The 4th Annual Ostrander Branch’s Medieval Faire was even bigger and better than ever this year! The Knights of the Rose Jousting Troupe presented two outstanding performances sharing with one and all a variety of jousting games. The horses were gorgeous and the riders were skilled providing for a great series of contests that were both informative and entertaining.
Last summer more than 6,500 readers read over 33,000 hours. Let’s try and beat that in 2017! This summer, we’re trying to build a better world by using reading to build our dreams. It’s reflected in our summer reading theme: "Dream It. Read It. Build It." From May 25 to August 4 every DCDL location will be ready with prizes for hitting your 6 and 12 hour bench marks. The branches will be hosting weekly programs to grow your brain, too.
Last week at the Powell Branch, kids joined us for a special intro to terrariums featuring everyone's favorite prehistoric beasts--dinosaurs!! Participants gathered soil, rocks, moss, and mini plants as well as some mini dinosaur figurines to create their own dinosaur habitats. At the end of the program, everyone joined together to make a community dinosaur environment to display in the library! Check out our pictures and maybe try one at home!
Teens met after-hours at the Powell Branch on Friday to discuss Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal. Our discussion questions explored the many facets and conflicts of this strong heroine including her multiple identities, relationships with her family and friends, and her new found powers. While discussing the book, teens created their own artistic interpretations of the graphic novel on canvas using paints, stencils, and comic book pages.
Teen Tech Week™ is March 6-10 at all locations of the Delaware County District Library! Join us at DCDL as we join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country to celebrate technology in all its forms and fashions.
Check out the list of amazing programs coming to a branch near you. Click on the link to read more or register your spot.
Delaware Main Library:
Delaware County District Library has compiled a list of resources for anyone searching for reliable information on the immigration or refugee process.
Civics and Citizenship Toolkit : A Collection of Educational Resources for Immigrants by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Starting today, DCDL is expanding our board game collection to include role playing game books. These are the pen and paper variety, and cover a wide variety of genres and themes from running a colony on Mars, to time travel, to anime style exploration. We've had some Dungeons and Dragons books in the larger collection already, but we're adding 13 more books to the collection. These are found with the board games at the Delaware Branch, but holds can be placed on them to go to any of our other branches for pick up there.
Due to a loss of power in the Orange Township area, the Delaware County District Library Orange Branch has closed for the remainder of the day, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Delaware Main, Powell and Ostrander branch libraries will continue to operate on their regular business hours.
This year, in an effort to give greater significance to the contributions of Dr. King and honor his legacy, the Library will operate on our regular hours on Monday, January 16, but offer many programs based on the holiday.
On Monday, January 16, storytimes will be back on their regular schedules and they’ll have a special twist to incorporate juvenile books and activities about civil rights and freedom.