At the beginning of December, we launched a new service designed to keep you up-to-date on library events, services and news. Text a Librarian Outbound Messages will allow you to receive text message updates from Darien Library. Members may select to receive general Library news, news from the Teen Lounge, and/or news from the Children’s Library.
DLNews: Updates about Library events, services, materials and news.
DLTeen: Information about events, materials, and news from the Teen Lounge.
DLKids: Information from the Children’s Library about events, services, and materials of interest to parents and kids.
Text will be sent from each list weekly, highlighting a particular event, service, or Library news item that will be of interest to subscribers.
A Pew Research Center report found that 85% of Americans now own mobile phones, a percentage that increases to 96% among 18-29 year olds, and a Nielsen survey found that American adults text twice as much as they talk on their mobile phones. We are eager to be able to connect with patrons on-the-go, and to be able to reach out with news alerts, reminders about upcoming events, and for suggestions for materials or services.
These services supplement our existing Text-a-Librarian text message reference service: By texting AskDL to 66746, our patrons are put in touch with a librarian who can answer questions by text message.
Darien Library does not charge for text services, but standard message and data rates apply.