Donations from many people were needed to fund this ambitious project, including the Friends of the Douglass Library, Skip Bucher, Gary Reheis, Kevin O’Crowley, Mike Gash, and all those who made donations in honor of John Woody. Museum caretaker Kathy Blair spearheaded the project.
What kinds of things might you find in this archive?
Perhaps you’d like to compare the precautions recommended at the outbreak of the Spanish Influenza pandemic a century ago…
It wasn’t exactly local, you know, and the baseball scores were!
Or perhaps you’d just like to see what was going on in 1879. The print is tiny, but all you have to do is zoom in to see who arrived at the hotel, what stores were offering, and read the local and national news of the day.
Friends of the Library is sponsoring a FREE painting event for adults! The event will be held at the Church of Christ on Saturday, February 27th at 1:00 and 3:00. Sign-ups end on February 11th. Please call the library or stop by to register.
Our all new Adventure Packs contain admission to a museum or activity for library patrons. They may also contain books, games, or a craft. The following are the guidelines for checking one out.
You must be 18 years or older, a DPL cardholder, and you are the responsible party on the card.
You may place a reserve on a pack, search “Adventure Pack” in our online catalog. You have 3 business days to pick up the pack.
The loan is for one week(FIRM), no renewals. There is a $5.00 per day overdue fine. Replacement cost vary per pack. The pack must be returned to the desk during open hours. They CANNOT be put in the book drop.
Each household may only have one pack checked out at a time. There is a 48-hour waiting period before the same pack may be checked out again.
Passes may be limited to general admission only. Special exhibits may not be covered, and other restrictions may apply. Museums and the Library may change the terms and conditions of the passes at any time.
DHS pass-One family pass for any DHS athletic event not KSHSAA sponsored
Disc Golf-two sets of four discs for two players
Two adults and children OR 2 grandparents and grandchildren