My mother used to say the Fourth of July was nearly the end of summer, but at the Delaware County District Library, our summer reading program is still going full steam ahead with several great events planned through the end of July.
All who attended the Ostrander Branch Library’s June book group fully enjoyed reading & discussing Fannie Flagg’s The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion. Flagg’s humorous writing style blends well with the sharing of the history of the women pilots (WASPS) who flew for the armed forces during World War II. The group gave the book a score of 4.8 out of 5.
You may have noticed that this summer, the Delaware County District Library does not have an Adult Summer Reading Program, and I wanted to give you a bit of an explanation.
Several framed pieces by local artist Duncan Myford are now on display at the Ostrander Branch. Mr. Myford specializes in digital art painting and automobile design. Stop by and enjoy his unique style and creativity!
We usually think of the Delaware County District Library’s summer reading program in terms of young children, but did you know we have some great, fun programs just for teens? Teen Librarians Mandy Henning and Becky Woodruff have developed entertaining but educationally sound (just between us!) programs, guaranteed to be enjoyed by Delaware’s teens.
“Every Hero Has a Story,” Delaware County District Library’s summer reading program is in full swing, and already thousands of kids have registered to participate. While your children don’t need to register to attend any of the programs or to read throughout the summer, if they are registered, they become eligible for some great rewards.
The Delaware County District Library’s 2014 Annual Report is now available at all Library locations, and I want to thank you, Delaware, for helping to make 2014 another banner year for us! Last year, you checked out more than 1.4 million items, including downloaded eBooks, DVD’s, audio books and adult, teen and children’s books. Of that total, nearly 70% of the items checked out were books—we’re clearly still very much in the book business.
A few weeks ago, I explained how you could keep a list of the books and other items you have checked out from the Delaware County District Library by opting into “Reading History” on your Library card account. I have had several people thank me for letting them know about this feature, that I use frequently.
The Powell Branch Library is breaking out of the stacks this summer and taking programming to local businesses in Powell. Branch Associate Amber Imbrogno established a relationship with the Powell Village Winery, which will serve as the host for the Powell Branch Library’s Wine Book Club. Imbrogno started the book club after looking to join various book clubs but couldn’t find one discussing titles she would be interested in reading.
As hard as it is to believe, schools are about to recess for the summer, and that event triggers the beginning of Delaware County District Library’s Summer Reading Club for kids of all ages. This year’s theme is "Every Hero Has a Story," and the fun begins on May 30th at all Library locations.