From the Director – March 2011

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

I want to thank everyone who received the library’s community survey and took time to fill it out. Your feedback will help us focus on the services that are the most important to you as we plan for the future.

We introduced our new eBook collection in January, and it has proven to be a very popular service with fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Some enthusiastic patrons have shared their personal experiences with us. One patron downloaded an eBook through our website while on vacation in Hawaii, and another easily checked out an eBook while snowed in at home. We’re adding new titles regularly, so check back often to see the latest in our collection.

CPL Friends book sale

The Friends of the Library book sales are a great way for you to economically add to your home collection, and the money raised benefits your library. For 2010, the Friends groups at our three libraries donated more than $90,000 to us. We thank all the members of our Friends groups for the long hours they spend sorting through book donations and setting up the book sales.

The spring schedule is full of programs and classes for all ages. Our preschool programs develop early literacy skills and the monthly “Countdown to Kindergarten” classes are great for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall. If your child is a tactile learner, who learns best by experiencing and doing things, you’ll appreciate our many programs that involve acting, music and creating art.

Many teens have been enjoying our game nights and participating in our contests. This spring, we invite teens to participate in a photo contest. Visit DBRL Teen to find out more.

George Frein appears as Mark Twain.

For adults, this spring’s programming spans a variety of topics such as gardening, history, music, photography and social issues. We’re also offering computer classes that can teach you about mobile devices, Facebook, eBay and more.

Spring is a great time to start something new, so we invite you to check out the programs available to you and your family at your library.

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