Use the new ‘self check-out’ at the Delaware County District Library
You’ve been asking for it, and it’s finally here. What is it? Self-check-out at the Delaware (Main) Library! We have recently installed a computer station on the circulation desk so you can now check out books, DVDs, audio books and other library items on your own.
Of course, our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful circulation associates are still always available to check out library material for you, because we know that many of you are happier with human interaction. By the same token, however, we also realize that for others, quickly and efficiently checking out your own material is wonderful customer service, allowing you to avoid a line and save time.
The Orange Branch Library has offered self-check-out since it opened in May 2011, and library users have taken great advantage of this service. In keeping with our campaign promise to update technology at all county library locations, we are installing self-check-out computers at the other branches, too, with that option being successfully launched this week at the Delaware.
Using the self-check-out machine is easy, and we have provided instructions to help you. Feel free to give it a try, and if you run into an unexpected problem, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member to help you.
We know your time is valuable, and by giving you the option of self-check-out, we can help you zip through the check-out process, but if your day is somewhat less jam-packed, please know that we really enjoy chatting with you, too. Isn’t it nice to have a choice?
Did any U.S. president serve two non-consecutive terms?
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 — June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times — in 1884, 1888, and 1892 — and was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1861 to 1913. Cleveland was also the only president to be married in a White House ceremony. He was 49 when he married 21-year-old Frances Folsom. The wedding was a simple affair, attended by close friends, family, and cabinet members and their wives. The reception featured John Phillip Sousa leading the Marine Band, a 20-pound salmon and a 25-pound wedding cake. Presidential Trivia provided this answer.
Will eating carrots really improve your eyesight?
According to the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, carrots are high in vitamin A, a nutrient essential for good vision. Eating carrots will provide you with the small amount of vitamin A needed for good vision, but vitamin A isn’t limited to carrots; it can also be found in milk, cheese, egg yolk and liver.
What is the Civilian Conservation Corps?
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men, ages 17–23. A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. Maximum enrollment at any one time was 300,000; in nine years 2.5 million young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a small wage of $30 a month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families). During the time of the CCC, volunteers planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America, constructed more than 800 parks nationwide and upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas. More information is available in World Book Encyclopedia.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Mary Jane Santos, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740–362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s website at delawarelibrary.org or directly to Mary Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!