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Top 10 Blog posts of 2012

Written on: January 10th, 2013 in Blog Posts

2012 was a great year for Delaware Libraries!  The new Dover Public Library opened; Bear, Claymont, Frankford, Greenwood, and Wilmington Libraries all started renovations or new building projects; we began lending eBooks & eAudiobooks; and so much more.

Here’s a look back at 2012 through the top 10 posts on our blog.  Some are favorites that appear year after year and some were new in 2012.

  1. Although posted in 2011, in 2012 tens of thousands more discovered that scratching poison ivy does not make it spread
  2. We learned the world would not end on 12/21/2012
  3. Turns out the average American reads 17 books a year (print book readers average 24 and eBook readers average 15)
  4. Delawareans were understandably interested in how to find flood maps before Superstorm Sandy hit
  5. Another perennial top 10, the 5-second rule? Not true!
  6. Train and ship lovers enjoyed seeing Jackson and Sharp photos online
  7. Buyers and sellers wanted to know how to find property transfer information
  8. There is some interesting research on when the American Flag was first flown in battle and it may not be at Cooch’s Bridge
  9. Want to know the difference between relative humidity and dew point?  You’re not alone!
  10. We launched a genre guide so people could find out what to read or watch next

Keep following the Delaware Libraries blog to see what we’ll explore in 2013!