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  Archived Posts From: 2011


Inventory at the Laurel Historical Society

Written on: September 20th, 2011 in Blog PostsLearningNews

?As part of the Delaware Division of Libraries’ “Connecting to Collections” grant,  a group of graduate students from the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies program worked with volunteers from the Laurel Historical Society to inventory and assess several hundred items.

Check out the video below to see some of their work!


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STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

Written on: September 13th, 2011 in Blog Posts

September is Back-to-School time and the DE Division of Libraries has 2 new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) resources for the youngest student to the adult learner.

DDL and DE Public Libraries are partnering with the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation with their program “Things That Move” at every DE public library. You and your child will build a structure with moving gears, assemble and test a model vehicle, build and experiment with magnetic gears, and make and take your own climbing creature or tumble wing glider. This program meets the following DE State Science Standards: #1 Nature and Application of Science and Technology and #3 Energy and Its Effects. The complete schedule can be found at:

A new LibGuide with resources in the area of STEM content for all ages has been added to the growing list of Hot Topics. Here you will find everything from science experiments, math help, career advice and the latest research. The STEM LibGuide can be found here:


Remembering 9/11

Written on: September 9th, 2011 in Blog PostsNews


This afternoon I attended a moving dedication for a memorial bench at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE, honoring the memory of Delawareans lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001.  As we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11, many of us are reflecting on that event and its aftermath.

Since the attacks, a large body of literature has been produced about 9/11.  Below is a list of relevant books, videos, and websites.

Fiction and non-fiction books, audiobooks, and videos in the Delaware Library Catalog

Check out our NBC Learn database for access to news, videos, and articles relating to 9/11

Visit the Library of Congress for eyewitness accounts and personal reactions to 9/11.

For a list of victims, including photographs, see CNN’s September 11: A Memorial

The FBI is commemorating the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 by providing links to essays, personal stories, and other resources.

And finally, here is the link to the 9/11 Memorial

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eAudiobooks are experiencing technical difficulties

Written on: September 7th, 2011 in Blog Posts

?eAudiobooks are experiencing technical difficulties. We are working quickly to resolve the issues and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will keep you posted when eAudiobooks are back in service. Thank you for your patience.

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