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The Library will be open on Presidents’ Day

presidentsdayThe Delaware County District Library and its branches will be open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16, 2015.  Stop in to pick up a good book, a blockbuster movie, enjoy a story time, get some homework help, read a magazine, or simply enjoy the ambiance of the Library.



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Grocery Shopping Savings and Wolves!

The Delaware County District Library is hosting two interestingly different programs in the next few days, and I cordially invite you to attend.

On Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 at the Delaware Main library. Lynette Rice, author of, will cover a variety ofcleverly-simple-logo topics including realistic couponing, strategic grocery shopping, and practical meal planning. Come ready to learn and connect with others who are excited about saving money! Click here to read about the different things participants learned in an earlier course offered at the Delaware Main Library.  Pre-registration is required. Reserve your free seat at

On Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ostrander Branch,  you and your family are invited to the Ironwood Wolves Family Program.  8456232_origWolves are beautiful and misunderstood creatures, and the educators at Ironwood Wolves are working hard to dispel the myths. Come to the program to learn more about wolves, touch and feel wolf fur and castings, and meet a real hybrid wolf!

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Many great programs to choose from this week

Summer-Reading-Club-2013-SlideI hope you and your family are signed up for the Delaware County District Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading!”  Reading with your kids over the summer is the best way to keep their reading skills sharp, and to prevent them from falling behind over the next few weeks.

To make reading even more fun, bring your kids to these great programs at the Library this week:

Gator Dave –June 25 at the Orange Branch at 6:30 p.m.  Gator Dave will bring a variety of animals he has rescued, possibly including snakes, alligators, tarantulas, owls, cockroaches, hedgehogs and more.  He has over 15 years of experience working with zoos and educating children.

Ohio Nature Education–June 25 at the Delaware Branch at 7:00 p.m. Ohio Nature Education programs include live animals and collections of study skins, nests and other natural materials to get audiences excited about nature! Get ready for an interactive program that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Mini-Golf in the Library–June 26 at the Ostrander Branch at 1:00 p.m.  For kids 9-11.  Practice your mini-golfing skills as we “putter” around a unique Library course.  And at 4:00 p.m. for teens.

History to Go–June 26 at the Delaware Branch at 2:00 p.m. For kids 9-11.  Ohio history comes to life with History to Go! Ohio Historical Society staff and volunteers will bring hands-on reproduction items, education collections, and props, literally bringing the museum exhibits to us at the Library!

Preservations Parks–June 27 at the Ostrander Branch 1:00 p.m.  For kids 6-8.  Join our friends from Preservation Parks of Delaware County as we get to know some local wildlife.

The Turtle Lady–June 27 at the Powell Branch at 4:30 p.m.  Laugh and learn with the Turtle Lady (Nancy Lockard) as she shares her passion for turtles. Participants will get plenty of touching time with more than 20 turtles, bearded dragons, corn snakes and an amphibian or two.

Ohio Machine Lacrosse–June 27 at the Orange Branch at 6:30 p.m.  Come meet players from Central Ohio’s one-and-only professional lacrosse team, The Ohio Machine! The players will give you hands-on tips for what the equipment does, how to play, and they’ll pose for pictures and autographs with the whole family.

And the Adult Book Discussion groups meet this week, too, along with the Cook Book Club.

See all of the Library’s programs offered this summer in “Check It Out!” our quarterly newsletter, or on our web site on the “Event’s” page.

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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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Interesting, informative programs for adults at the Delaware Library

Have you every wished you could play with your kid’s LEGOs all by yourself?  Now you have the chance to “play” with other adults at the Library’s Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Boulevard on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m.  The Library will supply thousands of LEGO’s, dozens of creative ideas, and the space for you to explore your inner-LEGO person. photo

In these economic times, knowing your credit score can be critical.  To learn more about what information credit bureaus collect, how they get that information and how they calculate your credit score, join us at the Delaware (Main) Library on Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. for “Mysteries and Secrets of Credit Reports and Scores Revealed.”  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.

There are two book discussions scheduled for next week.  At the Orange Branch at 7:00 p.m., the book up for discussion will be The Book Thief by Markcus Zusak, an unforgettable story Jacketabout the ability of books to feed the soul.  Join us at the Delaware Library to discuss Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice, where 18th-century Naples is the setting for the Jacket (1)pain, fears, resentments, and triumphs of two castrati striving to live full lives.  Both groups meet on Wednesday, January 30.

Check out all of the great programs scheduled at the Delaware County District Library!

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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