Archive for 02/2022

Staff Picks

25 Reading Recs Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month
Every February, we honor the contributions of African Americans who have helped impact our country in some kind of way.

This month, the staff at DPPL compiled a list of some of our favorite books, movies, and resources by black creators. 

Check them out from the library this month. 

Or all year round!

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DIY With DPPL: Dragon Clothespin Puppets

Hey, Kiddos! It's time for a new edition of DIY with DPPL!

Starting on Saturday, February 26th, stop by the Youth Services desk on the second floor of DPPL to pick up a kit (while supplies last!).

This time, you'll learn how to assemble your very own dragon puppet using crayons, a clothespin and a googly eye!

Then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video. 


Proud to Be Your Star Library

For the scond year in a row Des Plaines Public Library has been named one of America’s Star Libraries on the 2021 Library Journal Index of Public Services.

This award places DPPL in the top 4% of libraries nationwide. DPPL is one of just 261 libraries across the country and 15 in the state of Illinois awarded this designation.  5,846 public libraries nationwide were surveyed in the 2021 report.

This comes at a time when DPPL's 2021 circulation has just surpassed over 1 million items, an 18% increase from 2020 at this time.

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