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Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Hours:
  • M-Th, 9:00am-4:30pm
  • F, 9:00am-1:00pm
512.858.7825
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The Library will be closed until
at least January 6th for staff quarantine and January 18th
for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER
LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Because a Library staff member has tested positive for Covid-19, Dripping Springs Community Library will suspend all services including porch side delivery, scheduled time to use DSCL computers, printers, fax, copy machines, and in-house programs until at least Wednesday, January 6th.

 

Please watch our website or social media pages and look for future newsletters for updates. PLEASE NOTE: Do not worry about returning library materials. We are moving due dates ahead, so you will not receive fines through the period we are closed. ALSO: all Reserve items are temporarily suspended, and the ability to place Reserves is also suspended.

 

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“A new heart for a New Year, always!” - Charles Dickens

Mr. Dickens had the right idea for beginning each new year, but it seems like especially good advice for us as we begin 2021.

 

Did you know about the DSCL eResources that are available when you login into your library account? Even if you said, "Yes," I would encourage you to investigate them again! You may have missed seeing everything on the list. These electronic resources are DSCL paid subscriptions to information from different companies, and we make them available for you to use for free. You will not have access to the information they contain just by searching on the internet. You may come across a related website, but you will have to have your own paid account to see what is available. Most of these eResources are educational and some are for your reading pleasure. We hope you will take advantage of all of them which are made available to you through your DSCL account!

 

Read below for the ways that DSCL is beginning 2021!
 
Take care! 
Marcia Alitano, Library Director
NEW AT DSCL
New eTitles
We have added new eTitles for Children, Teens, and Adults in OverDrive. Listen to or read them through the Libby app by OverDrive!
DID YOU KNOW?
Voices of Our Veterans
We are collecting and recording short videos and stories from our local veterans and sharing them on our social media pages and website. Click to hear their stories!
Register on the Events Page to Attend
Virtual Programs. In-Library Programs Have Currently Been Suspended.
TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS
Reading Habit Tracker
Did you know that just 30 minutes of reading can have long term benefits for your mental health? Track your reading this month and develop a good habit!... more.
Thank You Letter
Write a Thank You letter to your favorite fictional character or author, and drop the post card off in our very magical mail box on the front porch (not the real one on in the parking lot)!... more.
MLK Service Day is Jan. 18th
The prompt this year is "What are you doing for others?" Share your volunteer ideas with us and we'll pick one to serve our community... more.
Winter Wonderland Craft Kit
Paint a winter landscape on a mini canvas! Email adultservices@dscl.org to schedule a pick up... more.
Monday Meditation
Every Monday in January, 5pm
Virtual meditation led by Gert Johan Manschot.
Please bring something comfortable to sit on... more.
Local Author Spotlight
Tues., Jan. 26th, 3pm
Karen Hulene Bartell
Each month, we are spotlighting local authors! Register online to attend... more.
Non-Fiction Addiction
Thurs., Jan. 7th, 6pm
Discussing Debussy by Stephen Walsh... more.
Charlotte's Book Club
Thurs., Jan. 14th, 6pm
Discussing The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver... more.
 
The Writer's Block
Fri., Jan. 8th, 12pm
Struggling with a plot line? Character
stuck in limbo? Get out of your writing rut... more.
FAMILY PROGRAMS
January Activities & Crafts
Everyone is encouraged to try some of the January Activities and Crafts for some winter fun. Send us a photo or two showing your creativity, we would love to share! DIY bag available by request. Win a Kindle by completing four... more.
On-Demand Cooking Lessons with Cook Learn Grow
The Jr. Chef Group is aimed at mid-level cooks, but with parental assistance younger ones can successfully take part. Virtual Access allows up to 20 cooks to take part in 50+ individual lessons... more.
Family Music Classes
for Children 0-5 and their Adults
First Zoom class Jan. 13th, 10:00am
Registration open now for this series of monthly classes conducted by Armstrong Community Music School of Austin... more.
Parent-Child Book Club
Thurs., Jan. 28th, 6:30pm
The book club will be discussing Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley on Zoom... more.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
At this time, both Tuesday and Friday Story Times will be virtual recordings. Please continue to register as if you would attend in person!
 
We want to prepare and provide as full a story time opportunity as possible, virtually! Your continued registration will do several things: provide you with a virtual story time link via email, reserve your family special DIY activity bags for that story time, and registration also allows us to better prepare materials for your family.
 
Given the current situation, please note that all story time and program DIY Activity Bags will be carefully prepared with both gloving and masking in place for "hands-free preparation."
Mother Goose on the Loose
with Ms. Marie
Videos Posted on Tuesdays
Friday Discovery Time
with Miss Julieta
Videos Posted on Fridays
 
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The library’s early literacy program continues even with the safe distancing requirements and the library not being fully open at this time! If you already participate in 1,000 Books you will notice a few changes. If you are new to 1,000 Books, welcome, and read on!... more.
FEATURED ONLINE RESOURCE
Read Your Favorite Magazines with Flipster
Access magazines such as US Weekly, Rolling Stone, Men's Health, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, PC World, HGTV Magazine, Golf, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and many more through your library account!

Greetings Friends,

 

The Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library have been a devoted group of volunteers for 35 years with the sole mission to raise funds for our library. Today, the Friends continue to expand its community events, raise money, and volunteer for the library. As we look to the future and the growing needs of our community, we invite you to join the Friends to ensure the library's vitality and relevance.

 

Did you know that your membership is a direct financial support of the library? New or renewed memberships put your money where your literary heart is, the Dripping Springs Community Library. Please invest in the future of your library and join or renew your Friends membership here

 

The three membership categories include,

  • Individual $20
  • Family $50
  • Paton $100
Become a Friends volunteer at info@fodscl.org.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Dripping Springs Lions Club
Recycle for Sight

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.
Dripping Springs
Helping Hands
Helping Hands is distributing food to the community by drive up service only on Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm, and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm. Please check their website for updates, or call 512.820.0476.
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