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  Archived Posts From: 2008


Reading Suggestions

Written on: March 7th, 2008 in Learning Journeys

Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth – Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Reading, Writing, and Creating a Journal of Your Life  Kathleen Adams

Keeping a Journal You Love 
A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery Sheila Bender

The Artist’s Way
Smyrna Public Library, Dover Public Library, and Lewes Public Library
The Sound of Paper 
Smyrna Public Library
The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size  Julia Cameron

Learning Journeys: Top Management Experts Share Hard-Earned Lessons on Becoming Great Mentors and Leaders Marshall Goldsmith

A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place  Hannah Hinchman

Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal  Alexandra Johnson

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It  Henriette Anne Klauser

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie ** David Lubar 
Kent County Bookmobile; Greenwood Public Library, South Coastal Library, Lewes Public Library, Seaford District Library

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth
Georgetown Public Library; Sussex Bookmobile

How to Make a Journal of Your Life  Daniel Price

Keeping a Journal Trudi Strain Trueit

* titles without public library designations are on order. Please place a hold with your local public library.
** of interest to teens, especially

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Join Us!

Written on: March 7th, 2008 in Learning Journeys

I am delighted to announce that the Dover Public Library, Dover,
Delaware, will be hosting the Delaware Library Learning Journeys
program every third Sunday of the month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. beginning
on March 15, 2009.  We hope you can join us!  All are welcome.

Want to be a Charter Member? Send an email to
Honore: honore.francois at or
Kathy: kathy.graybeal at
(Emails are not linked to prevent spam; please replace at with @symbol and remove any spaces. Thanks!)
and put Charter Membership in the Subject line.
You’ll receive a FREE copy of Between the Lines reading log/journal and be eligible to offer valuable feedback on your experience using it.

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What’s a Learning Journey?

Written on: March 7th, 2008 in Learning Journeys

Learning Journey…A Library Journaling Adventure

On this adventure, readers of all ages will follow their self-selected interests and questions and track their learning journeys. 

The world is a fascinating place with lots to explore.  What’s your interest?  Come explore the interest that’s unique to YOU!

  • exploring trends in your pleasure reading?
  • seeking successful business tips?   
  • writing poetry?
  • experimenting with digital photography?
  • developing financial literacy skills?
  • discovering dinosaurs?
  • …the possibilities are endless!

Attend the Learning Journey programs to learn and share ideas for keeping a reading journal and create a portfolio of your learning experiences in a way that is fun, useful, and memorable for you. 
The programs will cover portfolio crafts and scrapbooking along with writing and journaling. 
Librarians will support your exploration of your learning paths. 
In Program A, we’ll get you started!   Share your learning journey and the creative ways you are making it memorable in Program B.

Your participation will help us demonstrate that:

  • learning is a continuing experience, and journaling helps us to strengthen and build on previous experiences 
  • the library plays an essential role in contributing to an individual’s lifelong learning journey
  • lifelong learning is fun!

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