501 Sportsplex Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Hours: M-W, 9:00am-6:00pm
            Th, 9:00am-7:00pm
            Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm


“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” - Oscar Wilde

We hope that you are enjoying the collapse of summer. Even 80 degrees is like a cool front and a perfect time to cozy up with your next read.


If you did not know, our library Board and staff are beginning to plan for a new and bigger library. Our goal is to better serve our growing community and encourage those who may not know about the free, extensive services and resources available with a DSCL card. Part of the planning includes getting your input. If you have not already filled out our ten minute Community Input Survey, please do! It is available in English and in Spanish.

Remind your friends and neighbors who may not have a DSCL card that we want to hear from them too! We are hopeful that they may be encouraged to sign up for a card and take advantage of the resources we offer.

Looking forward to seeing you on the porch, participating in a virtual or limited in-house program, or using a library computer/printer/fax/copier machine at a time you have scheduled with us.
Take care,
Marcia Atilano, Library Director
New Titles Added to Our DSCL OverDrive Collection!

We have added new Children's, Young Adult, and Adult Non-Fiction & Fiction titles to OverDrive. See the complete list of titles added in September here!
The TexShare Card Program Has Returned!

The TexShare Card is an amazing resource that allows you to borrow from any participating library in the state, which includes the majority of public, academic, and even some medical libraries. Please remember your responsibilities using this resource. You must follow the policies of the lending library, which may be different from our own. You must return your materials directly to that library. DSCL will not return these items for you (different from our Interlibrary Loan program, which is still not open). Some libraries may ask to see your DSCL card, your TexShare card, and your driver's license. Again, every library is different.

To get or renew a TexShare card, please call us at 512.858.7825 to schedule with the front desk. Our policy still applies and can be read here.

September 15th - October 14th is Hispanic Heritage Month!

Celebrate by checking out related titles in our catalog. To view our Hispanic Heritage Month reading lists on READsquared click here for Adults & here for YA!
The Library Has Voter Registration Cards!

The deadline to register for the November election is Monday, October 5th! Remember, you can get a voter registration card at the library. These forms are available in both English and Spanish, and can be picked up during the porch pick-up hours.

If you have any questions about registering to vote in the State of Texas, you can visit the Vote Texas website here.

You Can Call the Library to Renew Your Account!

Has your card recently expired, locking your account? Call us at 512.858.7825, M-W, 9:00am-6:00pm; Th, 9:00am-7:00pm; and Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm. We will confirm your account information and renew you for another year!
Have a Vinyl Design You Want to Create?

Send us your designs between October 1st & 15th. We will print them using our Cricut, then contact you when they are ready to be picked up. Once you transfer your design to the item of your choice, send us a photo and we'll post it on our Facebook and Instagram!

Rules for designs:
1. No foul language or obscene images.
2. One design per person.
3. No larger than 5"x5".
4. No more than 2 colors.
5. Clear images only (PNG files preferred).

Email your designs to adultservices@dscl.org.
Please include your name &
library card number in the email.

Celebrate National Book Lover's Month with Bookmark Reviews!

Use one of our special Book Lover's Month bookmarks to write a short review of a book! The bookmarks will be available on the front porch or placed in your next reserved item.

Return the bookmark reviews at your next pick-up. If you can't drop by the library, you may also email your book reviews to adultservices@dscl.org. Remember to include your name and library card number!

Book reviews submitted in October will be entered to win a Kindle Fire courtesy of the FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library!

Only eligible members aged 13 & up will be entered to win the Kindle, but all ages are welcome to participate. You are eligible to win if you or a family member has not previously won a Kindle Fire.

Pumpkin Rock Craft


On October 30th, pick up a fall-themed craft kit from our front porch. Kits will be available from 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm during Trick or Treat @ the Library on a first-come-first-come basis. Limited to one per family.

Comic Strip Contest

During the month of October, DSCL is hosting a comic strip/graphic novel page contest.
Submit your drawing to adultservices@dscl.org for a chance to win a Rocketbook Notebook! Click here for more information!
Chair Exercise
Mondays, October 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 9:15-10-15am, Adults.
Zoom meetings; registration required.

Qigong October Session
Mondays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 1:00-2:00pm, Adults.
Zoom meetings; register online.

Monday Meditation
Mondays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 5:00-6:15pm, Adults.
Zoom meetings; register online.

Local Author Spotlight: Ann Todd
Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00-7:00pm, Adults.
Zoom presentation; register to recieve the link.

Local Author Spotlight: Saryu Parikh
Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00-7:00pm, Adults.
Zoom presentation; register to receive the link.

Charlotte's Book Club
Thursday, October 8th, 6:00-7:30pm, Adults.
The book club will be discussing The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.
Zoom meeting; register to attend.

3D Pens: Keychains
Thursdays, October 22nd & 29th, 4:30-5:30pm, Ages 13 & Up.
Create keychains using our 3Doodler Create pens! Space is limited; register to attend.

The Writer's Block

Friday, October 9th, 12:00-1:00pm, Adults.
Join our writer's round-table! Zoom meeting; register to attend.

Women in Confidence: Divorce Process
Friday, October 23rd, 11:30am-1:00pm, Adults.
Presented by Wealth Advisor, Amy Colton, and Attorney, Pam Pennes.
Zoom meeting; please register to attend.
Knit One, Read Too
Wednesdays, October
2nd & 16th, 4:30-6:00pm, Ages 8 & Up.
Parents or guardians are required to attend with minors.
An instructor from The Sated Sheep will help you with your knitting projects!
Please register to attend.

Outdoor Movie: The Book of Life
Thursday, October 15th, 7:00-8:35pm, All Ages.
Rated PG; 95 minutes. Enjoy the movie as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
and Dia de Los Muertos! Space is limited; register online to attend.

Parent-Child Monthly Book Club
Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30-7:15pm, Ages 9-12 & Adults.
October's book is Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz. Facilitated by Candy Wellins.
Space is limited; register online.
Trick or Treat @ the Library -
On the Front Porch!

Friday, October 30th,
10am-12pm & 2-4pm
  • Costumes are welcome, but not mandatory. Masks must be worn.
  • If you have books to pick up, call 512.858.7825 when you arrive so the reserves can be waiting after you are done trick or treating.
  • Please enter at the ramp end of the porch.
  • Enjoy the "special atmosphere" and music for your trick-or-treat experience!
  • Gather treats station-to-station while keeping a safe family-to-family distance.
  • Take any reserved books with you as you leave the porch.
  • Please exit down the main door steps, or enter for Story Time at 10:30am.
A Library Special on October 31st

A special Halloween Scary Story Video will be released on Saturday, Halloween Day! Watch it from the website link that will go live at 10am on the 31st.

DIY craft bags to accompany this story can be taken during Trick-or-Treat @ the Library. Please note: this STEM craft, with adult supervision, is suitable for ages 8 & up. It is not recommended for ages 7 & under due to the small sized battery, LED lights, and the copper tape needed for circuits. Remember, there will be two levels of craft bags available for pick up since there will be two Halloween story videos available on the 31st: Miss Julieta’s Discovery Time for preschool to primary ages and the special Scary Story Video for middle grade ages.
Multi-Media Virtual Fall Display

This year, the library is continuing our annual fall event - virtually! Kick your creativity into high gear and enlist all family members. Everyone is invited to submit a virtual version of their creation, and a Kindle entry is a bonus option if you or anyone in your family has not previously won a Kindle. Choose any fall theme, without blood and gore, then submit a digital photo(s) of your original creation to childrenslibrarian@dscl.org.

For full instructions and rules, click here! The deadline for submissions is October 27th by 5pm.

Cuentos en Español con Beatriz Ramirez

Join Beatriz, a native Spanish speaker, for four stories intended for preschool and lower elementary ages who are either Spanish or English speakers.

These special story videos will be made available on the library's YouTube channel as an "unlisted" video through a link that can be found on our website. Thank you, Beatriz, for sharing your time with our community!
International Children's Digital Library

A library for the World's children. You are invited to explore a world of books in their original laguages, literature, history, and culture. Enjoy your digital reading adventures!
Browsing Videos Available Online

Browsing videos of materials found in the Children's Wing are being created and shared on Facebook to help you "see" books and other materials that are available for reserving and front-porch pick up. We hope the videos help, in at least a small way, since in-person shelf browsing is not possible at this time.
Story Times Live at the Library
Ages 2 & Up, please wear your mask while in the library. Safe distancing and ongoing cleaning procedures are in place. DIY craft bags will be ready to take home after each story time!

Mother Goose on the Loose with Ms. Marie
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15am, Ages 0-3.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and activities! Space is limited; register through the links below.


              October 6th: All About Me - Tracing Me!
              October 13th: An Apple a Day - Yummy Good Food!
              October 20th: Falling Leaves - Colors All Around!
              October 27th: Little Pumpkins - Counting Fun Today!

Friday Discovery Time with Miss Julieta
Fridays, 10:30-11:30am, Preschoolers.
Space is limited; register below.

              October 2nd: "Doing Nothing?"
              October 9th: Lions and Unicorns, Oh My!
              October 16th: Something Sweet
              October 23rd: Friendships!
              October 30th: Is Darth Vader Scary? Or, Is He Scared? A Halloween Story Time!

Virtual Story Times & DIY Craft Instructional Videos
A selection of past story times are available for viewing on the library's YouTube channel. Note: these "unlisted" videos can only be accessed from our website's Story Time section.

DIY Craft Bags are also available "on demand." Call or email to ask for a specific craft to accompany a story time video, and pick it up for your own family craft time.
Call 512.858.7825 or email childrenslibrarian@dscl.org to schedule a pick up!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten -
An Early Literacy Program for Families with Little Ones!

New to 1,000 Books? Follow the link below for more information and registration instructions. If you haven't logged into READsquared recently, now is the time! Your family reading still earns the fun rewards that were so popular before our closure, as well as the digital rewards. Log in and add titles or check on rewards already assigned to your prereader! Call and set a time for front porch pick up of rewards that are waiting for you.

Art Through Your Eyes - Your Art Inspired by a Famous Artist: Frida Kahlo!
Wednesdays, October 7th, 2:00-3:00pm & October 21st, 4:00-5:00pm, Ages 9-12.
Experiment and create artwork in the style of Frida Kahlo! All supplies are provided.
Register online to attend.
Search, Explore, Discover More!

The library catalog is full of search options that can help you locate your next print, eBook, or eAudiobook. All you need to do is follow these catalog search tips in order to narrow your search results:
  • Login to your account using your library card number and your password.
  • "Search All Fields" is the default for a full collection search. Use the drop down arrow to narrow the search by "Title Starts With," "Title Phrase," "Author," or "Subject."
  • "More Search Options" offers useful alternatives. You can narrow your search by selecting from three broad search fields: "Advanced Search," "Series Search," or "Subject Search."
  • "Advanced Search" offers a flexible way to narrow your search of the catalog by using one or more of the drop-down search boxes to narrow your search results by selecting "Title Starts with Phrase," "Title Contains Phrase," "Author," "Subject," "Call # Starts With," "Medium," "Material Type," and other choices. At this point, you can connect your search options by using the smaill drop boxes and add the limiters "and," "or," or "and not" to the search.
  • "Series Search" will allow you to search the catalog for a particular series. This is a handy search tool, but does not work as a keyword search so you must know the exact series name.
  • "Subject Search" begins with "Subject starting with___" and you will fill in the blank for your search. All subjects with that beginning will show as they appear in the catalog records. The number of items for each subject appear in parentheses. Clicking on a subject will take you to those resulting titles in the catalog.

Saturday, October 17th
8 AM–3 PM

Help! We need to empty the storage
garage & are liquidating the books.


Prices: $0.25-$0.50

The books gotta go!!

The sale is outdoors in four tents.



Next door to 'My Happy Place'

2201-B W. Hwy. 290

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Look for the signs!

Click here for more FRIENDs information!

Dripping Springs Lions Club
Recycle for Sight
Dripping Springs Helping Hands
Give the gift of sight to a child in need. The Lions Club is still collecting donations from South Star Bank and Prosperity Bank. Thank you community for the many donations that you have contributed!

Learn more about this program here.
The library is not currently taking food donations, but Helping Hands is still accepting donations at their location. They are distributing food to the community by drive up service only on Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm, and Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm. Please check their website for updates, or call 512.820.0476.
It's not too late to complete the Census! Find out more information here.
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