Ways To Play At DPPL

Looking for something to do this winter?

Look no further than DPPL for ideas and activities to warm up, learn, enrich and keep active all season long.

Come on in the library: study rooms, computers, and study carrels are all open!

Come on in the library: study rooms, computers, and study carrels are all open!

DPPL has three public meeting rooms on the first floor and study rooms on the third and fourth floor. Check out the Study & Meeting Rooms page for more information on how to make a reservation.

We also have a public computer lab on the fourth floor, as well as laptops available for checkout on the third and fourth floors. Visit the Computers & WiFi page for more information.

Pick up a new family take-home kit: Play Pack, DIY, Rocky Celebrates Diwali, and more! 

Pick up a new family take-home kit: Play Pack, DIY, Rocky Celebrates Diwali, and more!

We love helping you get crafty! Check out the Wednesday Crafternoons and DIY With DPPL blog archives to see past projects, and check the calendar to see what arts and crafts we currently have available.

Print from home and pick up at the library with ePrintIt.

Print from home and pick up at the library with ePrintIt.

Need a document printed but don't have a printer handy? Submit your file, using the instructions on the Printing, Scanning, Faxing page, and you can print it out at the library's fourth floor.

Visit the new

Visit the new "Play" displays on the 4th floor and check out board and video games, books about games and more.

There are plenty of ways to stay playful at DPPL, and the displays on the 4th floor have great recommendations of board games or video games that you can take home today!

Shop for bargains at the Friends Of The Library Book Nook located on the 1st floor.

Shop for bargains at the Friends Of The Library Book Nook located on the 1st floor.

Looking for a good read at a low cost, but don't want to wait until the next book sale? Check out the Book Nook for discounted books, CDs and more. More information at the Friends Of The Library Book Sales page.

Earn teen service credits by making a Happy Tails Kit, joining the Teen Advisory Board, or writing a book review.

Earn teen service credits by making a Happy Tails Kit, joining the Teen Advisory Board, or writing a book review.

To help you give back to your community, we offer plenty of volunteer opportunities for teenagers. Check out our Volunteering For Teens page to learn more.

Request a teacher BookBag for a curated collection of materials on a theme, perfect for homeschool.

Request a teacher BookBag for a curated collection of materials on a theme, perfect for homeschool.

If you're a teacher in need of educational materials, we can put together a bookbag within three to five school days. Learn more at our Bookbag Request page.

Enjoy free access to ancestry.com from home, and build your family tree.

Enjoy free access to ancestry.com from home, and build your family tree.

If you want to learn more about your heritage, ProQuest has generously allowed free access to ancestry.com for all DPPL cardholders through December 31st, 2021. 

Access free WiFi inside the library or from the library parking lots.

Access free WiFi inside the library or from the library parking lots.

Connect to the Internet using DPPL's free WiFi, which extends throughout the building as well as the library plaza and parking garage. More info at the Computers and WiFi page.

Drop in to pick up Teen Take and Make crafts!

Drop in to pick up Teen Take and Make crafts!

Looking for a fun project you can take home and assemble? Stop by the third floor and pick up materials for a craft project. Check our calendar to see what's available now!

Hang out, play video games, read or study in the Commons, DPPL's dedicated teen space.

Hang out, play video games, read or study in the Commons, DPPL's dedicated teen space.

Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to The Commons, our teen space on the third floor. There are tables for collaboration, video games, magazines, and collections of books. More information at The Commons page.

Get homework help or talk with a live tutor on HelpNow.

Get homework help or talk with a live tutor on HelpNow.

HelpNow is a great resource for online learning, which allows you to interact with virtual tutors, writing and language labs, practice tests, résumé review and much more. Learn more at our HelpNow page.

Join a write-in and write a novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November.

Join a write-in and write a novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November.

Aspiring writers can join the DPPL Writing Group, which celebrates National Novel Writing Month each November. Share your work with a supportive community of writers and get honest but friendly feedback on your work. Find out more at the Writing Group page.

Subscribe to a free 3-month Teen Book Box for books and goodies curated just for you.

Subscribe to a free 3-month Teen Book Box for books and goodies curated just for you.

Just fill out a form about your reading preferences, and our librarians will hand-pick a book that you'll love. Find out more about this service at the Teen Book Box blog post.

Enjoy paywall-free access to New York Times Cooking.

Enjoy paywall-free access to New York Times Cooking.

What's for dinner? Home cooks of every level can find delicious recipes and interactive cooking guides to brush up on kitchen techniques. Just visit the NYT Cooking page from DPPL, redeem the code and log in or register for 24 hours of unlimited access.

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