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MinecraftEdu in Delaware Libraries

Written on: September 18th, 2014 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

Playing MinecraftEdu is a growing phenomenon in Delaware libraries. More and more libraries are offering public programs featuring MinecraftEdu, which is actually a modification, or “mod” of the commercially available Minecraft.* MinecraftEdu is a game in which players build things out of 3-dimensional blocks. Each block can be selected from a multitude of material including […]


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Delaware Libraries Participate in International Big Library Read Program

Written on: February 17th, 2014 in Blog PostsTech

Program makes popular eBooks available to all patrons without waitlists or holds Delaware Libraries today announced that they will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding […]


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The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is Coming to Delaware

Written on: September 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsTech

Delaware Libraries are excited to host Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com)! Wednesday, September 25; Appoquinimink Public Library from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26; Dover Public Library from noon – 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 27; Georgetown Public Library from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28; Georgetown Public Library from 10:30 […]


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Try the New Delaware Library Catalog

Written on: January 17th, 2013 in Blog PostsNewsTech

We regularly receive, and appreciate, the valuable feedback from many of you about searching the library catalog.  We agree that searching should be easier, with better ways to narrow down choices.  And book and video lists should be easy to create, save, edit, and share. That is why we are so excited to present the […]


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Delaware Public Libraries Mobile App is here!

Written on: January 26th, 2012 in NewsTech

The Delaware Library Catalog mobile app is now available through app stores!  Find your local public library, get locations and hours, check your account, place holds, renew, and more!  The app works on most mobile devices/smart phones including Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Palm. Download it for FREE today at the App Store or Android […]


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eBooks On the Move: Tablets Versus eReaders

Written on: December 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReadingReviewsTech

The modern reader encounters scads of devices which tout the ability to enjoy eBooks anywhere. A broad range of options for screen size, battery life, speed, and web compatibility make the choice complex. Consider your own reading habits when deciding which device best suits your lifestyle. Tablets offer nearly all the power of a home […]


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Google Art Project

Written on: February 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningNewsTech

Google introduced its Art Project website today, which allows users to explore hundreds of works of art from some of the finest museums in the world, all in incredible detail. Already some journalists and bloggers have commented that this takes away the serendipitous experience of discovering a work of art on their own.  As a […]


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Test-Driving the New Online Catalog

Written on: July 19th, 2010 in Blog PostsTech

UPDATE: this version of the catalog is now “live” since August 20th 2010With the pending arrival of the New Castle County public libraries scheduled for September, it’s an ideal time to update and upgrade the online aspect of the Delaware Library Catalog (OPAC, in library-ese). This next generation online catalog introduces upgrades that will make […]


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Putting Databases to Work For You.

Written on: May 24th, 2010 in Blog PostsTech

The Division of Libraries maintains subscriptions to a number of full-text online databases, with thousands of high quality magazines, journals, and newspapers available at no cost to all public library users in Delaware. You can access these databases through library websites, the Delaware Library Catalog, or this page. Most people who use databases use them […]


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iPad v. Comic Books

Written on: April 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsNewsTech

In my initial early-adopter enthusiasm about Apple’s new iPad, I may have said some intemperate things about the future of the comic-book industry because of new distribution and readership opportunities presented by this type of emerging digital platform. My co-worker Beth-Ann suggested that since we’re both comic book readers, we should take the opportunity to […]


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