DCL is participating with other libraries around the world in the Big Library Read. From May 15th-June 1st we will offer UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS thru WILBOR (no waiting lists!!!!!) of the ebook The Four Corners of the Sky. This pilot program is being offered by Overdrive (the company that provides the WILBOR eBook service). There will be opportunities to join discussions with the author and other readers during the reading period.
More information available at http://www.biglibraryread.com/big-library-read/
Login to WILBOR and get the book today! http://wilbor.lib.overdrive.com
The space outside the patio where a child-friendly prairie exploration area is under development. (Photo courtesy of the Scarlet & Black)
Changes are coming to the library prairie! Library staff are working with local prairie enthusiasts Vic Verrette and Lorna Caulkins on a series of programs to create a child friendly prairie space off of the library patio. As you can see in the photo, the space is already starting to take shape. This Saturday, May 18th, between 10am and 12pm will be the first in a series of programs where children and families are invited to help fill the area with larger prairie plants.
All ages are invited to come explore and learn about the prairie!
You might also be interested in a story in the Scarlett & Black.
Whether you are a long time resident of the area or moved here recently, you may have something to contribute to the Poweshiek History Preservation Project. We are looking for people who have pictures or documents that tell the story of regular people who lived in the area. If you are willing to allow your items to be scanned for inclusion in an online database, they will become part of a rich online resource documenting life in this area without giving up your original item. We are also looking for people who are willing to help collect this information – possibly helping to scan items, collect oral histories or do a variety of other things to help the project.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 10am
Monday, June 3rd at 11:15am
Thursday, June 13th at 5:15pm
The library is hosting meetings to share about the project and provide answers to questions. Attendance at a meeting is NOT required to get involved. You can learn more about the project and ways to get involved by visiting the main project page here. This page provides links to tell us about possible material you have for inclusion in the project as well as a way sign up to volunteer.
Do you have an eReader or tablet and want to know how to download books through the library? Check out our eBooks page to learn more about what DCL has to offer in downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. Includes like to both WILBOR, OneClickDigital, and Help pages.
Did you know that many of our online services can be accessed via a mobile device app? You can use your mobile device to search thousands of news resources with EBSCO, learn a language on the go with Mango, listen to audiobooks from WILBOR or the new OneClickDigital, read ebooks from WILBOR, as well as keep up with your library account.
Check out the new DCL Mobile page here or under the Resources tab for more information.
Thanks to funding from Friends of DCL, we have just added Mango Languages to our list of online learning resources. 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 learn more and 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 fill out this form.