Help the Library by Using AmazonSmile

Do you shop at Amazon?  You can help the library just by shopping at AmazonSmile instead of  Part of your purchase price will go to the Deposit Free Library every time you shop.  The library is listed on AmazonSmile as a designated charity.  Amazon donates to the Deposit Free Library Association whenever you shop at AmazonSmile.   Use your regular login information and designate the Deposit Free Library as your charity.  For more information, contact the library or go to the top of this page, click Quick Links and follow the link to AmazonSmile to get started. images


StarWalk KidsMedia eBook Collection

Educators, librarians, and parents can provide hundreds of eBooks to children through the StarWalk KidsMedia eBook collection!

Download eBooks written by popular authors such as Seymour Simon, Jane Yolen, Diane deGroat and more via the StarWalk Reader. This digital eBook database can be accessed on computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards, and most other devices. It is a fantastic method for keeping children interested in reading and learning!

For more information regarding StarWalk KidsMedia and to browse the collection visit StarWalk Kids today!


Download Your Favorite Magazines Through Flipster!




The Four County Library System and its member libraries would like to welcome Flipster to our Research Center lineup.  Flipster is your one-stop-shop for Digital Magazines. It allows you to browse the latest or back issues of our most popular magazines and download them to either your computer or tablet. Flipster is easy to use, download the free app to your favorite device to read anywhere offline. Check out times are seven days for monthly magazines andtwo days for weekly ones.


All you need is a library card from one of our Four County Library System online libraries.  To begin, visit the Four County Library Research Center and enter your library card number.

Humans Aren’t The Only Heroes

We would also like to thank Mrs. Theresa Rajner and Mr. Ed Swartwout for bringing their therapy dogs for a visit during Story Time last Thursday. The children learned about how to feed dogs properly and how to approach them to give them a pet. Not only did the kids enjoy scratching and petting the dogs but the dogs enjoyed it! Dogs are heroes too!

Nurses Are Everyday Heroes!

Thank you to school nurse Mrs. Lacey Diemer for visiting us during Toddler Time last week. The children enjoyed learning about what nurses mean to the community and what their job entails. Of course the thing they enjoyed the most was being able to try out nurse’s equipment such as the stethoscope and blood pressure cup. We really appreciate what nurses do and believe that they are everyday heroes!

We Love Our Local Heroes!

Thank you to Chris Zacharias and the other members of the Deposit Fire Department who visited Toddler Time and Story Time on July 22nd and July 23rd. All of the children enjoyed learning about fire safety and firefighters’ equipment. Of course the most fun was getting to explore the fire trucks! We love our local heroes!

Library Events for the Week of August 3rd

Next week we will continue to explore real life heroes. The toddlers will be reading about heroes that feed us, featuring farmers. At Thursday’s Story Time, we will explore heroes in American history. Join us to learn about heroes that use their brains instead of brawn to achieve great things!

See a Superhero- Be a Superhero with Cartoonist Paul Merklein on August 10th


See Super Heroes!  Be a Super Hero!

Holy Famous Faces, Batman!  Who is your favorite Super Hero?  Which Super Hero do you want to be?

See cartoonist Paul Merklein draw Super Heroes on Monday, August 10th at 6:30pm. This performance will be held at the State Theater across the street from the library.

Merklein combines cartoons, comedy and audience participation as he draws famous super heroes from comic books, TV and movies.

Merklein shows everyone how to draw super heroes and will talk about how we can all be super heroes.

Paul Merklein draws and talks at libraries, schools, colleges, conventions and special events around the country, entertaining all ages.

Merklein has been described as “An Amazing Artist”, “Funny and Cool” and “A Magic Marker Wizard” by reporters and fans.

This program is appropriate for children, teens and adults. Bring the whole family! You never know who might be called onstage to be drawn!

You can view Merklein’s videos & tour dates at





Special Visitors Coming to Summer Story Times

In keeping with the summer reading theme “Every Hero Has a Story”, we are reading about different real-life heroes.  Look for the following special visitors to weekly Toddler Time and Story Time programs:

Wednesday, July 22 – Toddler Time – Firefighters                                                                                    Image result for firefighters clipart

Thursday, July 23 – Story Time – Firefighters

Wednesday, July 29 – Toddler Time – School Nurse Lacey Diemer

Thursday, July 30 – Story Time – Ms. Theresa Rajner and Mr. Ed Swartwout with therapy dogs

Be sure to join us as we welcome these special local heroes!

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Family Fun Night with Magician James Warren is July 23rd

On Thursday, July 23rd magician James Warren will bring his Magic of Reading show to Deposit.  In this 45 minute performance Warren uses popular children’s books to showcase the magical properties of children’s literature.  His show combines magical illusions with lots of audience participation.  Audience members will connect with characters such as Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Pinnochio in a new way.  This performance is sponsored by the BOOKS program.  It will be held at the Deposit Community Theatre, across the street from the Deposit Free Library.  Showtime begins at 6:30 p.m.  Bring the entire family for some wholesome entertainment!