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2015 Teen Video Challenge

Written on: November 7th, 2014 in Blog Posts

Delaware Teens are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2015 Summer Library Reading Program slogan “Unmask” combining reading and libraries. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their videos seen before a national audience. The Video Challenge, a national competition for […]







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Language Comes Alive at the Library

Written on: October 22nd, 2014 in Blog PostsInformal learning

Libraries offer fun and engaging programs for all ages, and language programs are an important part of these offerings.  The Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library recently hosted “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” – a high energy bilingual language program. “The kids get a lot out of these kinds of programs. When they go home they’re speaking some […]







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Guide to the Ebola Virus

Written on: October 15th, 2014 in Blog PostsNews

Questions about Ebola? Am I in danger? Can I travel? The Division of Libraries now has a LibGuide on the Ebola virus. This guide gives you news, research resources and authoritative information together in one finding aid.







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IMLS Interviews Delaware State Librarian

Written on: September 29th, 2014 in Blog PostsDirectorNews

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently interviewed State Librarian, Dr. Annie Norman, about how the needs of library users are changing and evolving. It’s an interesting topic and a worthwhile read. Thanks for the support IMLS!







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MinecraftEdu in Delaware Libraries

Written on: September 18th, 2014 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

Playing MinecraftEdu is a growing phenomenon in Delaware libraries. More and more libraries are offering public programs featuring MinecraftEdu, which is actually a modification, or “mod” of the commercially available Minecraft.* MinecraftEdu is a game in which players build things out of 3-dimensional blocks. Each block can be selected from a multitude of material including […]







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The 2014 Summer Library Reading Program is Happening Now in Delaware!

Written on: July 14th, 2014 in Blog Posts

The Delaware Division of Libraries and all the public libraries in Delaware invite children, teens, and adults to join the 2014 Summer Library Reading program! Themes for this year are “Fizz Boom Read” for kids, “Spark a Reaction” for teens, and “Literary Elements” for adults. Registration is free and incentive prizes are awarded based on reading milestones. […]







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Libraries as Community Lynchpins

Written on: April 4th, 2014 in Blog Posts

In communities throughout Delaware, libraries are informational resource centers and gathering places, bringing people and organizations together. The Milton Library is helping to revitalize the downtown area, attracting large and diverse numbers of its neighbors with new programming and newly designed services. Connect with us:     







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Delaware Libraries Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Written on: February 17th, 2014 in Blog PostsTech

Program makes popular eBooks available to all patrons without waitlists or holds Delaware Libraries today announced that they will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding […]







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This Day in History

Written on: February 7th, 2014 in Blog Posts

    On February 7, 1964, The Beatles flew from London to New York City for a ten day American tour, including 3 performances on the Ed Sullivan show. There is a new LibGuide commemorating this historic time in music and pop culture. Follow their visit with a timeline; read new books about them; discover […]







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Great Kids Books About Generosity

Written on: December 20th, 2013 in Blog PostsReading

’Tis the season for giving! As the weather outside grows colder, nothing warms the heart like sharing with others. Children’s Librarians in Delaware’s public libraries picked a wonderful selection of books on giving and generosity. Make a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy these great reads for children. Because of You by B.G.Hennessy Benny’s Pennies by […]







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