Archive for September, 2012

Register to vote at Delaware Library

The November elections are quickly drawing near, and early voting begins on October 2, 2012.  Whenever you choose to vote, you need to be registered to do so by October 9, 2012.

The Delaware County District Library serves as a voter registration center for Delaware County, with registration forms at all of our locations.  Once you complete the form, Library staff will deliver it to the Delaware County Board of Elections, or you can hand deliver or mail it yourself if you prefer.  You can also check to see if you’re already registered or where you can vote on the Board of Elections web site.

Don’t miss the opportunity for your voice to be heard in this important election simply because you forgot to register.  The Library is open seven days a week, with hours until 9:00 throughout the week.  Saturday hours are 9:00-5:00, and Sunday hours are 12:00-5:00.  The hours at the Ostrander Branch are somewhat different that those at Delaware, Powell and Orange, so check the web site for a complete list.

And while you’re thinking about voting, cast your vote for the Library in the Lego Duplo Read! Build! Play! contest.  You only have until October 1 to support DCDL and help us win more Lego blocks for our young and avid Lego enthusiasts. 

Thanks in advance for your support.

Mary Jane Santos


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You’re Invited to a Community Baby Shower!

Are you preparing to welcome your first child into the world?  Or did you add a new little one to your family recently?  To help you learn about the wide variety of community resources that Delaware County has to offer first-time parents, Delaware County District Library staff are delighted to invite you to a community baby shower on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Library’s Orange Branch.

Join us as local businesses and organizations showcase their services to help you care for yourself and your newborn.  There will be lots of folks available to answer your questions about health, education, financial planning, safely, and much more.  And you can sign your baby for his or her own Library card, too.

It wouldn’t be a baby shower without cake and games, so you are welcome to take a break and indulge.

Plan to join us for this free, informative evening (and bring the baby so we can ooh and ahh!)

Mary Jane Santos

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Library Open All During Fair Week

The Delaware County Fair is bustling with activities, races, 4-H projects, amusement rides, and that wonderful fair food.  Many of us will make sure to add at least one visit to the fairgrounds this week.

The Delaware County District Library is open all week with our regular business hours, including Thursday, Little Brown Jug Day, so if you need a bit of down time, if your kids needs to complete a school project, if you are looking for a great story time for your preschooler, or if you’re searching for a great book to read or movie to watch, I encourage you to stop by.

We’ve planned some great programs for this special week in Delaware, too.  For the teenage crowd, these is a Gaming Tournament on Wednesday, September 19 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Delaware (Main) Library.  On Thursday, September 20, teens can join us to watch some popular and current animé series at 4:00 p.m.  This month we will watch Hetalia. (This program is for kids 13+ years old.)

For the younger crowd (7-10 year olds), the Orange Branch will host LEGO Club on Thursday evening at 6:30. Pre-registration is required, so please call 740.549.2665 or visit the Orange Library to register. This month our theme is Angry Birds.

We have a great family program scheduled to celebrate the Fair:   a day-long (9:00-9:00), horse-themed scavenger hunt on September 20th at the Delaware Main Library.   You can pick up a booklet at the Children’s Desk anytime to see if your family can find all the clues.

The Library’s regularly scheduled story times for infants, toddler and preschoolers will be offered all week, too.  Please check the Library’s web site and click on the Events page to see dates, times, locations and ages.

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We’ve Dropped in the Standings—HELP!

I am reposting this because we have dropped in the standings to 89th place with 352 votes.  We need your help and the help of all of your friends to climb the leader board to the top.  Please share this post with your friends and family to help Delaware County District Library win $5000.00  Thank you very much.

One of the most popular programs for kids at the Delaware County District Library involves LEGOs.  Kids absolutely love the challenge of building something with LEGOs and their imaginative creations are something to behold!

Check out this LEGO bug

Or this LEGO art project 

LEGO has developed a contest for public libraries, and the most nominated library in the “Read! Build! Play!” project receives $5,000 for books and supplies. The top 200 libraries receive a special LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! toolkit chock full of cutting edge, early literacy programming that combines preschool books with a versatile collection of DUPLO bricks.

Here’s all you need to do to help Delaware County District Library win the “Read! Build! Play!” project.  Log on to the LEGO web site and follow the prompts to vote for DCDL.  You can also find this link on the Library’s Facebook page.  The contest runs until October 1, 2012, and you can vote repeatedly each day.

I thank you for your help in making sure that Delaware Library is the most nominated library in this contest, and when (not if!) we win, I know the children at story times will be very grateful too!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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