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Happy Summer!

It’s officially Summer! DPL has lots of ways to stay busy and have fun during the warm months! 


  • Summer of Adventure is here! Sign up online or at any of our open branch libraries to start your journey. The Summer of Adventure brochure and Adventure Guide will be available to print from home or can be picked up along with a registration prize. We hope you have fun reading, making, and exploring!


  • Wanna get creative? Check out the Maker Challenge.You can make a cooking video, record a song, show us your latest drawing, carpentry project, or Lego creation. You can upload images, videos, or sound recordings of your projects. The sky's the limit!



  • Book Explorers is a free program that explores books and fun enrichment activities for elementary school kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. It’s like a book club for kids that you can do anytime, anywhere. 

Kindergarten through 2nd grade


3rd through 5th grade





  • Don't want to wait for a book? Check out our Always Available Books. Every title in these lists are always available without any wait time. 



  • Our ideaLAB makerspaces are back open! The labs at Hampden Branch, the Sam Gary Branch, the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch, the Montbello Branch, and Hadley Branch are currently open to the public for drop-in all-ages making.



photos of craft and electronics projects