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Socrates Cafe @ the Library

Written on: August 8th, 2013 in Blog Posts

Rehoboth’s library becomes more than just a place to find a good beach book when the Socrates Cafe is open for business. Philosophers of all ages join in a respectful environment to debate issues ranging from ethics to politics and everything in between. Connect with us:     


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Simple Gifts Music in Libraries

Written on: July 31st, 2013 in Blog Posts

Did you miss WHYY’s Delaware First coverage of Simple Gifts musical performances in libraries? Watch online! Watch First for Friday, July 26, 2013 on PBS. See more from First. Simple Gifts has been making beautiful music for years. This summer they brought that music to Delaware’s libraries both to entertain and teach kids of all […]


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New Catalog temporarily unavailable Thursday, July 18

Written on: July 16th, 2013 in Blog Posts

The new Delaware Library Catalog will be temporarily unavailable for a few hours on Thursday, July 18 beginning at 2pm. The classic catalog will still be available during that time. We appreciate your patience! Connect with us:     


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Any Which Way You Read

Written on: July 3rd, 2013 in Blog Posts

For readers who enjoy connecting with their favorite authors on a Kindle, Nook, iPad or Tablet, Delaware Libraries can-do! Learn how the libraries are out-in-front with digital collections and free classes to help any reader get connected with online book borrowing. Check out this story about e-books and the Lewes Library…and then start checking out […]


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Summer Reading To Do List

Written on: July 1st, 2013 in Blog Posts

My child is registered for the Summer Library Reading Program Dig Into Reading – Done!  Prevent summer slide! Studies show that if kids don’t read over the summer, they can lose much of the learning they gained during the school year. Libraries and the Summer Library Reading Program can help kids fight this summer slide. My teen […]


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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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Summer Safety

Written on: June 19th, 2013 in Blog Posts

Idyllic summer months call to mind sunny days at the beach, hiking in the woods, a picnic in the park, etc.; however, there can be dangers lurking with each summer activity. A new Summer Safety LibGuide offers books and other resources on planning for extreme weather, water safety tips (swimming and boating), insect and poisonous […]


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Q: What is a derecho?

Written on: June 13th, 2013 in Blog Posts

There have been warnings of a derecho from meteorologists in the news lately.  But what is a derecho? Photo from NOAA, derecho in Illinois in 2008 According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a derecho “is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. […]


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The Summer Library Reading Program is here!

Written on: June 12th, 2013 in Blog Posts

We’ve scheduled wonderful programs that will be traveling to every public library this summer! Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation’s Rainforest Rendezvous: Come to the library to dig into the amazing world of the rainforest. You and your child will learn about its plants and animals and how they have adapted to this wet and wonderful environment. […]


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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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