Thursday, May 24, 2012
Taste is a funny thing, isn't it? Whether you are talking about tasting foods or your personal taste for books, movies, or clothes, "taste" is something very personal. But, when you taste something really, really good, your first urge is to share it..."Here, try this, it's delicious!"
Also, is taste something you can learn? Or are just "born" with it? Certainly, people that are picky eaters can remain picky eaters their entire lives. But people who are voracious readers or watch a lot of movies improve their taste by consuming more books and movies.
This summer at the library we hope we can make your summer a little more delicious. Many of our events and programs will revolve around the theme "taste." Our headline events for the summer are the summer reading clubs. Our theme for the youth club is "Reading is SO Delicious." The teen and adult clubs will have cafe and restaurant themed displays. Whether you are a kid or an adult, you can consume books and win fun prizes.
So, come to library this summer, and feed your imagination. At least you won't have to count calories!
You can find more information about all of our "taste" programs on our "Taste" page. Bon appétit!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Every month, the Des Plaines Public Library’s website is viewed more than 3,000 times on a smartphone or mobile device. Maybe you’re one of those viewers. If so, the library has developed a mobile app for just for you!
The Des Plaines Public Library’s new DPPL mobile app allows library users to check accounts, search the library catalog, and more. To download the new DPPL mobile app, just visit our website at http://www.dppl.org/mobile/app.html. You will find links there to the iOS app store, the Google Play Store (for Android devices), and a link to follow if you have another type of device.
The DPPL app, which is available for a wide range of platforms including iOS and Android, is optimized for mobile devices. Library users can log in to their library account, place holds and renew materials and search the library catalog in a mobile-friendly format and more, easily and quickly.
You can use really important library services like our catalog and eBook collection with ease, on the fly, anywhere, anytime.
Before we launched the app, you could access the library’s webpage on mobile devices, but the experience wasn’t really user friendly. On a mobile device, the big scrolling pages, tiny buttons, and vanishing text made it a little frustrating to use. The new DPPL app delivers direct access to the library’s website in a format that makes all of these tasks easier to do on the go. You can use really important library services like our catalog and eBook collection with ease, on the fly, anywhere, anytime.
Other cool features include BookLook, which allows library users to scan a book and check if DPPL has a copy. Users can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks to personal devices via the new app and stay connected with the library via a calendar of upcoming events, DPPL’s Twitter feed, Facebook pages, and blogs. We don’t want your relationship with the library to begin and end inside the building. The DPPL app lets you use our services in ways that make sense to you, that fit into your life.
The DPPL app lets you use our services in ways that make sense to you, that fit into your life.
For more information on DPPL Mobile and other digital book, movies, music and eResources available for free at the Des Plaines Public Library, visit www.dppl.org/edppl.
Friday, May 11, 2012
There's no need to refresh the page. Don't adjust your RSS reader. We've been hard at work on some exciting projects and that has meant no new blog posts recently. So, please stay tuned for exciting news about our new programming theme, Summer Reading Clubs, digital collections, and more.