Archive for June, 2011

Buy Lunch, Donate to the Library

Wouldn’t it be great if every time you spent $5.00 for lunch, $1.00 would be donated to the Delaware County District Library?  Did you know that you can do that right now?  The Delaware Community Market,  222 East William Street is an innovative local business endeavor that is designed to help all parts of our community.  The Market creates a venue for local farmers and craftsmen to sell their goods at competitive prices, while donating 20% of all sales to local nonprofit organizations within our community.

It’s easy to donate 20% of what you spend at the Delaware Community Market to the Delaware County District Library.  Simply register at the Market and designate the Library as your non profit of choice.  You will receive a membership card (membership is free) and each time you buy lunch, produce, handmade crafts, candles, baskets, plants or any of the other dozens of items available at the Market, let the clerk know when you check out that you would like your donation to go to the Library.  Each month, the Library receives a check from the Delaware Community Market that we use to purchase more books, DVDs, and other library material for children, teens and adults.

Buying locally and donating to the Library–what a great way to support our community!  I hope you visit the Delaware Community Market and the Delaware County District Library soon!


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Celebrating Dad

This Sunday is Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide.  It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972.  Traditionally, Father’s Day is a time for barbeques, backyard fun, and being together as a family.

The Delaware County District Library honors fathers all year round, with a wonderful collection of books written by and for dads.  This weekend may be the perfect time to check out some of these books, to share with your dad or for dads to share with their children.

Our Father, Ourselves: Daughters, Dads and the Changing American Family by Peggy Drexler.

My Father’s Daughter : Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness by Gwyneth Paltrow

His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods by Tom Callahan

Fathers & daughters & sports : featuring Jim Craig, Chris Evert, Mike Golic, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sally Jenkins, Steve Rushin, Bill Simmons, and others

A Cup of Comfort for Fathers: Stories that Celebrate Everything We Love About Dad 

In my father’s shadow : a daughter remembers Orson Welles / Chris Welles Feder.

Wisdom of Our Fathers : Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons  collected by Tim Russert 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, granddads, and great-granddads from the staff at the Delaware County District Library!  Enjoy your day.

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DCDL Launches Adult Summer Reading Program

We’ve often been asked about it, and this year, the staff at the Delaware County District Library with the help of the Friends of DCDL have organized a Summer Reading Program just for adults.  The theme of the program is “One World, Many Stories,” and to enhance your reading experience, we are offering several programs and book discussions over the next few weeks.  Of course, we encourage you to read books from around the world, and we would love it if you check those books out of the Library, but READING is really the most important part of the program, so any book that you read or listen to will be accepted.  And we will reward you for reading this summer, too.

For every three books you read, you can choose a prize–a free water bottle, messenger bag or book light–and your name will be entered into a drawing to win $100 from Barnes and Noble at the end of the summer.  You can pick up a “Passport” at any Library location, including the newly opened Orange Branch at 7171 Gooding Boulevard, and use your passport to list the books you have read.  When you have read–or listened to–three books, return the entire Passport to the Library to claim your prize, and pick up another Passport to continue reading. Also listed on the Passport are the programs offered as part of the Summer Reading Program, including books discussions, Writer’s Groups, and Local History Nights.

You can register on line by visiting the Library’s web site at and clicking on the Summer Reading Club button.  Once you have registered online, you can list the titles of the books you’ve read, write a review, track your progress, and read reviews from other Summer Reading Program participants.  You can also print a Passport from the Library’s web site.

Whether or not a vacation to a faraway and exotic place is in your future this summer, you can certainly travel anywhere you want by picking up a book.  If you need a suggestion for a great book to read, ask one of the librarians.  They are book lovers themselves and can always provide you with a wonderful recommendation.

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