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Summer Events

Summer is just around the corner, and the calendar has been loaded with choices for all ages.
Preview the lineup & make your plans! Registration begins soon.

Here is the signup page for Kid, Teen and Adult events in June.
Registration links become active on May 28.

And here is the signup page for Kid, Teen and Adult events in July.
Registration links become active on June 16.

Summer Reading Program

Reading AND Prizes?! Yes! The Library has Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults.

We have a Reading Rewards Store for Kids, the more you read the more you win!

There are Gift Bags drawings for Teens and Adults are each week, leading up to our Summer Reading Final "Big Bag" Drawing!

Click for details on the Kids, Teens and Adults reading programs.


Teen Take 5 & Skip 10 Contest


Describe any book you have read in five words and earn a Bonus Entry Ticket for the Reading Program Drawings.

But, you can't use any of the ten taboo words.

Click here to find out what the ten taboo words are!


Be a Summer Reading Buddy!

Dripping Springs Community Library’s Summer Reading Buddy Program pairs Teen Volunteers (over 14) with young readers.

Download the Reading Buddy Volunteer Application or pick it up at the Main Desk at the Community Library.  If the applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent's signature required.

Want more details? Have questions?  Contact SuzAnne Beard or call  (512) 858-7825.

The Summer Teen Reading Buddy program begins June 16, 2014.


Movie Matinees


3rd Saturday Movies for Teens and Adults   
Ages: Teens and Adults
Movies of interest to the more mature in the group. Take your pick or attend both great movies.  Enjoy the flick and the popcorn! Register for one or both.

June 21, 2-4pm  - Marooned - Rated G
July 19, 2-4pm - The Andromeda Strain - Rated G

Click here to register.


Photojournalist and Author Peggy Kelsey

Gathering Strenth: Afghan Women Today
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM - 12 noon
Ages: 12+ & Adult

Registration is suggested for this morning coffee featuring photojournalist and author Peggy Kelsey.  Kelsey will share her photos and stories from modern day Afghanistan.  Dripping Springs Community Library provides light refreshments so let us know if you will be there.

Click here to register.


Reading Discussion - The Great War

The Great War
Wednesday, July 30
Discussion: 5 - 6:45 PM

The "War to End All Wars" inspired Tolkien's masterpiece.  Look for challenging reading list and a discussion opportunity.

Click here to register.

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.




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!
2013 DSHS Required Summer Reading List

Teen Scene

ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books

Alex Award Winners

Great Graphic Novels

Margaret A. Edwards Award Winners

National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Printz Awards

Schneider Family Book Award

William C. Moris Award


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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

World Book Web

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 library card.

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