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A Guide to Covid-19 Related Financial Resources and Assistance

It’s hard to stay on top of the news and programs offered in this dynamic Covid-19 environment. We’ve compiled a list of practical resources to help navigate the web for assistance, particularly financial, during this ever-changing time. Updated June 2, 2020


City of Desplaines

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information

Important City Updates

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An Audiobook program for Teens and Adults

Sora app
If you love audiobooks, or if you are just getting started with them, the SYNC audiobook program is fun, and interesting.  

You may already know it as it has been a summer program for the past 11 years. It’s targeted toward teens but anyone over 13 years old can access.

Each week the SYNC program provides two thematically paired audiobooks for checkout.

Once the titles have been added to your shelf in Sora, you can listen to them again and again, for as long as you want – just make sure you don’t return them!

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What do you see from YOUR window?

Now that we are Safe at Home, I'm spending a lot of time looking out my "office" window.

For the last year or so, my western view has looked out onto construction on River Road.

There is light at the end of that tunnel, I can see they are ready to pave the other half of the road any day now.

Check the City's website for weekly updates

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The Library Never REALLY Closes

We are looking after our patrons in many ways during this temporary closure of the library in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Illinois Governor Pritzker's "Shelter in Place" Executive Order.

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 so that you can access our online resources. We will issue physical cards once we re-open. 

We want you to get what you need now, so we will be increasing access to checkouts in Hoopla 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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