These sewing machines will be used primarily for sewing classes and craft projects on Maker Days. They will also be available to borrow in-house by experienced machine sewers who have their own projects. In order to qualify for solo use of the machine, the user must: be a patron in good standing, be at least 18 years old (or 15 with a parent waiver), and complete our orientation. Orientation only has to be completed once per machine.
Stay tuned to know when the sewing machines are ready for use!
Print materials comprise the largest part of our collection
Approximately 64,000 items of adult or general interest, 18,000 items of interest to children in grades 3-8, and 14,000 items of interest to children in grades 2 and below. Several fiction genres are separated from general fiction for easier browsing. These include mysteries, science fiction, short stories, westerns, young adult fiction, and fiction in large print.
Almost 10% of our collection is in non-print formats, including audiobooks on CD and cassette, videos on VHS and DVD, sound recordings on CD, and read-along kits for children. We also have Chromebooks that are available for checkout: both for in-library use and for take-home use. Plus we have Wi-Fi hotspots available for take-home checkout. See the Information Desk for more details on these two collections.
Through participation in the Northeast Texas Libraries Digital Consortium, we are proud to offer patrons access to a growing collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive Media. If you have a library card and an e-reader or digital audio player, there’s something in this collection for you!
One of our most prized collections is our Duncanville High yearbooks. We have 45 years’ worth, going back almost all of the way to 1957.
We don’t let them leave the building. You can come in to take a look at the yearbooks. The most fun is when you find your parents and see what horrible style choices they made way back when.
P.S. If anybody has an extra copy of one of the years that we’re missing….
Well, you know, we’ve got some room on the shelf.