In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading, a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries and technology in the lives of young readers, ages 16 to 29. In fact, the report found that “about 8 in 10 Americans under the age of 30 have read a book in the past year. They’re more likely to read, and they’re also more likely to be using their library.”
Join us for a special one-of-a-kind concert at the Delaware County District Library Main Branch from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. This exciting “DCDL After Hours Concert,” entitled “A Songwriter’s Journey through American Music” features singer/songwriter Angela Easterling who will perform many of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country and rock tunes. She will also discuss the craft of songwriting and tell the stories behind her songs, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing.
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.
Oct 19 2012 | Posted in Mary Jane Santos
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Several months ago and with input from many community members, the Delaware County District Library began the development of a revised strategic plan. One of the resulting directives of the plan was to help the community learn about itself and its difference facets.
Do you smell that? It’s the wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee and it is once again wafting through the Delaware County District Library’s Main Branch, located at 84 E. Winter St. That’s right — the coffee shop in the library has once again opened, under new management.
The Delaware County District Library offers such a variety of services and materials — DVDs, audio books, Internet, e-books, bestsellers, etc. — that sometimes the most basic and fundamental core service that we offer may get overlooked: helping people to appreciate the written word and to foster a love of reading.
In just a few short weeks on Oct. 13, the Delaware County District Library’s Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., will host “Stories Alive! Celebration of Storytelling.” Cosponsored by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, the Storytellers of Central Ohio, and with partial funding from a Target Grant, this event is sure to be an exciting day for moms, dads, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and everyone else!
Sep 21 2012 | Posted in Mary Jane Santos
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The Friends of the Delaware County District Library are holding another Bargain Book Fair, and they have thousands of books, DVD’s, videos, and magazines for all ages and at rock bottom prices.