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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snapshot Day - what we've learned so far

I think we've all had time to dig out of the snow and get back to normal, at least whatever counts as "normal" for Chicago in February! The Library was very quiet this morning but is gradually filling up and we're doing our best to document a typical day here as part of the Illinois Library Association's "Snapshot" - One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries.

I've posted an online survey where you are welcome to share your comments about why you like the Des Plaines Public Library. If you haven't filled it in yet, you can do so below. I thought I'd share with you what a few patrons have written thus far.

"I go mostly with my 3 year old daughter. There is such a large assortment of books and movies for her to choose from."

Favorite thing? "The library staff. They work hard for us!"

"My favorite thing is the up-to-date Music collection. The library is really keeping up with current music trends!"

"The check out system is so easy. I can place a hold on books from multiple libraries without traveling. Staff at the each floor is very knowledgeable." ap.

"Its beauty. It lifts my spirits to see a well-designed, well-cared for public facility in Des Plaines -- for us all to share."

"I really enjoy the selection in the Book Club section. I can always find an interesting read there when I'm not sure what I want to read next. It makes it convenient to find newer (though not aways) popular books, similar to browsing a bookstore. Also, I love the foreign film selection. There are many titles I've never seen in a video store, so I was very happy to discover this!" Sue H.

Just a few of the comments we've received and we would love to hear from you about why you use DPPL, what your favorite part of the Library is and any other love you'd like to share with us - after all, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and "Love Stories" is still the most searched book topic here at the Des Plaines Public Library - so we know there are some lovers out there! Thanks for your comments so far, we really do read and appreciate them. I'll share photos and video from Snapshot Day as the day continues. Stay warm and dry out there.

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