The 4th Annual Ostrander Branch’s Medieval Faire was even bigger and better than ever this year! The Knights of the Rose Jousting Troupe presented two outstanding performances sharing with one and all a variety of jousting games. The horses were gorgeous and the riders were skilled providing for a great series of contests that were both informative and entertaining.
While Summer Reading Club always has programs for the kids, Delaware County District Library (DCDL) isn’t forgetting fun for grown-ups this summer.
The Powell Branch Library is expanding its partnership with The Daily Growler Powell. Beginning in June, DCDL will be hosting a monthly trivia night targeted at adults. Trivia Night kicks off Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. with general knowledge questions.
Last summer more than 6,500 readers read over 33,000 hours. Let’s try and beat that in 2017! This summer, we’re trying to build a better world by using reading to build our dreams. It’s reflected in our summer reading theme: "Dream It. Read It. Build It." From May 25 to August 4 every DCDL location will be ready with prizes for hitting your 6 and 12 hour bench marks. The branches will be hosting weekly programs to grow your brain, too.
We are excited to announce the introduction of hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to Delaware County District Library patrons through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles in formats like movies, TV, music albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels.
Hoopla is easily accessed all in one location with one login, from your computer, tablet, smartphone or the digital app. With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no late fees and no special steps to use it.
There's an online community for everyone these days. And if you're like us, you LOVE to read. In fact, you even like reading about reading and books. There are great bookish blogs out there!
Check out our list below of some of our favorites!
Book Riot - One of the most prolific and well known book blogs, Book Riot has giveaways, list, columns and more. Something for everyone to read about reading!
These titles are finalists for this year's Audie Awards for distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, available to download from the Ohio Digital Library or stream from our new Hoopla service. Happy listening!
In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al; music by Mike Wheaton (Hoopla)
"Libraries Transform" is the theme for National Library Week in 2017.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
If you've come to this site after having read the "Glad You Asked" article in the Delaware Gazette, thank you, and ... April Fools! While many of these considerations I've named could be quite plausible, I will assure you, they are not on our radar for implementation at DCDL just yet. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
Here is the article, in full, if you missed it:
Delaware County District Library has compiled a list of resources for anyone searching for reliable information on the immigration or refugee process.
Civics and Citizenship Toolkit : A Collection of Educational Resources for Immigrants by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services