26 02, 2021

Welcome Back! Library building opens March 1

By |February 26th, 2021|

We have missed seeing our patrons! I’m pleased to announce that the Library building will be open to the public for limited hours beginning Monday, March 1, 2021.  Updated Hours for Service, effective March 1 Curbside Pickup: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2  p.m. NOTE: The location for curbside pickup will change on

29 01, 2021

Digital Magazines Through Libby/Overdrive Now Available

By |January 29th, 2021|

The RBDigital app for digital magazines has been discontinued. But don’t despair! You still have access to great digital magazines through Libby/Overdrive. If you are not familiar with Overdrive, it is one of our providers of e-books and e-audiobooks. They now offer over 3,000 digital magazines in their collection as

12 01, 2021

New Online Resource: Check Illinois

By |January 12th, 2021|

Oftentimes just because something is considered a public record, doesn't always mean it's easy to access. In fact, it's not always clear where you should look, or even what you need to be looking for. This is something we are well aware of at the Deerfield Public Library, and it's

1 12, 2020

Farewell to 2020 and Overdue Fines

By |December 1st, 2020|

Fine Free is finally here! Effective December 1, 2020, Deerfield Public Library will no longer collect overdue fines.  For the past two years, Library staff has researched the pros and cons of overdue fines, including potential usage barriers, efficiencies, and the Library’s bottom line. A first step in this direction

13 10, 2020

An Evening With Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, November 9

By |October 13th, 2020|

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the country’s leading antiracist voices, #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award winner, and historian, will discuss his book, How To Be An Antiracist with the Deerfield Public Library and ten other participating libraries on Monday, November 9 at 6

16 09, 2020

Statement from the Director: COVID-19 Exposure

By |September 16th, 2020|

On late Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Library was notified of a known exposure of COVID-19 at Deerfield Public Library between September 9-11, 2020.  Based on the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health, we were not required to close, and notification of this low-risk exposure to staff and

4 08, 2020

DPL “Fight to Integrate Deerfield” honored with John Cotton Dana Award

By |August 4th, 2020|

The Deerfield Public Library is the proud recipient of the American Library Association’s prestigious John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award. The award recognizes “The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection,” a months-long initiative exploring a significant period in our local history, and its lasting impact.  The year 2019

24 07, 2020

Welcome Back! Library building opens July 27

By |July 24th, 2020|

Update 10/29/2020: On October 28, Governor Pritzker announced new COVID-19 mitigation measures for region 9, which includes Deerfield. The Library’s current service model complies with the new regulations, so we will not make any service changes at this time.  Our current service model prioritizes the safety and health of our

16 07, 2020

Public Computers Now Available and More Updates

By |July 16th, 2020|

Our outdoor services - returns, curbside pickup, and grab-and-go crafts - have been hugely popular, which is gratifying. We have taken all necessary steps to prioritize the safety and health of our staff, patrons, and the greater community. With careful planning, we are ready to introduce additional services.  We know

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