Dripping Springs Community Library


Library receives large donation from Friends of DS Library

President of the Friends board John Hoag and Dripping Springs Community Library Director Marcia Atilano present the Friends’ check of $17,500 that will go towards the library. Century News Photo by Alyssa Weinstein


The Friends of the Dripping Springs Library presented a check for $17,500 to the Dripping Springs Community Library (DSCL) at its annual meeting on Thursday March 1.

“This year has been our most successful fundraising year to date, and we were overjoyed to be able to present this check to library,” Friends of DSCL President John Hoag said. “We look forward to increasing our support of the library in the coming year as we continue to grow our membership and presence in the community.”

The Friends of the DSCL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that is the fundraising arm of the library. The organization is composed of about 400 total members with eight serving as the board.

In addition to the donation, the board also reviewed the success the DSCL experienced this past year as well as what next year will entail for the library.


New digital magazines at library


The Dripping Springs Community Library (DSCL) has added a new magazine portal to its already extensive online services. Through RBdigital (Zinio), library patrons will now be able to access 59 new magazines through their pc, mac, and mobile devices.

To use this portal, a library patron will simply have to log in via the library’s website, www.dscl.org, to access the following list of titles:


American Patchwork & Quilting

Animals, Volume 1, Celebration

Edition — Adult Coloring Book

Better Homes and Gardens

Clean Eating

Cloth Paper Scissors


Cosmopolitan — España

Country Living

ESPN The Magazine


Every Day with Rachael Ray

Family Circle

The Family Handyman

Food Network Magazine


Golf Digest

Good Housekeeping

HGTV Magazine

Highlights for Children


Dripping Springs' silent information explosion gaining momentum

Lonnie Atkinson and Library Director Marcia Atilano prep for the "Jazz at the Library" summer concert. In addition to books and information, the Dripping Springs Community Library hosts many community events throughout the year.


Question: Where in Dripping Springs can you book a trip to any destination at any time?

Question: Without leaving the Dripping Springs City Limits, where can you meet a long, lost relative?

Question: If you wanted to start work on a robot, where can you go to learn how?

Hint #1: This place, near the heart of the city, has historic beginnings.

Hint #2: More than 92,000 visitors are expected at this place this year.

If you answered Dripping Springs Community Library, located at 501 Sportsplex Drive, (www.dscl.org) near Dripping Springs High School, you are absolutely correct!

Within its walls, you can visit any atoll, island, country or continent on the map, learn about its history, culture, economy, people, politics, geography and geology, using books, DVDs, audiobooks and e-resources.


Library searching for summer volunteer


The Dripping Springs Community Library (DSCL) is looking for summer volunteers.

DSCL is looking for extra volunteers this summer for shelving, the reading log station, summer program assistants, and teen reading buddies. DSCL’s Summer Reading Buddy Program pairs young readers, in the first and second grade, with teen volunteers who are ages 14 and older. 

If interested, please stop by DSCL, or call (512) 858-7825 for more information.  Teen Reading Buddy applications can be found at:  http://www.dscl.org/news-and-events/reading-buddies.

There will be a volunteer orientation session for people interested in volunteering in June, on June 5, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the library.

For people interested in volunteering for the months of July and August, there will be a second orientation session on June 30, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the library.


Dripping Springs Community Library having changes in 2017

Library Clerk Emilee Loth and SuzAnne Beard, head of Adult and Young Adult Services in front of the library’s circulation desk.

The Dripping Springs Community Library (DSC Library) is having some big changes for 2017.
“We will be adding some new online resources for our publications and databases, and we will have some personnel changes as well,” Marcia Atilano, DSC Library Director, said.

One big change will be the adding of Flipster to the library’s already extensive online resources. Flipster is an online portal that will enable library members to read a large selection of magazines via computer, tablet, or phone for free. To use this portal, a library patron will simply have to log in via the library website to access the following titles: American Craft, Ask (en Espanol), BabyBug (en Espanol,) Cicada, Cooking Light, Country Style, Deer & Deer Hunting, Digital Photo, ESPN Magazine, Golf Tips, Horse & Rider, Ingredient Magazine, Internet Genealogy, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Knitscent, Pets Magazine, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Town & Country, and The Week.


A Christmas Carol



Steven Hubbell gets into character as Ebenezer Scrooge, “Bah, Humbug!”


The Dripping Springs Community Library produced a “Reader’s Theatre Adaptation,” of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol with what the library called an “All-Star Volunteer Cast.”

Theatre facilitator Linda Woodward said, “We wanted to do something that was traditional and true to the literature style on which it was based.  Our hope is that our reader’s theatre would encourage people to seek out a copy of the book.  The reader’s theatre adaptation we found of A Christmas Carol fit the bill. It was found online by Diana Bell, and I’m very pleased by how well it was received by the audience.  From where I was sitting I could see their reactions and see that they were listening intently.  When the funny parts came, they chuckled, and their eyes got big when the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come came on.”

A second consideration was getting the volunteers.  “We wanted community people and I was heartened by how quickly we were able to fill the roles,” Woodward said.


A Christmas Carol




The all-volunteer cast for the reading of A Christmas Carol.


Dripping Springs Community Library and a cast  of volunteers presents A Readers’ Theater adaptation of the classic story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This readers’ theater production will be of interest to adults, teens, and to some of the older children.

Saturday, December 17th; 3:00 Curtain Time; Children's Wing, Saturday, December 17th, 3:00 PM Curtain Time, Children's Wing

Seating is limited so please make a reservation at http://www.dscl.org  . If you find you cannot attend, please be considerate and cancel your reservations.

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