The Ostrander Adult Book Discussion Group met late last month and gave a thumbs up to the book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Much praise was given for Krueger’s writing style and the story itself was a compelling blend of murder, mystery and family drama set in a small Minnesota town in 1961. The group highly recommends it and gave it a 4.5 out of 5 rating.
During a recent Delaware County District Library Outreach storytime children learned about our services in the community and helped paint pinecones to craft into flowers.
These flowers were distributed to our patrons on the Bookmobile route at local assisted and independent living communities. We snapped pictures of the patrons receiving the flowers and brought them back to the next storytime to show the children. They were excited to see their painted pinecone flowers that one preschooler shouted “Cool!”
The warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season. We at the Delaware County District Library hope you have an opportunity to sit back and relax with family and friends over the coming weeks.
As a reminder, all DCDL locations will close or have shortened hours to recognize the following holidays:
• Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - Closed
• Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Closed
• Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - Closing at 5 p.m.
• Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day - Closed
We are thankful for YOU!
Please enjoy a day off with your family and friends.
All Delaware County District Library locations will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed through Thursday, November 26 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. All locations will reopen at their regular hours on Friday, November 27.
Reading books with rhymes is one way your child can learn to hear that words are made up of smaller sounds, supporting the early literacy skill of phonological awareness. Check out these books to get your child excited about reading:
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
November is National Novel Writing Month, and this year DCDL is getting into the spirit! Here’s some quick background info for those new to the NaNoWriMo scene:
What is special about November 1st?
a. The clocks “fell back” an hour overnight. Do you know what time it is?
b. On this day in 1982, Honda opened a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the USA.
c. Ticket sales begin for the Piper Kerman author visit!
They’re all true, but I’ll only write about c.
Sunday mornings just got a little more exciting with the Delaware County District Library radio show, "Off the Shelf." The new show airs on WDLR 1550 AM and 92.9 FM every Sunday at 9 a.m.
Hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles, DCDL's director and communications manager, respectively, provide a half-hour update of things happening in the Library world and around the Delaware County community.
Every year our librarians take a look at what magazines our patrons seem to be enjoying. We subscribe to more than 250 different magazines that cover a wide range of topics. But sometimes either by a lack of interest from our public or discontinued availability from a publisher, we no longer carry certain titles. This gives a great opportunity to add new titles to the collection that may fit a different need.