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Q: “Do parents have access to their kids’ borrowing history?”

Written on: June 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I’m writing a paper and am researching privacy for minors.  Do parents have access to their kids’ borrowing history?” Thank you for your important question!  It touches upon the rights of minors, their legal guardians/parents, and how libraries balance children’s privacy with safety and parental responsibilities. Public and school libraries work hard to protect […]

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“Is Wikipedia a reliable source?”

Written on: May 5th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “Do librarians consider Wikipedia reliable enough for research?” What an interesting question!  Since Wikipedia’s inception in January, 2001 (See CNN’s 2005 Q & A with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales), this online encyclopedia has stimulated on-going discussions about its reliability. Wikipedia uses wiki software to create it’s many pages and the ability for users to […]

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Q: “How do I keep birds from nesting on my house?”

Written on: April 29th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I have black birds that build a nest in the same spot on my garage every spring.  I’ve tried using fake owls, moving their nest before they lay eggs, even making noise.  I don’t want to resort to anything that will harm them but it destroys the corner and is very messy.  How do […]

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Q: “What is Earth Day all about?”

Written on: April 22nd, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I have a paper to write about how Earth Day started.  Can you give me some resources to help?” Happy Earth Day!  It is celebrated every April 22! Earth Day has evolved a bit over the years.  According to the Earth Day Network,  April 22nd “marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth […]

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Q: “Where do I start with wine and cheese pairings?”

Written on: April 14th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “I’m going to host a fancy party this weekend and realized I don’t know much about wine and cheese pairings other than I really like to drink wine and eat cheese. Do you have any books or resources that can tell me about wine and cheese pairings?  Thank you!” There are several resources that […]

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Q: “Does the library have a history of items I’ve checked out over the last few years?”

Written on: March 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I checked out a book about 3 years ago and would like to recommend it to someone. Does the library keep record of books that have been checked out on my card #?” It’s great to have a record of what you’ve checked out from your Delaware library to read, listen to and watch.  […]

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Q: “Is there any free tax preparation assistance available?”

Written on: March 17th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I can’t afford an accountant and heard that there might be some free or low-cost tax preparation help.  Is this through the library?  Can you tell what I need to do to get help?” Federal and state income taxes are coming due.  This year, it’s on Monday, April 15. has annual filing dates […]

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Q: “Are Zombie Ants real?”

Written on: March 10th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I’d like to know if Zombie Ants are real, and what makes them Zombies?” Thank you so much for your great question!   Like you, I had not heard of zombie ants until recently and wanted to find out more. The fungus that causes certain types of ant to behave in ways that seem zombie-like […]

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Q: “I need to find historical events of the 1980s”

Written on: March 3rd, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “Hi! I was wondering what kind of books you would suggest looking at to find the historical context of something happening in the 1980s? Thanks” Thank you for your question to find out about books that describe the 1980s so you can determine their historical context. I took a look at the books available […]

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Q: “What is the most popular color for a car in the U.S.?”

Written on: February 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “Can you tell me the most popular colors people choose for their cars?” What a great question!  Whether you are thinking of purchasing a new vehicle or just curious about current trends in car color choices, it’s interesting to know that “white/white pearl is the most popular vehicle color on the continent, according to […]

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