Recently, I was curious to find out what the top circulating adult titles were at Delaware County District Library. I asked our crack staff to do some research using the Library’s online catalog to identify these titles for me. I was surprised by a few of the titles, but most of them were what I expected. Are you curious, too?
April is National Poetry Month. Here at DCDL we have a great collection of poetry that will appeal to all ages. From Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, to the list we posted over on the teen blog to classic and modern poetry collections for adults. Here are just a few of our poetry titles to check out:
April 15th is the deadline for filing your taxes with the IRS, and some of us have a reason to be happy about that; others are not so happy. But April 15th is an important day at Delaware County District Library for an entirely different reason—it’s National Bookmobile Day!
Patrons often ask Delaware County District Library staff if we have a list of the books they have read. To protect your privacy and confidentiality, the Library’s computer system does not keep a permanent record of the items you check out. But, the computer system offers YOU a way of keeping track of the Library items you’ve read, listened too, or watched, and it’s easy to set it up in your account.
Don’t put the eggs away as soon as Easter is over! Plastic eggs provide all kinds of opportunities for early learning activities for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Fine Motor Skills
The Delaware Main Library recently launched a trial of a new computer product in the children's section. Designed by experts in early childhood education, ABCmouse.com curriculum encompasses reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music for children ages 2 - 7.
Are you a magazine reader? Recent research by Statisca notes the average cost of a yearly magazine subscription is about $29.85. If you subscribe to three magazines, you can save $89.55 per year by checking them out from the Delaware County District Library!
In a recent blog post, a librarian from NYC’s public library was asked about the relevance of libraries. I have often been asked the same question: “Are libraries threatened by the internet?” I would echo the comments made on the blog.
I don’t think the Delaware County District Library is threatened at all by the internet. Circulation of physical books continues to be high, but I would argue that while books are certainly our brand, the Delaware Library is also in the information sharing business.
I am often asked about digital privacy at the Delaware County District Library, especially in terms of how we protect the personal information of our cardholders, including what they read, watch, or even search on the Internet. By default, our library catalog software does not store reading history. Once someone returns an item they have checked out, the system removes the item. The Library will will not disclose this information unless it is subpoenaed by a court of law.
Of course, you can check out books, DVDs and the like from Delaware County District Library, but did you know the Library now has a small collection of board games for you to check out and play at home? Tabletop gaming or board gaming is becoming more and more popular in the US, and, recognizing the trend, Library staff did their research to determine 22 of the most popular games that encourage creative thinking, interaction and are just fun to play.