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4 04, 2017

And the winners are…

The winners of the fourth annual Deerfield Public Library Tournament of Books have been determined! As you know, the winning fiction/graphic novel was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The boy-wizard-all-grown-up was battling your favorite Early Reader duo, Elephant & Piggie, in We Are in a Book! No buzzer beater

4 04, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month: It’s EASY being Green!

I remember the first Earth Day celebration in 1970! It was my freshman year of high school and our Social Studies teacher incorporated it into the curriculum. I don’t think many of us understood the scope of the issues, but what I learned in class, and in the news, stuck

31 03, 2017

Who Will Be Your Champion? Voting Closes April 4!

After a week in which we saw almost 1,500 votes cast, we are down to two titles! Your favorite book in the fiction/graphic novel bracket was (drum roll, please) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! That will face the winner in the picture book/early reader bracket, which was...We Are in

28 03, 2017

Programming for Patrons with Special Needs: Working with the Deerfield Coalition

This past January, we at the Deerfield Public Library were thrilled to introduce our new quarterly program series, P.L.A.C.E. (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone), geared specifically towards our adult patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and caregivers. This new program series is

14 03, 2017

Can’t Find Your Item on the Hold Shelf? Try This!

Placing a hold on an in-demand item is a great way to access a book, movie, or any other item that is currently checked out at the Library. (For more information on how to place a hold on an item, please see our video tutorial.) When an item you’ve placed

8 03, 2017

Discover Something New with Our Discovery Kits

We are thrilled to announce our new collection of Discovery Kits! Our Discovery Kits will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts with hands-on making. The first kits that the Library is offering for check-out are Makey Makey Discovery Kits. Watch out for more exciting and creative DPL Discovery

6 03, 2017

Talking Fire Safety with Ray Larson in Latest Podcast

For our third episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we interviewed Ray Larson, Deputy Chief of the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire District. He discusses the path to becoming a firefighter, fire and life safety tips, when to call 911, and some of the unusual situations they’ve responded to.  If you

2 03, 2017

Giving Tree Reception, March 9

It takes a Village to create a great Village library, and the first leaves on the new Giving Tree help tell that story. The Giving Tree, an initiative of the Library Board of Trustees, is a non-monetary recognition, which honors individuals and organizations that have made lasting contributions to the

27 02, 2017

Original Programming on Netflix

Last year, we started circulating Roku streaming players to our patrons, and one of the things they love is our growing movie collection on the Vudu app. We now have over 400 films in our collection. The other resource that has been very popular is the Netflix app. One of the reasons

10 02, 2017

2017 Guess the Oscars Contest!

February is our favorite month of the year at the Multimedia Desk... because in February we get to watch both the Grammy Awards and the Oscars! To celebrate the Academy Awards we’re having another 'Guess the Oscars' contest this year. Choose who you think will win the Oscar in 10