On their day off school this month, tons of kids participated in a fun and creative stop motion animation workshop at the Powell Branch Library. In this his hands-on workshop, kids worked together in teams to create their own stop motion mini movies using LEGOs. Check out their hard work and creativity in the video below! Great work everyone!
On the day off school, kids joined us at the Powell Branch Library to learn about pop art! They learned a little bit about the style and using a variety of materials including stencils, stickers, paints, and magazines kids were able to create their own pop art masterpieces. Check out their brightly colored creations in the pictures below!
Ostrander Branch Library had a sweet beginning for our fall quarter. Our Kid’s Cookbook Club made Mexican Chocolate Trifle. Our story was Chato’s Kitchen by Gary Soto. We discussed useful cooking skills and how to read a recipe. The highlight was making chocolate pudding with cinnamon, layering it with vanilla wafers, bananas, whipped cream and almonds and making our own individual trifles.
Ostrander Branch Library kicked off Hispanic Heritage month with El Corazon de Mexico, a ballet folklorico dance troupe. Elaina Hernandez the director, with members of the troupe performed traditional dances from many of the states of Mexico. She also taught the history of each dance and even taught us a few steps.
Muchas gracias to El Corazon de Mexico, we had a wonderful time.
As many of you know, I will be retiring from the Delaware County District Library on September 30, 2015 after 31 years of service to the Delaware community. It’s be a joyous and fulfilling ride and leaving the Library that has been such a HUGE part of my life for almost half of it will be a challenging transition for me.
Super readers, thank you so much for making this summer the busiest ever at the Powell Branch Library! Our library was packed with tons of fun programs for all ages. Among other fun activities, we stretched it out with Upward Dogs Yoga, created our own superhero comics, met some friendly farm animals, learned all about super math tricks, and tested our knowledge of superhero trivia! In addition to attending our programs, kids participated in our summer reading club to win cool prizes, like the fanny pack utility belt and the special prize books!
If you have school aged children, you are no doubt getting them ready to start school. While you buying all of those needed supplies, don’t forget the most important one: a Delaware County District Library card!
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Delaware Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has a free library card.
What do Batman, Supergirl and our community helpers have in common? They are all super heroes. Last Thursday evening the Ostrander branch hosted a gathering of local super heroes, including the Red Cross, EMTs, the Fire Department, the Humane Society, the National Guard, the Police Department and of course Batman and Supergirl. It was a beautiful night for exploring vehicles and learning about each job.
Back in February we launched our new circulating board game collection here at DCDL. Over the past few months, you’ve helped make this one of our most popular collections here with a stunning 226 checkouts and renewals on our 22 games. Thank you for being awesome and getting together to play games with your friends and family. A couple months ago, we even had to add a couple spare copies of some of our most popular games just to keep up with demand.
A Mounted Deputy from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department shared his horse and experiences with the children of the Ostrander Branch Library last week. The children learned of the training and dedication that goes into becoming a part of this very special team.