Weekly Deschutes Public Library Update
March 20, 2020
A Note from the Library Director
We are all trying our best to navigate uncharted waters. The Central Oregon community is rising to the challenge and supporting each other in new and innovative ways. At the library, we are working to keep electronic resources flowing during our closure. Those resources including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more. We will update you weekly with information about all you can access from wherever you are with an internet connection, and will keep you in the loop on any changes. Thank you for supporting us, and for supporting each other.
We Are Adding More eBooks and Audiobooks
Our amazing collection development team is hard at work upping our collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks. Circulation limits on both Kanopy and Hoopla are now 15 per month, and we are increasing our own digital collection during the closure. Are you using Libby and/or OverDrive for eBooks and digital audiobooks? Libby and OverDrive allow you to have 15 digital items checked out at any one time, meaning you can check out more throughout the month. Do you need help learning to use any of these resources? Check out our Digital Downloads page . We also have several step-by-step how-to guides that will help you access and use the many digital resources available to you.
Due Dates Are Extended; Please Hold Your Items
There are plenty of things that people are worrying about right now—your library book due dates shouldn’t be one of them. Take this time to read and re-read, watch and re-watch, listen and re-listen. And if you get tired of re-doing it all, be sure to check out eBooks, digital audio books, movies, and more on our Digital Downloads page . Since due dates extended, it would help us out if you could hold on to your library materials during the closure: books, DVDs, CDs, anything you have checked out from Deschutes Public Library. Thank you!
If You Have Questions, We Have Answers
 We know these are uncertain times for everyone. Check out our FAQ document for answers to some of the common questions we're getting right now. If you need to talk with a librarian, we're still here to help. While staffing is diminished at this time, we will do all we can to respond to questions and provide assistance. Call our main line at (541) 617-7050 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. M-F; if you get voicemail please leave a message and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.   You can also use our Ask a Librarian service , which is available between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., M-F.
Staying Connected While Social Distancing
Staying connected to each other, while being away from each other, is a challenge for everyone during this time. At the library we're finding ways to keep you connected.

Are there other ways you'd like to see us connect with the community during this time? Take our online survey and let us know . We'd love to hear from you!
Spotlight on Libby
Libby i s a mobile app for your phone or tablet that gives you quick and easy access to our collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks.Once you set up your free account, it takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title, and items return automatically at the end of the check-out period. You can download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or can stream them to save space on your device. You can have 15 items checked out at a time using Libby, with no limit on the number of items you can borrow each month. Find more information about how to use Libby on our website here .
Spotlight on Kanopy
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that features more than 30,000 films and documentaries, all available for free with your library card (you can stream up to 15 items a month with Kanopy). Kanopy Kids includes educational and age-appropriate children's programming, and all Kanopy Kids content can be streamed with no limits on the number of items watched/streamed. You can also stream The Great Courses via Kanopy with no limit on the number of courses viewed during a month. Find more information about how to use Kanopy on our website here .
We're living in unprecedented times, but the Census goes on. 2020 Census data will inform congressional representation, resources allocated for community services, emergency disaster response strategies, and more. Ensuring a full and fair count of your community is essential. Beginning this month, households across Oregon will receive a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau asking them to take the census online or by phone. Each household will be asked to provide basic information about the people who reside in that household “most of the time” as of April 1, 2020, the official “Census Day.” Learn more on our website here .