As part of our continuing efforts to fulfill our campaign promises, the Delaware County District Library’s Powell Branch is currently undergoing some pretty major renovations. We listened to what you said, and we are making significant changes to make the Powell Branch more responsive to the needs of the community.
Nov 30 2012 | Posted in Mary Jane Santos
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One of the core beliefs of the Delaware County District Library is to be good stewards of the public funds entrusted to us, and to me that translates into forming partnerships and collaborations in our community, to save money and to maximize resources.
Thanksgiving is traditionally the time to take a few moments to reflect on that for which we are thankful. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Delaware community for your continued, more-than-a-century long support of the library, support that began in 1855 with the first movement to build a library in Delaware. In 1897, a group of stalwart women took it upon themselves to start a library with 30 books.
Nov 17 2012 | Posted in Mary Jane Santos
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The Delaware County District Library is hosting two special programs this coming week, and I cordially invite you and your family to both of them.
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.