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One Hundred Ways to Use Your Library

Posted By:  Dana O'Connell
Date Posted:  10/7/2020

Discover new ways to use the library as we continue Deschutes Public Library’s centennial celebration by sharing 100+ ideas to get the most out of your library card. Follow along each week as we spotlight unconventional ideas and creative ways you may not have thought of to use your library. Watch the list grow each week as we highlight resources, services, events, contests, programs and more available for kids, teens and adults in Deschutes County.

           Week 1: October 7, 2020

  1. Start reading with friends by reserving a Book Club Kit with over 270 titles available
  2. Watch A Novel Idea author presentations online dating back to 2005
  3. Pick up a voter registration form (you have until October 13 to register in Oregon)
  4. Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, cultures and space with National Geographics Kids
  5. Teen writers: submit your work by October 9 for a chance to get published in the Undefined Teen Magazine
  6. Discover new music releases through Hoopla
  7. Decorate a pumpkin for our fourth annual contest for a chance to win great prizes

    Week 2: October 14, 2020
  8. Browse international cookbooks and try something exotic for dinner
  9. Register for a free 30-minute consultation with local lawyers (Spanish interpretation available)
  10. Suggest a purchase to help expand your Library’s collection
  11. Pick up an “I <3 My Library” sticker at any branch and stick it to a notebook
  12. Borrow a new graphic novel from your library to spark a conversation
  13. Take a fall foliage StoryWalk® with the family at any of our six library locations
  14. Check out a Curriculum Crate for at-home activities and student group learning pods
  15. Download the Libby app for simultaneous audiobooks and e-books

    Week 3: October 21, 2020
  16. Cast your vote to help decide the winner of the fourth annual pumpkin decorating contest
  17. Read the latest comic books through Hoopla (fun for any age)
  18. Help your child apply for their very own library card online
  19. Jump-start your job search online with a wealth of resources available from your library
  20. Feeling nostalgic? Browse physical CDs from your library (we have books on CD too)
  21. Research your genealogy with Ancestry library edition and other amazing resources
  22. Hear from award-winning illustrator Zeke Peña during a live Zoom event (Oct 22 at 1:00pm)
  23. Watch scary (or not so scary) movies with Kanopy streaming services

About Deschutes Public Library’s Century of Service

In 1916, voters established Deschutes County in a break from Crook County and Prineville to better control their own destinies. Among the accomplishments of the young county was the foundation of the Deschutes County Library system in January 1920, with 3,488 books in circulation and 1,252 cardholders by the end of that first year. The Central Oregon community grew by leaps and bounds in the 100 years since, and so have we. Now, with hundreds of thousands of items in circulation and nearly 90,000 library card holders, we reach people where they are, whether it’s in one of our six locations, online or through community outreach.

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