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It’s Thursday! lost boy, lost girl…lost book? Check your shelf.

Written on: February 4th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning JourneysReading

Kathy here:  Conversations about our reading, our learning are good on any day; but beginning today, Thursday will be my day to do that here. And, I get to begin with a joyful reading experience. After meandering through several non-fiction titles, including Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford, I needed fiction. Enter Stephen King’s […]


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Eggplants and Lifelong Learning

Written on: January 26th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning Journeys

Columbia University journalism professor Dale Russakoff recently wrote this article, which was syndicated to many newspapers including our own News Journal. In the article, Russakoff discusses the progress that has been made in promoting one of the most vital factors in a child’s educational accomplishment- actively engaged parents or other significant adults- including the current […]


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STEM Resources

Written on: January 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning Journeys

Yesterday’s announcement by Governor Markell and Senator Kaufman highlights the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education as an important contributor to local and national economic development and the nation’s future. Executive order 15 creates a STEM Council with representatives from a broad range of government agencies, educational institutions, and private enterprise to work […]


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Anti-Bullying Resources in the Delaware Library Catalog

Written on: November 3rd, 2009 in Blog PostsLearning

(Note: this posting was updated on October 13th, 2010) This month’s Young Adult Library Services, a periodical for library staff who work with young adult and teen users, includes an outstanding article featuring anti-bullying books, magazines, and online resources. While Delaware schools feature a number of outstanding anti-bullying programs, along with a statutory requirement for […]


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Reading: Eyes or Ears?

Written on: July 14th, 2009 in LearningLearning Journeys

Kathy here: We have talked before about reading with our ears.  Dave Robicheaux, Stephanie Plum and Sookie Stackhouse come to life before me…the supporting characters welcome me into their conversations…when I listen to these tales. But, I simply cannot read one of these novels with my eyes. Period. Well, now I know the reverse is true as […]


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Trial Databases- get ’em while they’re hot!

Written on: April 20th, 2009 in LearningNews

Thompson-Gale is a purveyor of fine subscription databases to academic and public libraries- you may be most aware of them through their Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) which is accessible through the Delaware Library Catalog and the New Castle County Library Catalog. In honor of National Library Week (and beyond, in fact until May […]


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Action Items from the 2008 Delaware Library Summit

Written on: March 10th, 2009 in LearningNews

Representatives of the Delaware Library Community gathered in Dover last December to debate the way forward for Delaware libraries- panels of Delaware librarians and outside experts discussed library services in what had been identified by the Council on Libraries and Delaware Library Association as three key fields in which libraries could contribute to Delaware citizens. […]


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Testing and Education Resources

Written on: March 4th, 2009 in LearningNews

The Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) recently introduced a more user friendly and easy to navigate interface, with greatly enhanced search features. What hasn’t changed about this product is that it is still the premiere online source for academic and vocational testing preparation materials- from ASVAB to MCAT- and is a great place to […]


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