Libraries as Community Lynchpins

April 4th, 2014 by Beth-Ann Ryan

In communities throughout Delaware, libraries are informational resource centers and gathering places, bringing people and organizations together. The Milton Library is helping to revitalize the downtown area, attracting large and diverse numbers of its neighbors with new programming and newly designed services.

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Delaware Libraries Participate in International Big Library Read Program

February 17th, 2014 by Beth-Ann Ryan

BigLibraryRead_FBgraphicGBProgram makes popular eBooks available to all patrons without waitlists or holds

Delaware Libraries today announced that they will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding the morning of March 5th by visiting http://delaware.lib.overdrive.com. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout.

Keys to the Kitchen is a cookbook by definition, but it’s much more than simply directions to get from page to plate. Author Aida Mollenkamp provides helpful how-to information on everything from proper knife skills and finding the right ingredients to throwing a show- stopping cocktail party. It doesn’t just provide ideas on what to cook, but also walks the reader through how to cook

The Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Keys to the Kitchen using a valid library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Chronicle Books, publisher of Aida Mollenkamp’s all-purpose guide to becoming a more adventurous cook. To borrow the eBook version of Keys to the Kitchen as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://delaware.lib.overdrive.com.

 

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This Day in History

February 7th, 2014 by patty.langley

 

 

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles flew from London to New York City for a ten day American tour, including 3 performances on the Ed Sullivan show.

There is a new LibGuide commemorating this historic time in music and pop culture. Follow their visit with a timeline; read new books about them; discover their impact on music even today; watch all 3 performances on the Ed Sullivan Show. As an added bonus, there is also a video of an Academy Award winning actress who took part in the original Beatlemania.

http://guides.lib.de.us/beatles

 

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Great Kids Books About Generosity

December 20th, 2013 by Beth-Ann Ryan

Sam the Snowman’Tis the season for giving! As the weather outside grows colder, nothing warms the heart like sharing with others. Children’s Librarians in Delaware’s public libraries picked a wonderful selection of books on giving and generosity. Make a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy these great reads for children.

Because of You by B.G.Hennessy

Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson

Claude the Dog: A Christmas Story by Dick Gackenbach

Giving by Shirley Hughes

Helping Santa by Bert Dodson

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow

One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

Sam the Snowman by Susan Winget

Shall I Knit You A Hat? by Kate Klise

Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant

The Carpenters Gift by David Rubel

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Teddy Bear by David McPhail

Special thanks to the Lewes, Milford, Millsboro, New Castle City, South Coastal, and Woodlawn libraries for contributing to this list.

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December 7, Delaware Day

December 6th, 2013 by patty.langley

 

 

Since 1933, December 7 has been proclaimed Delaware Day to commemorate Delaware’s status as the First State, the first state to ratify the Constitution.

For more information on Delaware Day, visit http://delawareday.delaware.gov/index.shtml

To read more about Delaware history, browse the Delawareana LibGuide http://guides.lib.de.us/Delawareana

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