Come in and Color

Come In and Color
Feeling stressed out this holiday season? Take a break at DCL on Saturday, December 5th at 10:00 am and join us as we break out the coloring books and colored pencils. Some doctors are making the case that coloring can actually help to relieve stress and anxiety in adults. Bring your own covered drink and we’ll provide snacks and all supplies. Program is for ages 18+, and registration is appreciated but not required. Call the library at 236-2661 to sign up.

Festival of Trees is Coming!

December is justFestival of Trees Logo around the corner and the Friends of DCL would like to invite you to participate in the annual Festival of Trees!

Festival of Trees is a fun holiday event where families, businesses and community groups decorate Christmas trees for display throughout the library. Community members are encouraged to vote for their favorite(s) with dollar “ballots” (ballot box stuffing is encouraged!) Not only does the balloting raise funds for the library, but the Festival itself is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together and showcase many of our community’s outstanding establishments through their creative tree decorating.

Please consider participating in this year’s Festival of Trees! Registration forms are available at the library or click here to download the Festival of Trees Application. Forms are due by November 29th. The Festival of Trees will take place on Friday, December 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Tree set-up will be Thursday, December 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm or by arrangement.

December 4th activities will include live music and SANTA in the Storyroom! Santa

Be sure to stop by on December 4th for voting, and throughout the month of December to view the beautiful Festival of Trees!

Watch Edith Renfrow Smith Interview

Click here to view the video of the interview with Edith Renfrow Smith that took place at the library on October 7th. At 101 years of age, Edith is truly a remarkable person full of wit and wisdom!

Edith Renfrow Smith Interview

Watch the interview with Edith Renfrow Smith

Access an MP3 audio recording of this event here. Note: audio recording was running during 30+ minutes of individual conversations that took place with Edith after the public interview was completed.

What do kids want to read about?

We’re updating the children’s non-fiction collection and want your input!

Boy is reading a book

Because of a generous donation by Don Puls the library is updating the children’s non-fiction collection.

Below are links to 2 surveys, one for parents and the other for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Parents after you take the survey, please encourage or help your student take the survey as well.

Your input will help us build a collection that is best for our community. Thank you for your time and support!



Weekly Storytimes @DCL


Our regular storytime schedule will start in September.

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month is our preschool storytime for ages 3-6.

The 2nd & 4th Tuesday is Mother Goose Storytime for babies and toddlers.

All storytimes go from 10:30 to 11:00am with snack time after stories. 

baby story time


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