Archive for February, 2013

The Library will be open on Presidents’ Day

The Delaware County District Library will be open our regular hours on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18, 2013.  Stop in to pick up a bestseller, a blockbuster DVD, to read a magazine presidents_day_personalized_invite-rf6a0e38a2b09472ca9741a5fd737b640_8dnm8_8byvr_512or newspaper, or simply to relax.

We are also offering story times on Monday.  At the Delaware (Main) Library, Baby Story Time will be held from 11:00-12:00 a.m.  Believe it or not, getting your child ready to read begins at birth. Baby Time at DCDL involves rhymes, movement activities, songs, books and playtime. It is structured to be 20 minutes of interactive rhymes, songs and stories, and then the remaining 40 minutes are open play.  For babies from birth to 24 months.

It’s Magic Time at the Powell Branch from 2:00-3:00, for children 5-8 years old.  Does your child want to learn cool magic tricks to show his or her friends? Check out this great program where you can learn how to perform illusions that amaze!  Pre-registration is required. Call 614-888-9160 or stop in today.

Family Story Time will be at the Delaware Library on Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Family Story Time is a combination of books, flannel stories, songs, rhymes and sometimes crafts. We include activities that appeal to a wider age range so the whole family can join in on the fun.  Engaging children in simple but powerful activities every day help them develop early literacy skills that help them get ready to read. These activities or practices are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. All of our story times are planned using these skills that educate your children in fun, interactive and effective ways.

Check out the Library’s web site at, for more details on these and many more programs offered next week.


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In case you missed it the first time…


Wed, 02/13/2013 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Orange Branch

Have you ever wondered what information the credit bureaus collect, how they get that information and how they calculate your credit score? Now you can find out. Taught by a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the credit and mortgage industry, this class will cover what you need to know about your credit history and why it should matter to you—even if you are not seeking a credit card, car loan or mortgage.piggybank

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Upgrading the system

I hope that you have not experienced any glitchy-ness in the Library’s catalog, but if you have, please know that we are currently upgrading our Integrated Library System (ILS) to serve you better.  An ILS is the software that provides you access to the online catalog and your Library account, and provides Library staff access to the circulation system to check your books and other items in and out, as well as search to the catalog to help you find what you need.

As with practically all software upgrades, ours has not gone without its fair share of challenges.  Working with the software company, Innovative Interfaces, Inc. in California, our talented and skilled staff will soon set everything to right.  In the meantime, however, I ask for your patience as we work through the glitches and problems that have arisen and will continue to arise as we upgrade to better and more efficient software.  I guess that old adage is right:  To make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.  We’re breaking the eggs now with the delicious and wonderful omelet soon to come!

If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Library staff at the Main Library, or at any of the branches to help you solve them.

Thanks again for your support.


Mary Jane Santos, Director

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Looking for a unique Valentine’s gift?

Make the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day Gift at tomorrow night’s Introduction  to Soap Making at the Powell Branch Library with our very own Mandy Henning of Sudsy McGhee Soaps!  All supplies will be provided to make delicious citrus scented soaps.  The program begins at 7:00 p.m., is about an hour long, and participants should be 16 years old or older.

Sudsy McGhee Logo                    Help us prepare enough supplies by pre-registering. Call the Powell Branch at 614-888-9160.

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