Welcome to the Dripping Springs Community Library
New Library Director
Get ready to welcome the newest member of the Dripping Springs Community Library staff! Marcia Atilano is the new Library Director.
"I am so thankful and excited to be a part of the DSCL and community. It is apparent that the people here support and love the Library and the wonderful staff. It is my privilege to come on board," said Marcia.
Read more about Marcia in this month's Friends of the Library newsletter.
eAudio and eBooks
Dripping Springs Community Library, is pleased to announce the launch of OneClickDigital, an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.
Patrons have free access to eAudio and eBooks at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickDigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickDigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.
Downloadable titles can be used in multiple ways: downloading one of
the mobile apps to your smart phone or tablet, using OneClickDigital
Media Manager, using Adobe Digital Editions, loading to a portable
device, or with the streaming player on the website.
We have included here the specific instructions for different devices.
What would you like to start with? An eAudio or eBook ?
Cuentos en Espanol/Stories in Spanish
Weekly on Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:15.
Everyone in the family is invited! For more details, contact Interim Library Director Marie Kimbrough by emailing email@example.com or by telephoning 512-858-7825.
Looking for a Monday Reading Buddy?
Do you have a young reader in your home that might benefit from the extra attention a high school student could give? As part of a pilot program, there are limited openings for young readers in kindergarten and first grade. Teen Reading Buddies would offer half hour reading sessions on Mondays at 4:30 pm with a planned beginning date of March 17, 2014. The planned format is similar to the popular Summer Reading Buddy program.
Contact SuzAnne Beard or Marie "Miss Marie" Kimbrough for more information. Prompt registration is urged. You can register now by emailing with the name and grade level of your child.
DSCL Teen Advisory Group
Are you a high school student with a yen for good books? Do you have ideas? Opinions? Are you interested in meeting community service requirements for high school ? Do you know a good chair when you test it? Plan to attend! Apply online or read more about this group here.
For details about the meeting's agenda, contact SuzAnne Beard by phoning 512-858-7825.
Tuesday, April 22nd and May 27th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Ages: 8 and up
A chess group with coaches Mark and Jan Robinson. Beginner's wanting to learn chess as well as experienced players are invited to meet, play and learn.
Whether you are already a seasoned chess player or just learning the basics, you will fit right in!
To register, contact Marie Kimbrough by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include 1) the names of all interested players and 2) the name and telephone and email contact information for parents and transportation providers.
Looking Ahead: Special Volunteer Project for Teens!
Have a favorite folk tale? Would you be interested in creating an original puppet show based on folklore and science for public performance this summer? Got a friend or two? Now you have a team! Think about it!
If this unusual volunteer project intrigues you, talk to SuzAnne Beard and find out more details. The Dripping Springs Community Library has all kinds of puppets that might release your inner Henson!
Need to print out a tax form? Check resources online at www.irs.gov. We have computers available for your use and all of them print to the main desk. There is a charge of 20 cents per page for printing; additional photocopies are only 10 cents.
AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation assistance to anyone with a simple individual returns. From February to Mid-April, (except during Spring Break), the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the DSISD Admin Building on Tuesdays from 3 to 8 PM. Appointments recommended. To make an appointment and to find out what to bring with you, call Contact: (512)858-0954.
Looking for Authorized IRS e-file providers in your area? Click Here.
For Consumer Reports tips on preparing your taxes online, Click Here.
Looking for something to read, but you're not quite sure what?
Our BookLetters section has many categories, subjects and topics to choose from.
Browsing online is a breeze with detailed descriptions, cover images, reviews and more!
For example, our Newest Arrivals in Fiction or our Newest Arrivals in Non-Fiction.
Mah-jongg! Mysterious? Maybe? Fun? Definitely!
Accomplished players and interested participants alike are invited to rattle the tiles and join the fun on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 4 PM in the Dripping Springs Community Library Meeting Room. Mah-jongg enthusiast Elizabeth Glidden will introduce you to other players and get you started. Bring a current Mah-Jongg card and your set if you have one.
“Mah-jongg is played with four players using tiles stamped with Chinese symbols,” said Elizabeth Glidden. “The goal of the game is to be the first to match your tiles to a specific hand from the National Mah Jongg League's (NMJL) annually distributed scorecard by picking and discarding. It’s rather like the card game Gin Rummy – only faster! I will provide my own set of Mah-Jongg and have handouts to teach the rules of play.”
Want to be included in the fun? Email email@example.com to receive email reminders each month!
Charlotte's Book Club
The Dripping Springs Community Library hosts Charlotte's Book Club, a unique book-centered discussion group, on the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Charlotte’s Book Club is open to any interested reader in the Dripping Springs area. Copies of novels under discussion are available free of charge on a first come – first served basis.For more about Charlotte's Book Club, click here.
DSCL’S newest book group, The Non-Fiction Addiction, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Dripping Springs Community Library Meeting Room.
This group, under the leadership of library volunteer Paul Landry, focus their discussions on science, biography, culture and history titles selected by vote of the members.
Every interested person is invited to attend. “Bring your interest and two book suggestions,” said Paul, “and let’s get your suggestions on the ballot. I have a few ideas and I bet you do too. ”
For a list of current selections, .
Learning Express Library
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed.
Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
Learning Express Library
IndieFlix curates the best from Film Festivals around the world. Now, with your library card, you get unlimited access to Award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series. A whole range of classic films have recently been added too. Discover films that launch careers, blaze new trails, and that artists make for the love of the craft. Watch on your Xbox, PC, Mac, Smartphone,Tablet and even Roku!
Click here for step-by-steps to logging in. (.PDF)
World Book Web
Students! Checkout the online features of World Book!
If your here at the library, click a logo to get started.
If you are at home, first login with your .