LIBRARY NEWS - APRIL 2016
What's happening at your public library?
My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.    ― Peter Golkin      
NEW 21-DAY LOANS!
+2 Renewals
We've listened to your feedback and we've extended our loan periods. You can now keep your books for 21 Days and renew them twice if nobody is waiting for them.

See our complete new Materials Loan Policy HERE.

Overdue Fines Forgiveness
National Library Week:  April 10-16 
In honor of National Library Week (April 10-16), we'll be celebrating with a whole week of forgiveness for your existing overdue fines*. So dust off that library card, dig out those overdue books you forgot to return for whatever reason and come on by any library location to start fresh. It's like Christmas in April. 

*Does not include fines for lost/damaged items.
Reading Behind Bars
A "Libraries Transform" Story
We all know that exposure to reading, knowledge and education is one of the most effective antidotes to crime and substance abuse problems in our society. Recently, DHCLS has been in discussions as to the state of the libraries in both the Houston County Jail, as well as the Youth Diversion Center. We are happy to announce that we will be partnering with both agencies to help keep their collections fresh. If you would like to support this worthy cause, please visit our DONATE  page. 
Dothan Rotary Clubs Book Drive
Helping Wiregrass "at-risk" kids
The Rotary Clubs of Dothan and Houston County are once again coordinating their annual "at-risk" youth book drive. Drop off your new or gently used children's and teen books to the Downtown or Westgate library locations any day in April and they will find their way into the waiting and eager hands of young readers via area doctors offices and social service agencies.  For more information click HERE. 

Improving Your Commute
eAudiobooks
One of our regular e-audiobook users took our Customer Satisfaction Survey recently and left us with this nugget of feedback we thought we would share. "I love the OverDrive application. Being able to reserve titles that I can stream in my car on the way to work is amazing and brings me much happiness."   To learn more about e-audiobooks, staff will be happy to show you how to get started, or click HERE.

e-Magazines
Do you know Zinio?
DHCLS just doesn't have print magazines you need to come into the library to read. It has plenty of popular titles you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone through the Zinio service. Unlike e-books, e-Magazines won't disappear after 14 days, and are yours to keep on your device forever.   Learn more HERE.
DHCLS's NEW Endowment
A Sustainable Library Future
Let's face it. Your tax dollars only go so far to support the materials, technology, buildings, and programs that modern-day library service consists of. To sustain our quality libraries and keep them vibrant community resources, please consider contributing to our new DHCLS Long-Term Endowment Fund. Your generous tax-deductible donation will work year over year to keep your new buildings in great shape and library service impactful.   DONATE
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