Summer Program Schedule – July 27 – 31

summer schedule July 27 - 31

It doesn’t get any better than this…

Prairie Jewel Dixieland Band will be playing,

Rootbeer Floats will be flowing,

and the Prairie is in BLOOM!

 Join us in celebrating the completion of Converging Landscapes.

Wednesday, July 29
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

on the South Terrace of the Library

More eBooks than ever

bridges logo

The library is excited to announce a bigger and better than ever consortium to bring you ebooks and eaudiobooks from Overdrive. Along with the majority of the libraries in Iowa, we are now a part of the BRIDGES consortium to provide services from Overdrive, the top provided of eTitles to libraries in the country. The recent merger joins the power of the two earlier groups, WILBOR which we were a part of, and NEIBORS, the eastern Iowa consortium.  This means more titles for you to choose from and greater buying power for the group. The underlying platform is exactly the same and other than the logo change the interface will be familiar to users. BRIDGES went live on July 15th.

Learn more about this and our other eAudio book provider, OneClickDigital, on our eBook page.

Free Vision Screening

The Lions Clubs of Iowa will be at the library Tuesday, June 23 and July 28 at 11am to provide screenings. Iowa KidSight is open to any child 6 months of age through kindergarten. An Iowa KidSight screening satisfies the vision screening requirement for children entering kindergarten in Iowa. Parents must complete a consent form prior to a screening being conducted. Forms are available at the circulation desk and will be available at the screening. More information can be found at

New! Chilton Online Auto Repair

DCL has added Chilton Online Auto Repair for patrons to use from their home computers. Need to see a wiring diagram for your 2008 Chevy Malibu’s electrical system, or see a diagram to help you replace the coolantchilton heater cord? Now you can see all the great diagrams and schematics that Chilton is known for right from your home computer. In addition, Chilton Online also offers repair animations and videos of certain procedures.

April is National Car Care Month, so check out Chilton Online Auto Repair soon! You’ll fine a permanent link in the Online Resources tab, or click here with your library barcode handy to get started today.


Learn a Language with MANGO

Thanks to funding from Friends of DCL, we now provide Mango Languages as an online learning resource. Mango is free of charge to all library card holders and is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

CLICK HERE to start your online learning.

ADDED BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Through a collaboration with Grinnell College you have the opportunity to connect with a native speaking “conversation partner” for many of the languages. To sign up for a language partner, email a request to