We're rolling out a new service called "Text a Librarian." Did you know more Americans send text messages rather than making phone calls? In 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers averaged 357 text messages a month!
Now, texting is a good way for you to reach your library, too.
Here's how "Text a Librarian" works - it's so simple you won't believe it.
- Dial 66746 on your mobile device;
- Begin the body of your message with the 4 letter code: dppl;
- Then type your question and hit send.
A helpful tip: you only need to type "dppl" in the first time you send a message from a particular device. After that, our system will remember you. It will not, however, reveal your mobile phone number to us, so your privacy is protected and your number cannot be sold to pesty telemarketers.
Pretty simple, isn't it? Give it a whirl, whether you need a quick fact (what's the population of Des Plaines? what's the date of Memorial Day this year?), directions (is the library north or south of Oakton Community College?) or even library information (what are your hours today?). If you do try it, please let us know what you think of this new service.