Archive for November, 2012

Paws for Reading

Did you know that the Delaware County District Library has therapy dogs regularly visiting our branches to help children learn to read?  Studies have shown that children who may be experiencing some difficulty reading, especially reading aloud, are much more comfortable reading to a dog, who will listen patiently and non-judgmentally.

“Paws for Reading” is available at the Powell, Ostrander, and Delaware Branches on several Saturday mornings during December, January and February.  Check the Library’s quarterly newsletter, Check It Out! for details.

Children must be registered to participate.  To sign your child up, contact the Library branch that works best for you.


Pre-registration is required.


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DCDL After Dark Premiers Tonight

Tonight, November 16 we invite you to join us at the Delaware Main Library for a special DCDL After Hours Concert featuring folk singer, songwriter Angela Easterling. The Library will close at our usual business hours at 6:00 p.m. and then re-open at 7:00 p.m. for this one-of-a-kind acoustic performance by a true Americana artist. It will be a laid back Friday evening of songs, stories and a journey through the history of roots music.

This Week Community News talks to Angela Easterling about her library program.

Angela Easterling was raised in the South Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Much of her childhood was spent on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791, seven generations. She embraced her heritage in a big way as a writer and an artist on her debut album, “Earning Her Wings“, chosen as “Americana Pick of the Year” by Smart Choice Music.  She was selected for an official Americana Convention Showcase and also named a 2009 & 2010 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a 2011 Telluride Troubadour and a 2012 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Top 10 Finalist. The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture”  “Best Political Country Song” in their 2009 Year’s best music. Angela’s music was featured in commercials and several of her songs were used in the series “Horsepower” on Animal Planet. She appeared alongside music legend Charlie Louvin on WSM radio’s “Music City Roots Live from the Loveless” show and was invited to appear on the WSM-hosted stage at the 2010 CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair, where her entire set was broadcast live. Angela has appeared on the nationally broadcast public radio program “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know” and was recently interviewed by noted NPR journalist Bob Edwards, and she was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music.

Roger McGuinn, founder of the Byrds, called her “a bright shining star on the horizon!” and went on to say, “Her gift is so special. Her CD “BlackTop Road” brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” – tradition meets youthful exuberance.”

The concert is free and open to the public.  I hope you can join us for this very special event.

Just a note:  The Library will not be conducting business during or after Ms. Easterling’s concert.

Stay up to date with everything happening at DCDL through our Facebook page. And for more adult programming, view our events calendar!

Mary Jane

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Renovations at the Powell Branch underway

In keeping with our campaign promises, we have begun the renovation at the Library’s Powell Branch.  The plans for the renovations are exciting, and they will greatly improve the functionality of the branch, allowing for more room for kids and story times, more efficiency including self-check-out and self-pickup of holds, a dedicated computer room, space carved out for quiet study, and a general face lift for the 20 year old building, including new carpet and fresh paint.

As the construction occurs, it may be necessary to close the Branch for your safety and the safety of our staff.  We will give you as much notice as possible when closures will occur, and please remember that other Library locations at Delaware, Orange and Ostrander are unaffected by the renovations and will remain open.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience that closing the Powell Branch may cause you, but I promise that you will be delighted and excited when the project is completed in early 2013!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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Saturday Morning Cartoons at the Library

Enjoy classic story time and television favorites in this interactive watching experience featuring CliffordSuper Why!Thomas and Friends and more.  Talented storyteller and Branch Manager George Morrison skillfully integrates reading and listening skills in a playful, fun program for the entire family.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Powell Branch Library

10:00-11:00 a.m.

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