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.
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.
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.
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.
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.