National Library Week this year runs from April 4-10. To celebrate, the Denton Public Library (DPL) made a very exciting announcement—they’re reopening their doors for drop-in service and some limited in-person classes and events on May 1. (We can hardly contain ourselves!) While this is some BIG news, we want you to know there is still a ton of resources and services you can use while the Library is appointment-based.
As you may know, DPL has three branches in Denton: Emily Fowler Central Library (502 Oakland St.), North Branch (3020 N. Locust St.), and South Branch (3228 Teasley Ln.). All of these branches currently offer curbside services to check out books, movies, music, Discovery Kits, wifi hotspots, and more! These branches also offer appointments for Grab & Go browsing, printer and fax use, and computer use.
DPL also offers some great FREE resources for library card holders including but not limited to:
LinkedIn Learning - Access on-demand training through video tutorials to build technology, creative, and business skills.
Pronunciator - Learn how to speak, read, and write any of Pronunciator’s 80 languages covered through lessons, feature films, music, and more.
BrainFuse Homework Help - Get free live tutoring for students in grades 3 through college. Live tutors help with all subject areas and provide one-on-one assistance, homework checks, and help students struggling with school assignments.
BrainFuse Adult Learning Center - Get help writing your resume and cover letter from writing experts. Plus, find tips and resources to help you start your job search.
Learning Express Library - Learn about a new career option, create a resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, build job and workplace skills, and study and take practice tests for professional exams.
Novelist - Find your next favorite book with Novelist. Get reading recommendations based on age, reading level, subject, theme, or a variety of other factors. Novelist has suggestions for all ages and interests.
TeachingBooks.net - Bring books to life with this database featuring classic and contemporary reading and literature tools. Content includes author and illustrator videos, author readings, support assignments, book trailers, and recommendations to find the perfect book for K-12 students.
Outside of these extensive virtual resources, the Library is also gearing up for a very eventful spring and summer! As of April 1, kids and teens ages 4-17 can enter the Library’s Art Contest and submit a design for one of three Denton Public Library cards that will be made this summer. This contest lasts until May 1, and all you need to do is submit your drawing using the Library’s contest form, which is available on their website here. A committee of City staff and community members involved in the arts will determine the winning design. The three
winning designs will be printed on library cards and made available to Denton Public Library patrons in the summer of 2021. Winners’ names and photos may appear in newspapers, on the Library’s website, and in other communications.
In addition to reopening for walk-in service on May 1, the Library will launch the annual Summer Reading Challenge on May 27. To make sure you see all Summer Reading Challenge announcements, follow DPL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dentonpubliclibrary.
So, with all of these resources and fun in store, all we have left to ask is…how are you celebrating National Library Week?