Illumination Garden

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The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Orange Branch has transformed the Imagination Garden into the “Illumination Garden” for the holiday season, with the help of thousands of twinkling lights and a donation from Meijer.

Located at the Orange Branch Library, the Illumination Garden will be on display every night from dusk to dawn now through the end of January. Guiding the path through the garden are lit trees, snowmen, and even an appearance by Santa’s sleigh and reindeer.

Ostrander Book Bunch Takes A Step Back In Time

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Have you ever wanted to try on crinoline, taste hardtack, or fire a cannon?  Ostrander Branch Library’s Book Bunch kids got to do just that.  American Civil War history was the topic for the day.  Learning to sit properly in a hoop skirt, and the roles of a gun (cannon) crew were challenging and fun.  The general consensus was that hardtack tasted like a cross between bread and playdough.  Everyone seemed glad that we don’t have it as a staple in this day and age!  All in all, we had a blast! (Pun intended.)

Fairy Garden Fun

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This Labor Day weekend, families joined us for beautiful weather outside the library to make their very own fairy gardens! Kids got creative constructing and designing their gardens along with the help of family and friends. Check out some of their amazing designs in the pictures below! If you want to try out making your own fairy garden, check out one of our great books below!

Summer Storytime Break

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It's been a full eight weeks of "Ready. Set. Read!" at the Delaware County District Library. We hope you enjoyed yourself as you experienced all the elements of Summer Reading Club. Whether you got to pet a shark, learned how to jump and roll with Parkour, or read your way through all the Harry Potter stories, you made great memories this summer! 

Find Pokémon at DCDL

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We are certainly living in a mobile world. If you haven’t heard lately, something phenomenal happened in America on July 6 called Pokémon GO. The mobile app uses location-based augmented reality technology. It encourages users to interact with the world around them through the eyes of their mobile devices as they try to catch and collect Pokémon species and other necessary Pokémon-catching tools.