August 2018

Dublin Library is recruiting high school volunteers for the fall/winter session. We are looking for teens to help with our T.A.G. (teen advisory group), eBook Help program, and Virtual Volunteers. More information on each program can be found on the volunteer application.

Volunteer applications will be available at the Dublin Library from Monday, Aug. 27th – Monday, Sept. 10th. Completed applications are due by Sept. 10th at 8 pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered for a volunteer position. Please note that filling out an application does not guarantee you a volunteer position. Positions are extremely limited. When you return a completed application, you will need to sign up for an interview time slot (interviews will be held on Thursday, September 20th).

You may print a copy from the link below, or pick up a form at the Dublin Library any time we are open.

Application Autumn 2018

Questions can be sent to Mary Ayers-Hughes at

Were you unable take a trip this summer? Then why not travel by book! As our summer reading program nears its end (pick up your prizes by August 11th, y’all), here are some books to remind you that Reading Takes You Everywhere:

travelogue titles

For non-fiction readers, try one of these travelogues. From the icy Antarctica to the world’s densest jungle, vicariously travel to fascinating and sometimes dangerous locales from the safety of your favorite reading chair!

For those who prefer fiction, here are some mysteries set outside the U.S.  Since there are so many mysteries set in modern and historical England, we’ve purposely excluded British mysteries to help you mix it up a bit. Did we miss your favorite international mystery series? Let us know in the comments.

Want fiction set in a specific place? Then search our catalog for the destination name and “fiction,” such as Paris fiction, Italy fiction, or India fiction. Try it the next time you are planning a trip abroad to familiarize yourself with a place.

Want to stay on more familiar grounds? Then try some road trip fiction. Lots of drama flows when folks are stuck together in a car. Or sometimes an individual’s road trip can be a catalyst for a larger emotional journey.

Lastly, try some books in translation. Originally published in a different language, these books often take place in a different country and provide a unique and worldly perspective. (As an added bonus, you may also use these books to fill some 2018 Reading Challenge categories, like “Book set somewhere you’ve never been, but would like to visit” or “Book translated from a different language.”)

So, where are you traveling to next?