Homeschool students were on the case at February’s Library Sleuth program. Thanks to our training computers, students explored a variety of databases featured on the library website.
Library Sleuth is a program for Homeschool Students approximately 3rd grade and up and focuses on teaching students about the resources available at the library and how to utilize them.
In honor of President’s Day, homeschool students at the Homeschool Book Club shared some great information about Ronald Reagan, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Andrew Johnson, and Warren Harding. We learned about a failed assassination attempt thanks to a 50 page speech and a glasses case in addition to an assortment of other interesting information about our former leaders. Thanks students, for sharing with us!
Last week at the Powell Branch Library, we combined our loves of candy and science to try out some simple experiments. We tested for acidity in sour candy, we discovered why pop rocks pop, mixed colors using candy and tried to make marshmallow submarines using M&Ms and marshmallows. Participants were also challenged to build something using gumdrops, marshmallows, tootsie rolls, and starbursts with toothpicks as connectors.
Board gaming, also called tabletop gaming, is on the rise across the country and the library is sitting down at the table. We have chosen 22 modern board games that inspire creativity, creative thinking, interaction and are just plain fun to play.
Window clings are fun to stick on, peel off, create and decorate. Ostrander’s Book Bunch kids made their own window clings out of white glue and food coloring. They also sang songs, listened to stories, laughed and had fun.
We had a swinging good time at the most recent Child/Parent Book Discussion of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. This book was a discussion member request. The family had seen the movie and wanted to read the book to see if there were any differences. During the discussion of the book we found there were many differences between the two! The book also cont
The reference staff at the Delaware County District Library are some of the most intelligent, skilled and effective librarians I know, and they will, to a person, work diligently to answer your questions, find you the perfect book to read or movie to watch, or fulfill any of your information needs. However, the reference librarians are busy doing just that, and they don’t have time to provide homework help to students who need it. They can fin