The Force is with the Powell Branch Library

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Monday night at the Powell Branch Library, Star Wars fans united at the library for a night of Star Wars fun! Kids made headbands with Yoda ears and Princess Leia hair buns and also had the chance to design their own light saber. Kids participated in some activities like Laser Blaster Target Practice, a Droid bean bag toss, and a light saber challenge involving some balloons. They also had the chance to take photos with special guests Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. Check out their photos below. May the force be with you all!  


Bouquets for Books

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Every year the good people at Connells Maple Lee Flowers and Gifts run a campaign called "Bouquets for Books," which benefits local libraries. By bringing in a donation of a new children's book to any CML FLowers location, donors will in turn receive a free bouquet! Up to three bouquets per family are given, while supplies last. These make for great additions to the Library's collection and help us serve you better by having your favorite titles available when you want them! 

Stop Motion Animation Video

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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!

Pop Art At Powell Branch Library

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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 Kids Cookbook Club Makes Its Debut

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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.

Muchas Gracias to El Corazon de Mexico

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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.

Join Me September 30!

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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.

Powell Branch Library's Super Summer

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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!