Bookdrop Information

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The door of the bookdrop is not functional due to damage, so please use the bookdrop on the east wall of the library near the front entrance while we wait for repairs to be made! Please note that DVDs and Video Games cannot be put into the front bookdrop and will need to be brought into the library during open hours. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to have this fixed as soon as possible!

@ the Library: National Day of the Cowboy

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Saturday, July 24 is National Day of the Cowboy! Come to the library from 11am - 2pm to hear the poetry of Ron Secoy and Don Williams, listen to music from Dan Williams, Don Williams, and ten-year-old Lilly Anderson, who will also entertain us with tales from the ranch! There will be Take and Make crafts, games, and, of course, books to check out!

Don't miss it!

Teen Video Challenge

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The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 6, 2021

Visit CSLP's 2021 Teen Video Challenge page for more information!

Did you have Cableone email?

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If you had a cableone email address, please let us know what your new email is now that it's been disabled! Your arrived notices and digital newsletters are being bounced back to us! ☺️

Minecraft Returns!

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Summer Session ends July 29th!

Summer session will end on Thrusday, July 29th but Fall session will start on Tuesday, August 10th! Call 580-255-0636 to sign up for Minecraft with Rich! Ages have been adjusted to 6-15, and space is limited, so don't forget to call to sign up for either the 2:30 or 3:45 session! Children can be signed up for only one session per day but can be allowed to stay for the second session if space is availalable.

Line-Dancing @ the Library!

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Johnny Chasteen brings her line-dancing know-how to the library every Wednesday @ 9am!

This class is for ages 12 and older and will take place in the back building. There is a limited number of spots available, so call to sign up today! 580-255-0636

2021 Reading Challenge

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2021's Challenge is Reading Through the Decades! Read a book published in each decade beginning with the 1900s and ending in the 2010s. You can start at the beginning, or you can go in reverse. You can even scramble it up, but we're going to go in chronological order with our suggestions; July's titles all come from the 1960s. Visit LitHub's Century of Reading series to see some more of this decade's best reads!

July: 1960s

(clicking on the titles below will take you to their listings in our catalog)

To Kill A Mockingbird (1960)

In Cold Blood (1966)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

New cards!

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New library card design celebrating the library's 100 year anniversary are here!

You can replace your old card for $3.00! Ask for more details at the circulation desk, today!


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While not all of the books listed are linked to our catalog yet, it will be updated once these titles come in, so keep checking back! 

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins and her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull

From the Desk of Zoe Washinton by Janae Marks

Seekers of the Wild Realm by Alexandra Ott

Any Day with You by Mae Respicio

The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington

Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard

Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner

Zeus, Dog of Chaos by Kristin O0Donnell Tubb

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury

These two titles are on both the Children's and Intermediate lists!

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callendar

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

96 Miles by J.L. Esplin

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

This is my America by Kim Johnson

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O-Shaughnessy

Check out the OLA's Youtube Playlists for each masterlist to get a better idea of what these books are about as well as read-alikes and other information! 

Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (TTT2021)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-WinningStamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi


These two titles are on both the Intermediate  and High School lists!

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (TTT2021)

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

Don't Ask me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon

Golden Arm by Carl Deuker

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (TTT2021)

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

Dear Justyce: A Novel by Nic Stone

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

Some of these titles are also on the Teens' Top Ten nominees list for 2021! These titles are noted as "TTT2021"

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

The Truth Project



DPL Teen Advisory Board

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Do you have ideas about the YA section of the library or the teen services we provide? Are there things you would like to read or programs you would like to take part in? Do you want a say in how things are set up or the look and feel of this area? If you are 13-17 years old, you are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board. Currently, TAB is virtual due to covid, but there will eventually be meetings in person! Ask Misty or Jessica how to join!

Genealogy Library: Brown Bag Lunch

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Join us in August when Pat Hollis returns to talk about her book!


Wednesday, July 7th @ 12PM.

Genealogy Library, Corner of 8th & Ash



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Need a notary?

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Did you know the library has three notaries on staff?
Chances are, at least one will be available when you need to have something notarized!
Be sure to wait to sign your documents when the notary is present, and bring your ID!
This is a free service!

Tech Help!

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Did you get a new cellphone or E-reader? Did you go from a laptop to an iPad? Do you just want to know more about a device you have had for a while? Would you like to sit with someone who can walk you through how to use your technology? You can now use the form on our website to request a one-on-one tech help session with Rich! (click on the logo above!)


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Baby/Toddler time and Storytime will be on hold after Thursday, July 22. It will return after labor day! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Friends of the Duncan Public Library

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Joining the Friends of the Duncan Public Library costs $10 a year! Membership now begins the moment you sign up rather than from March to March as it had been previously. You get longer checkouts, extra movies per checkout, and the pride in knowing that you are helping to fund the library's programming and special events and installations like the Book Sale and the Storywalk®. You are not required to participate in any activities or meetings, but serving on the board and participating won't be discouraged! Ask how you can join, today!


Little Free Libraries!

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LIttle Free Libraries are all over Duncan! Take a book and leave a book. When you finish a book, leave it in one of these little libraries for someone else to enjoy! If you know of one we don't have listed, let us know!

Please remember that the books in these little libraries are protected only when they are inside and the doors are shut. Sadly, we've discovered a few ruined books that were left out in the wind and the rain.

Interlibrary Loan!

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