Teen News

Troubleshooting eBooks and eAudiobooks

Troubleshooting eBooks and eAudiobooks

Are you having trouble using our e-content platform (Overdrive and Libby app)? Try updating your operating system and browser! Here are some tips, and always remember our librarians are here to help with all things tech related to our e-content!

  • Libby’s minimum iOS version is now iOS 10. To use Libby on an iOS device, users are required to update their device’s operating system to iOS 10 or newer. These are the steps to help iOS users update their operating system version.
  • The legacy OverDrive for Mac desktop app is only supported on macOS versions 10.12.1 through 10.14.
  • Users on legacy web browsers may experience issues loading libbyapp.com or your OverDrive website and should upgrade to a newer browser version, if possible.

 

Borrow a T-Mobile Hotspot

Borrow a T-Mobile Hotspot

Thanks to funding raised through the efforts of the

FRIENDS OF THE DOBBS FERRY LIBRARY,

For more information about borrowing a mobile hotspot, click here.

To reserve a hotspot through the library catalog, click here.

Upcoming Programs

8 Nights of Storytime via ZOOM and the DFPL Youtube Channel

8 Nights of Storytime via ZOOM and the DFPL Youtube Channel

Sunday, November 28 - December 5

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Ms. Gina as she reads a story every night to celebrate Hanukkah! Recordings will be posted afterwards on the DFPL YouTube channel. Look for our party celebrating the end of Hanukkah on December 6th at 4pm!

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room for the ZOOM link.

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Dungeons and Dragons Club in the Community Room

Dungeons and Dragons Club in the Community Room

Wednesday, December 1

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Ages 9-12

Create a character! Fight monsters! Make your own luck! Develop your skills in this fantasy role-playing system with other kids just like you. We’ll start a new campaign every few weeks. Previous meeting attendance is recommended, but not required.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org with questions or interest to join.

This program will be socially-distanced – please make sure to wear your mask for its entirety.

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Paws for Reading with Buddy on the Library terrace (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy on the Library terrace (Registration)

Saturday, December 4

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 4+

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Bundle up in case it’s cool!  The program will be moved indoors if the weather is inclement.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Virtual Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancake Pajama Party with Big Flavors in a Tiny Kitchen via ZOOM (Registration)

Virtual Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancake Pajama Party with Big Flavors in a Tiny Kitchen via ZOOM (Registration)

Saturday, December 4

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ages 5+

Chef Ashley of Big Flavors in a Tiny Kitchen is going to teach us to make the yummiest and most festive breakfast for lunch you’ve ever seen! When you sign up, we’ll send you an ingredient list and everything you need to know before you start. Then, on the day of the program, get cozy in your pajamas and follow along on Zoom as Chef Ashley teaches us how to put it all together.

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Last Night of Hanukkah Party in the Community Room

Last Night of Hanukkah Party in the Community Room

Monday, December 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 4+

Join Ms. Gina to revisit some of our favorite Hanukkah stories, “light” the menorah, play Dreidel, and more!

Registration preferred but not required – email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up. This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

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Online Resources

The words "Celebrate the Indigenous Peoples of the United States!" in black on a patterned mustard-yellow background.

Indigenous peoples are often overlooked by the dominant forces in contemporary American society. They’re a vital part of our past, but also of our present and future.  Springhurst librarian Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School media specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 literacy coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library children’s librarian Gina Elbert and teen librarian Allee Manning to create the below resource list to help you dive deeper into indigenous literature for kindergarten through 12th grade. While it focuses on the indigenous peoples of the United States, it also contains a short section acknowledging native peoples of other countries in the Americas. These stories span contemporary life as well as historical fact and are part of a growing movement in publishing to better represent marginalized voices. Many are about Native Americans of the continental United States, but Native Hawaiians and Alaskans appear too. This is a sampling of available resources and not an exhaustive list. If you would like help finding more, please contact your librarian(s).

Click here for the list!

Colored paper cut-outs surround the words "National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15"

Every year, from mid-September to mid-October, Americans recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the culture, histories, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came to the country from Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas. The first celebration took place during one week in mid-September of 1968, with the timeframe chosen to honor independence day celebrations in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (all on September 15), Mexico (September 16), and Chile (September 18). In 1988, the celebration was expanded to last a month, from September 15-October 15 each year.

Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert and Young Adult Librarian Allee Manning to create this resource list to help your families dive deeper into the contributions and  culture of Latinx and Hispanic Americans.

Click here to find your next read!

Light green square with blue overlapping circles evoking waves at the top and bottom. Text in the center reads, "May is Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. So we've created another resource list!"

AAPI Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influences that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. This year, it is especially important to support, celebrate and advocate for the AAPI community who have been experiencing an increase in anti-Asian bias and violence. So this year’s theme is “Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration”. The month of May was chosen as a way to commemorate the first wave of Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to also mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. It is important to remember that members of the AAPI community come from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Asia, and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Each Asian country and Pacific Island nation has its own unique culture, language and traditions.

To celebrate this important community, Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert has collaborated with Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Dobbs Ferry Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and Dobbs Ferry K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek to make a resource list of books, social media accounts, and websites. Our hope is that these resources will help you to amplify, respect and make  space for AAPI every single day, not just in May.

Click here to view our recommended resources!

The words "Women's History Month resources" over clipart of women holding signs and/or raising fists.

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate ordinary and extraordinary women, explore women’s achievements and struggles throughout history, and acknowledge all the amazing contributions of women to our society. The 2021 theme for Women’s History Month is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” However, it is important to acknowledge that not all women were granted the right to vote at the same time. We must consider the importance of intersectionality and how it further marginalized groups of women based on race, gender and sexual orientation. Native American, Asian American, Latinx and African American suffragists had to continue the fight for the right to vote long after the 19th Amendment was ratified. These women demonstrated resilience by refusing to be silent.

Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert to create this resource list to help your classes dive deeper into the contribution of women to society. Our hope is that this history will not just stay in March but will be celebrated all year long highlighting the determination, courage and perseverance of women.

Please click here to view the booklist that we’ve put together.

If you would like to check out any of these materials, you can search for them in our catalog, email us at dobchildref@wlsmail.org, or call (914) 693-6615.