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Top 10 eBooks for March 2015

Written on: April 8th, 2015 in Reading

Here are the top-ten most checked out eBooks from Delaware Libraries!  Find these, and more, at 1. Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard 2. Gone Girl: A Novel 3. Top Secret Twenty-One: Stephanie Plum Series, Book 21 4. Fifty Shades of Grey: Fifty Shades Trilogy, Book 1 5. The Girl […]

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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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Great Kids Reads for Fall & Thanksgiving

Written on: November 19th, 2013 in Blog PostsReading

It’s the time of year for apple cider and pumpkin pie, harvest festivals and hayrides. Children’s Librarians in Delaware’s public libraries picked a fantastic selection of books for the fall season and Thanksgiving holiday. So as the leaves change colors and the weather cools, enjoy these fun reads for children. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving […]

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eBooks Available 24/7

Written on: November 13th, 2012 in Blog PostsNewsReading

Americans have discovered eBooks in a big way.  In 2012, for the first time, publishers have reported that eBook sales have exceeded the sales of hardcover books.  Libraries have not ignored these trends, and Delaware libraries loan eBooks to their patrons for no charge. Delaware public library patrons have had access to eBooks and eAudiobooks […]

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eBooks On the Move: Tablets Versus eReaders

Written on: December 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReadingReviewsTech

The modern reader encounters scads of devices which tout the ability to enjoy eBooks anywhere. A broad range of options for screen size, battery life, speed, and web compatibility make the choice complex. Consider your own reading habits when deciding which device best suits your lifestyle. Tablets offer nearly all the power of a home […]

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Free eBooks & Wifi

Written on: December 21st, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReading

On Monday, Governor Markell announced all Delaware public libraries now provide free wifi and free downloadable eBooks!  You can browse the eBook collection, check out with your library card, and enjoy immediately or transfer to a variety of devices, including Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android, and more. Titles will automatically expire […]

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2011 Summer Library Reading Program

Written on: June 16th, 2011 in Reading

Delaware’s First Lady Carla Markell kicked-off the 2011 Summer Library Reading Program at the Kirkwood Library on Wednesday. Mrs. Markell read “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World” by Marjorie Priceman (a book she said she read to her daughter many times when she was younger) and “Anansi Finds a Fool” by […]

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Celebrating National Library Week?

Written on: April 14th, 2011 in Blog PostsInformal learningReading

Since 1958, libraries have thrown themselves – and you – a party in April. Happy National Library Week! The Founding Fathers recognized an informed citizenry as the backbone of a democracy. And our public libraries and schools were born. As Jefferson wrote “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of […]

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It’s Thursday: Summer Reads

Written on: July 7th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningReadingReviews

What is it about Summer that has us all running in a thousand directions? To the point where we even shirk our blog posting responsibilities? Doesn’t it feel like Summer thumbs its nose at introspection anyway? That it tosses out a giant *raspberry* to serious reading? Well, maybe that’s a good thing. During my hiatus from […]

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Unaccelerated Reading

Written on: June 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningReading

“Slow Reading” has been in the news recently. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English at New Hampshire University, was featured in wire stories such as this one about how slowing down the pace of reading improves children’s comprehension and mastery. You can read the original article by Newkirk through the libraries’ subscription databases at this link […]

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