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In 2020, We Kept Families Crafting, Reading, Moving, and Learning!

Rocky is in the forefront of a familiar DP location.

Rocky loves to visit cool spots all over Des Plaines!

When the pandemic hit and staying at home became the norm for an unpredictable amount of time, library staff were full of thoughts from "how do we do this?" to "let's tell everyone that the library can be used from wherever they are!", and more. 

As Program Coordinator in the Youth Services department, my focus went from Spring Break concert logistics and scheduling Summer Reading fun to training for Zoom storytimes and figuring out what virtual and home-based programming we could bring to our community.

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20 Ways to “Library” From Your Couch

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We are looking after our patrons in many ways during this temporary return to carry-out service.

We have a lot of great online resources available to patrons with Des Plaines Library cards.

If you do not have a library card, you can fill out our online application from home.

We will process temporary cards while we are closed and you can come to the carry-out desk and pick up your physical card whenever you are ready.   

We want you to get what you need now, so we have access to checkouts in Hoopla and Kanopy from 10 a month to 20.

We will also be keeping a close eye on holds and ordering additional copies of in-demand ebooks and eaudiobooks so that our patrons can get them faster.

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Why I Changed My Mind About Zoom Yoga Classes

My initial experience teaching yoga was to live, in-person classes -- something I never knew I'd have to specify. 

In mid March, we all transitioned to teaching online. 

Far more seasoned teachers than me also had a newfound nervousness within the confines of a format we were unused to, but that's just another addition to the list of things that are the "new-normal."

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The Library Is Open: What You Need to Know

Welcome back everyone!

All floors of the library are open for browsing and checkout, reference help, computer reservation, self-service holds pickup, copying, account assistance, and more. Masks and social distancing are required and some services are limited.

Reopening guidelines

To keep our community safe, we are following Phase Four guidelines by limiting occupancy and observing strict social distancing.

CUSTOMER HOURS

10 to 7 Monday through Friday

10 to 4 Saturday

1 to 4 Sunday

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