Reminder! The Delaware Library Catalog and My Account features will be unavailable from 9:00 pm August 31 through 9:00 am September 1 (and may be unavailable during the day on September 1). Thank you for your patience while we work to bring added services to your library!
New technologies are being implemented at libraries across the state. The Delaware Library Catalog will be unavailable the evening of August 31 through 9:00 am September 1 (and may be unavailable during the day on September 1).
Thank you for your patience while we work to bring added services to your library.
Written on: August 26th, 2011 in Blog Posts
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) website has up-to-date information about Hurricane Irene, as well as information on how to prepare and what to do in case of emergency.
DEMA has also put together a brochure on Hurricane and Flood Safety.
For information on school and state agency closings and delays click here.
Please contact your local library directly for information on library operating hours, due dates, etc
Did you feel that? Delaware was shaken by an earthquake today. As I chatted with co-workers, checked facebook and twitter, and read blogs, it became clear not many of us east coasters knew how to deal with an earthquake.
Virginia also seems pretty far away for an earthquake to be felt in Delaware. Check here if you are interested in knowing the differences between an earthquake on the east coast and one on the west coast.
Written on: August 12th, 2011 in News
The Library of Congress “Gateway to Knowledge” tour is stopping in Dover, Delaware on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 10 am – 6 pm. Official ribbon cutting will be at 10:00 am on Friday! Join us in front of Legislative Hall to tour the exhibit!
This unique Library of Congress traveling exhibition is mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck that expands to offer visitors 1000 square feet of exhibition space. The exhibit is free and is open to the public.
The “Gateway to Knowledge” exhibition brings high-quality facsimiles of many of the Library’s top treasures and information about the millions of resources in the Library’s unparalleled collections to small towns and rural communities across America—areas that may not be aware of their access to the wealth of information in this publicly funded institution.
The exhibit includes programming especially for teachers and students and provides relevant and engaging learning experiences for lifelong learners. The trailer expands to three times its road width, and visitors enter from a central staircase to find several areas of museum-quality exhibits, including a welcoming multimedia display and computer terminals displaying Library of Congress websites. The exhibition outlines the history of the Library, Thomas Jefferson’s role in re-establishing the Library after the burning of the U.S. Capitol in 1814, and his classification system of Memory, Reason, and Imagination. These three categories define the organization of the content inside the exhibition.
The exhibit and its national tour are made possible by the generous support of the Rapoport family. The exhibition is locally co-hosted by the Delaware Division of Libraries, Dover Public Library, and Delaware Public Archives.