Archive for December, 2011

How Many Books Did You Read This Year?

Long before I was a librarian, I was an avid reader.  I think the two go hand-in-hand because most librarians I know are also avid readers.  Years ago, I began keeping a list of all the books I read in any given year, and I continue to do so until this day.  It’s easier than ever to keep track of what I’ve read because every time I check out a book from the Library, the title and the date are recorded in “My Account” under “Reading History” on the Library’s computer system.

If you haven’t turned on this nifty little feature in your library account, you really should give it a try.  The Library’s computer system will retain the list for an indefinite period of time, so you can always look back to see what you’ve read in past years, too.

I often us the “Reading History” feature when someone asks me for a good book to read.  I simply browse the list to jog my somewhat unreliable memory to recommend a great story, and since I am an eclectic reader, there is usually “something for everybody” on my list.

So, how many books did I read this year?  Remember that I listen to books, read them by turning pages, and also read eBooks on my Nook, so I am usually reading at least 3 books at a time.  In 2011, I completed 102 books!  Whew!  That’s a lot of reading. But then again, it’s one of my favorite past times.  Guess that’s why I’m a librarian.



Small correction

The Delaware County District Library will be closed December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25.  Please excuse the error in the previous post.

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Hours

The Delaware County District Library and its branches will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, Christmas Eve, so our employees may enjoy the holidays with their families.  We will also be closed on Sunday, New Year’s Day.

The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Delaware County District Library wish you and your families joyous holidays and a marvelous new year.

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Holiday Open Houses at the Library

You are cordially invited to the Delaware County District Library’s Holiday Open Houses this weekend, held at all Library locations.  Please help us celebrate another successful year at the Library while enjoying refreshments and music in a friendly atmosphere.

Holiday Open Houses, generously sponsored by our Friends of the Library and Meijer will be held at the Orange and Ostrander Branches on Saturday,  December 3rd from 1:00-3:00 p.m, and Sunday, December 4th at the Delaware (Main) Library and the Powell Branch from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  I hope you plan to stop by to allow us to wish you a wonderful holiday season.

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