Today’s Monday Spotlight is a service provided by another governmental agency- Social Security Express! Social Security Express is a quick way to virtually meet many common social security needs. Apply for retirement or disability benefits, sort out card issues, estimate your benefits and more from home. Or, we have social security express bookmarked on all of the adult services computers for easy access at the library.
Want a place to read the morning newspaper for free? Or somewhere with lots of outlets so that you can get some work from “home” done in a different setting. Welcome to one of the library’s newest spaces- the Newspaper Nook! The Stairwell on the first floor is now home to newspapers, our most popular magazines and seating with easy to access outlets and free Wi-Fi.
October 1 – November 30: Try-It! Illinois: The magical treasure-trove offered each fall and sponsored by the Illinois State Library is still available until the end of the month. Hundreds of databases are offered to try for free spanning all fields from Genealogy and history to business and science. Password is available at the Reference Desk. Call us at 217-477-5228. https://www.finditillinois.org/tryit/
October is medical literacy month! The library cares about all kinds of literacy, and health literacy is one of the most important. Merck Manuals are here to help! Want to know what all of the side effects of a prescription are? Merck has all of the frequently asked questions about a wide variety of drugs. Want to know how to put what you’re feeling into words? Merck has a dictionary of common symptoms, and suggests things to discuss with your doctor. Unsure about medical advice from friends or social media? Merck has expert facts and opinions on current medical topics.
Danville Public Library staff are not doctors and are unable to offer medical advice. We provide information from medical experts, but if you have concerns about your specific health needs only your doctor can diagnose and treat.
Do you have a young child at home and want educational entertainment for them? BookFlix has you covered! Explore a large selection of picture books read for you and your child with subtitles so you can follow along. BookFlix features fun fiction books for fostering a love of reading paired with colorful non-fiction books to learn about all sorts of things. From learning their ABCs to learning about George Washington, you can trust BookFlix to have child-friendly educational content to watch together.
BookFlix also has a selection of books in Spanish! Perfect for language learners, Spanish speakers or bilingual families to enjoy.
To use BookFlix from home use your library barcode to sign in. If prompted for a password, try the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to sign up for your library card.
From now until November 30th the library has even more to offer online! Thanks to the state library DPL patrons are welcome to explore a wide variety of databases. There’s something to interest everyone! Try our databases on art, science, history and more! You can take a look at what databases are offered here. Contact the reference department in person or by emailing us at Reference_Desk@danvillepubliclibrary.org for login information.