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Summer Reading Program Volunteers Needed

Help out during DPPL’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge!

You will promote SRC, greet families, hand out prizes, and much more! For students entering 7th - 12th grade in the Fall.

If you're friendly, patient, and enthusiastic about working with children, sign up to become a Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer at the Des Plaines Public Library!

SRC Volunteers MUST be entering grades 7-12 in the Fall of 2023.

Applications will be available Monday, April 10.

If you have any questions email Esli Avalos at or call 847-376-2837

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Program Highlights Video Archive

The Weird & Wonderful World With Mary Roach

Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times bestselling science author, Mary Roach. Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird and wonderful world in which we live. Roach has explored topics from the curious lives of human cadavers, packing to visit space, the afterlife, and more.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on March 1, 2023 and will be available to view through April 2.)


DIY With DPPL: Pompom Bookmarks

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

This time, you'll learn how to make your very own pompom bookmark.

Starting on Saturday, March 7th, stop by the Youth Services desk on the second floor of DPPL to pick up a kit (while supplies last!).

Then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video. (Grade 1 and up.)