Deschutes Public Library Update
May 15 - 29, 2020
Note: the eNewsletter moves to a monthly distribution beginning May 29
Library Announces Phased Reopening
The library is taking steps toward reopening, starting with the return of library materials. Our return to operations is happening in steps, or as we call them, Chapters. Click here for more information about what reopening looks like. It will start with the return of library materials on May 26 and May 30 (see below), with holds being released the first week of June. We know you have a lot of questions, so please be sure to check the FAQ document for answers to the most common questions, including a phone number you can use to call or text us if you don't see an answer you're looking for in the FAQ. Our sincere thanks to you for your patience and understanding over the past two months and going forward as we work to reopen in a way that keeps staff and the public safe.
Chapter 1: Save the Dates!
Our reopening will begin with the return of library materials. This will happen on two days in late May:
> May 26: 9am-3pm
> May 30: 12pm-6pm
Bringing materials back in stages allows us to quarantine them before they return to regular circulation. Pickup of existing holds begins on June 2, at which time library materials can also be returned. The due date on all materials checked out before the closure is extended to June 15.
Story Times, Lectures & More on YouTube
We're not saying we're a viral internet sensation, but we're pretty excited about all of the story times, lectures, and more that are filling up our YouTube channel . Even as we move toward reopening, it will still be some time before we can gather in public spaces for presentations or children's programs, so we will continue to make those things available to you online. Visit our YouTube channel here for a little bit of everything, from fun and silly story times to thought-provoking lectures.
Mark Your Calendars: All-New Summer Reading Moves Online in July and August
Times have changed, but what hasn't changed is your library's commitment to a fun summer reading program! Thanks to a generous donation from The Roundhouse Foundation, we are able to use the popular program Beanstack as a fun and interactive way to keep everyone reading and active all summer long. Summer with the Library is open to all ages, and everyone gets a prize at the end! It all takes place in July and August. To get updates on Summer with the Library, including enrollment information as soon as its available, be sure to subscribe to our special mailing list here . It will only be used to send out updates about the summer reading program.
Have You Tried Lynda?
We're excited to add Lynda back into our suite of amazing online learning resources. Library card holders who live in Deschutes County have free access to Lynda , where you can learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. From improving your photography skills to learning how to build a website, there are hundreds of courses and learning paths to choose from.
New: Free Access to The New York Times
Deschutes Public Library card holders who live in Deschutes County now have free access to The New York Times online. Visit our website here and scroll down to The New York Times and follow the link. You'll need to create an account on your first visit; you can then use that login to sign in for all future visits. A ccess remains active for 72 hours; return to DPL's website to start a new 72 hour session at any time. (Please note: crosswords and cooking are not included.)
Follow the links for more info on how to access these programs:
Know Burn(s): Birding Malheur & More - Pt.2 5/15 ; Pt. 3 5/22
Thrilling Mysteries Book Club - 5/18
Plotters Plotting: A How-to Writers Panel - 5/19
Library Book Club (E.Bend) - 5/19
Open Computer Lab - 5/19 , 5/26
Your Next Book - 5/20 , 5/27
Lawyer in the Library - 5/20 , 5/27
Genealogy 101 - 5/20
Library Book Club (La Pine) - 5/21
Deschutes by the Decade: Taking Shape in the 1960s - 5/21
The Art of Writing a Letter - 5/23
Know Burn: From Black Rock City to Beyond - 5/24
Know Burn: Bend's Fire History - 5/26
Library Book Club (Sisters) - 5/27
Know Burn: Bringing Burning Man to the High Desert Museum - 5/27
Trivia with the Librarians - 5/28
Know Burn: Fire Lookouts of Oregon - 5/30

Story Time Online:
New story times every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on our website
Check Out Undefined for Amazing Writing, Art, Poetry, and More from Teens and Young Adults
Volume 1 of Undefined: an Arts Publication is out! This collection of creative work was produced by teens and young adults in Central Ore gon. Find original works of fiction and nonfiction, reviews, and art. Our mission is to provide a platform to recognize and celebrate the creative work of teens and young adults ages 12-20 in Central Oregon. Keep an eye on our web page for upcoming information about subsequent issues and how to submit.