Friday, August 14, 2015

Are you a Lucky Ducky?

 You’ve got to ask yourself…do you feel DUCKY?

The Volunteer Center of Morgan County will hold its 2015 Ducky Derby & Amazing Duck Race at 6pm on August 21st as part of 3rd Friday Downton.  The Amazing Duck Race – inspired by the CBS TV show “The Amazing Race” – will challenge teams of four to complete mental and physical challenges at locations throughout downtown Decatur.  Those who compete will have a “quacking good time” tackling the fun and adventurous tasks. 

The other part of this event, and the reason you’re reading about this event on the Library blog, is the Ducky Derby.  Here’s how it works:  you “adopt” a Duck ($5 per Ducky, or a 6 “quack” for $25) and your Duck is assigned a number.  At the Derby, the Duckies will race in the fountain outside the Old State Bank building.  The Volunteer Center has two AMAZING grand prizes and 20 other awesome prizes to award to the winning ducks.

Which brings us to Duck adoption….   If you’re going to adopt a Ducky, please do so here at the Library!  For every Ducky purchased here, the Volunteer Center will give the Library a share of the proceeds.  You can get your Ducks at our Circulation Desk for $5 each, or you can purchase a 6-Quack for $25.  

We hope you’ll adopt your Ducky from us and that you’ll come see us at 3rd Friday!

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a TECHstravaganza @DPL!

You may have noticed some changes around the Library (new Circulation countertop, portable shelves in the Children’s Department, and sleek, space-aged security gates) but there are a few changes in the wind that are less visible; in fact, some of them are virtual! 
To celebrate those tech-y advances we are hosting a TECHstravaganza on Tuesday, August 11th.  There’s quite a bit going on that day, so check our website for the complete schedule.  What we want to focus on here is telling you about the live demonstrations we will be offering that day.  Come to the Library between 10 am and 4pm and we can show you how to use: 

Quickly and easily check out your materials.  Just scan your card, stack your materials on the platform of the kiosk, and watch the magic happen!  You can also get real-time emails, accurate checkout information and other account information.  It’s convenient and simple!

Freegal® Music is a free music service that offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Freegal has apps for most devices and all you need to take advantage of it is your Decatur Public Library card!  With your DPL card you will get 3 downloads per week and once you download it, it belongs to you forever.  You also get 3 hours of streaming music per day, so listen anytime, anywhere.


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We can also help you download eBooks.  Mrs. Anna will have a tech-y make & take craft in the Children’s Department between 10am & 4pm so everyone can take part in the TECHstravaganza!  We look forward to showing you the exciting new products we are offering.  Hope to see you there!