Dallas Public Library reminds you to be physically distant but socially connected
Dallas Public Library (DPL) is helping you stay connected during COVID-19 by bringing the library experience right into your home! Staff is committed to providing more online programming and services, live book discussions, interactive programs and children’s activities. Library staff is also providing job seekers with additional assistance with resumes, job searches and employment resources.
To add a more personal touch, DPL librarians may call individuals ages 70 and up just to say ”hi” and ensure that they have the resources they need.
Things you can access from home:
Dallas Public Library has added hundreds of new downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, expanded the offerings in Hoopla to include audiobooks and comics, in addition to streaming movies, tv and music. Magazines are available through Flipster and Press Reader has global newspapers.
Whatever new projects you’ve decided to take on, the library has an online resource to help. Use Ancestry to research your family tree, or Rock’s Back Pages to learn more about your favorite music. The Hobbies & Crafts Resource Center is the perfect tool for picking up a new favorite pastime with how-to instructions included.
Resources for parents of school-age kids:
Dallas Public Library launched a self-directed learning program called SMART Kids at Home. Students ages 5 to 18 can complete at-home and online activities around science, math, art, reading and technology. When they complete a series, they earn a digital badge to track their progress. Sign up for SMART Kids at Home at dallaslibrary.beanstack.org.
Upcoming Virtual Events:
Dallas Virtual Book Festival
North Texas is home to many great authors of many genres. Dallas Public Library is thrilled to share the work of great north Texas authors, such as Julie Murphy, the author of the young adult novel ”Dumplin” (now a film on Netflix). This is one of the many cool authors reading from their work for this digital book festival. Check out more here.
Explore the fun of story time with your favorite librarians, in the comfort of your home! See the YouTube Storytime Playlist for songs and stories. Register here for interactive story times. Contact [email protected] for questions.
Adult Learning classes continue online. Visit Adult Learning’s online learning page to find opportunities to learn English and study for the GED in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. Discuss your quarenreads with other book lovers in the Interactive Book Discussions (Virtual Only). Register here. Solve puzzles by following clues and answering questions in the Digital Puzzle Room, alone or in a group.
To stay updated on available events, services, and to access more content created by Dallas Public Library staff:
- Visit dallaslibrary.org.
- Call (214) 670-7809 or text (972) 379-9261 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to talk to library staff.
- Follow Dallas Public Library on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram, and YouTube.
Remember, we must be physically distant, but can still be socially connected. Thank you for continuing to love the Dallas Public Library.