Doris Padgett Public Library

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NM_19SunnyvaleLibraryINSIDE3.jpg     IN MEMORY OF DORIS PADGETT (1925-2022)

Sunnyvale's first library employee and director for over 50 years, Doris spent much of her life helping to educate and entertain the people of Sunnyvale.  The library was renamed in her honor on September 22, 2018.

A short video was commissioned in 2015 to commemorate Doris's 50 years of service and celebrate her retirement.  Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.  (Thank you to Doug Norlie and Georgeann Moss for providing a source for the video.)

THE LIBRARY PARKING LOT AND TOWER PLACE ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION.

THE LIBRARY WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION FOR ITS NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.  PLEASE PARK IN THE VINEYARD PARK PARKING LOT WHEN VISITING THE LIBRARY.  UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE ON OUR WEBSITE AND ON THE LIBRARY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. 

IN ADDITION, THE LIBRARY CURRENTLY HAS NO EXTERNAL DROP BOX.  PLEASE RETURN ALL ITEMS DURING OPEN HOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

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Readable on most computers, mobile devices, or eBook readers.

Available 24-7 ---   Wide Variety of Titles ---  Quick, Easy Checkout

CLICK HERE to get started!

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Search the archives of over a hundred local newspapers and news services, including the Dallas Morning News and Mesquite News, for obituaries, articles and more! 

When prompted for your card number, enter "DPPL" (in all caps) followed by your card number (no spaces) for access.

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America's NewsAmerica's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

When prompted for your card number, enter "DPPL" (in all caps) followed by your card number (no spaces) for access.

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Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

When prompted for your card number, enter "DPPL" (in all caps) followed by your card number (no spaces) for access.

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Need to pick up your items but don't want to come in?  Just utilize our curbside service and pickup is a snap! 
Reserve your items online through our catalog, pull into a spot in our parking lot, and call us at (972)226-4491 for service.

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Learning Express Library

Access over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to help launch or advance your career --- Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMT, real estate, and healthcare, among others --- Prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT --- Successfully prepare for the GED exam when working toward a high school diploma --- Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

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Story Time @ Your Library

Story Time at the Doris Padgett Public Library!!

Story Times for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  Story times include several books and a fun craft or project to take home!

The library can arrange special story times for schools, daycare centers, or other groups upon request.  For more information, call 972-226-4491.

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The Librista app gives you instant access to our catalog from your favorite mobile device.  Search for books, DVDs, and more!  Want to know if a new release is available at your library?  While you are at your favorite book store, use the scan ISBN feature to capture the ISBN located on the physical item and search the library's collection.  Download Librista at these links:

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E-Read Texas

Use your library card to access a huge collection of eBooks and streaming audiobooks anytime, 24/7/365, through the e-Read Texas service, provided by a partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Amigos Library Services.  A huge selection of new and recent fiction and non-fiction books await!

Get access today by downloading the SimplyE app for your Apple or Android device.  Click the links below to find the app on the store and download. Select Doris Padgett Library, TX from the list of libraries and use your library card number and PIN to gain instant access!

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   WiFi Access @ Doris Padgett Public Library

The Library's Wi-Fi network is open to all visitors FREE of charge; no special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required.  Laptop owners are responsible for setting up their equipment to access the wireless network.  Library staff are unable to handle customer laptops or peripheral equipment.  Patrons may use our network with the understanding that data is unencrypted and that the library is not responsible for data theft.

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4Tests Online Test Prep

Your FREE one stop practice test site for High School, College, Professional and Standardized exams.  4Tests partners with Barron's Education, and features full-length practice exams and tutorials. Test yourself by clicking here.

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TexShare Databases

Try these FREE databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, genealogy and more.  Please see your librarian for a username and password then CLICK HERE.

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Texas Talking Book Program

The Talking Book Program provides FREE library services to Texans who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or reading disabilities.  Items are delivered to your door and and returned by mail free of charge.  The program offers more than 80,000 titles in fiction and nonfiction, plus 80 national magazines for adults and children.  For information on the program, click here.

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Ask a Librarian

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Try this FREE help from the Library of Congress.  They provide basic research assistance with answers to queries requiring resources unique to the Library of Congress.  Responses are usually within 5 business days.  Please note that the scope of the services does not include: compilation of extensive bibliographies, requests for information connected with contests, completion of school or work assignments, translations or research in heraldry or family history.  Click here for help.

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Project Gutenberg

Looking for a classic to curl up with?  Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of classic, public domain literary works in formats for almost any computer, e-reader, or portable device, and they don't count against your check-out limits!  Click here to begin your search.

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TexShare Card Program

Registered patrons of the Doris Padgett Public Library can obtain a FREE TexShare Card from the Doris Padgett Public Library and use the card to borrow materials directly from other participating libraries.  Patrons must be card holders in good standing (no fines, fees or overdue materials) for at least 6 months and agree to comply with the borrowing policies of both the lending library and the Doris Padgett Public Library.