DPL Highlights

12 01, 2017

NEW! Board Games for Checkout at DPL

January 12th, 2017|DPL Highlights, Library News|

We are very excited to introduce board games into our circulating collection. For the first time ever patrons will be able to browse our collection of board games (located near the Media Desk) and check them out to bring home. Up to two games at a time may be checked out

12 01, 2017

Tune in to our New Community Podcast

January 12th, 2017|DPL Highlights, Library News|

We are excited to announce the launch of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast! We’ll be releasing monthly episodes featuring conversations with dynamic Deerfield leaders, including business owners, elected officials, artists, educators, volunteers, and more.

Deerfield’s current Mayor, Harriet Rosenthal, is our feature interviewee this month. Mayor Rosenthal discusses her path

3 01, 2017

2017 Guess The Grammys Contest

January 3rd, 2017|DPL Highlights, Programs and Events|

Join us for one of our most popular contests of the year! Choose who you think will win the Grammy award in 11 different categories. A winner will be chosen from the entries with the most correct answers. First and second place prizes will be awarded.

Entries will be accepted until

20 12, 2016

Our Favorite Reads, Movies, & TV on DVD of 2016

December 20th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

It’s that time of year again… the time when everyone starts making their “Best of 2016” lists. We, of course, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make one of our own and share our staff’s favorite books, movies, and TV on DVD from 2016. So here it is!

We just

13 12, 2016

Convenient Ways to Return Your Library Materials

December 13th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

One of the more common questions we get asked at the library is where items can be returned. We offer a number of convenient ways to return your library materials to help you avoid fines.

When the Library is open, bring your items inside to return them, or

4 11, 2016

Need to Renew Your Library Books? You Have Lots of Options!

November 4th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

In a previous post, we described how our patrons can renew library materials online, but did you know we offer several other options for renewals?

You can renew in person at library by presenting your library card or the item you would like to renew to the assistant at

25 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Making the Deerfield Cemetery Audio Tours

October 25th, 2016|DPL Highlights, Programs and Events|

The Deerfield Public Library is proud to present recorded tours of the Deerfield Historical Cemetery! Right now you can take a tour through Deerfield’s history via the residents buried in the cemetery, and on Veterans Day we’ll be adding a special military history tour, highlighting the veterans buried here

13 09, 2016

Why is that book shelved there?

September 13th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

Did you ever notice that books about pet dogs are shelved closer to books about vegetables than books about wolves? It’s all because of the Dewey Decimal System, through which our library organizes all nonfiction books and a few types of fiction books. Melvil Dewey developed the system at

12 09, 2016

Public Art Open House, September 20

September 12th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

After you’ve checked out the Kerry James Marshall exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Master Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, there is another exhibit you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar, because it is one night only – at the Deerfield Public Library!

The Deerfield

24 08, 2016

Register to Vote by October 11

August 24th, 2016|DPL Highlights, Library News|

Taking part in the electoral process is one of our most basic and important rights as American citizens. The first step in the process is registering to vote!

Who can register to vote?

Be a United States citizen.
Be at least 18 years of age on or before the General