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What is your version of the Delaware Dream?

Written on: September 7th, 2012 in Blog PostsNews

We all have dreams about the future — for ourselves, our families, and our communities. The dream of Delaware Libraries is to help our state become an even more vibrant and prosperous place where all dreams are realized. Share your dreams for yourself and your community in our new interactive forum. Delaware Libraries and our […]

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Delaware Public Libraries Mobile App is here!

Written on: January 26th, 2012 in NewsTech

The Delaware Library Catalog mobile app is now available through app stores!  Find your local public library, get locations and hours, check your account, place holds, renew, and more!  The app works on most mobile devices/smart phones including Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Palm. Download it for FREE today at the App Store or Android […]

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eBooks On the Move: Tablets Versus eReaders

Written on: December 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReadingReviewsTech

The modern reader encounters scads of devices which tout the ability to enjoy eBooks anywhere. A broad range of options for screen size, battery life, speed, and web compatibility make the choice complex. Consider your own reading habits when deciding which device best suits your lifestyle. Tablets offer nearly all the power of a home […]

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Free eBooks & Wifi

Written on: December 21st, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReading

On Monday, Governor Markell announced all Delaware public libraries now provide free wifi and free downloadable eBooks!  You can browse the eBook collection, check out with your library card, and enjoy immediately or transfer to a variety of devices, including Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android, and more. Titles will automatically expire […]

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Open Library & e-Books

Written on: November 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsNews

Libraries are adopting electronic books (e-books) in a big way.  The Delaware Division of Libraries has recently signed a contract with OverDrive, a library “aggregator” of electronic media, to offer this technology to Delaware library patrons.  OverDrive will offer the latest in copyrighted e-books, and it also offers access to over 34,000 older, public-domain titles. […]

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Inventory at the Laurel Historical Society

Written on: September 20th, 2011 in Blog PostsLearningNews

?As part of the Delaware Division of Libraries’ “Connecting to Collections” grant,  a group of graduate students from the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies program worked with volunteers from the Laurel Historical Society to inventory and assess several hundred items. Check out the video below to see some of their work! ?? Don’t want to […]

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Remembering 9/11

Written on: September 9th, 2011 in Blog PostsNews

  This afternoon I attended a moving dedication for a memorial bench at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE, honoring the memory of Delawareans lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001.  As we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11, many of us are reflecting on that event and its aftermath. Since the attacks, a […]

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Catalog Unavailable

Written on: August 31st, 2011 in Blog PostsNews

Reminder!  The Delaware Library Catalog  and My Account features will be unavailable from 9:00 pm August 31 through 9:00 am September 1 (and may be unavailable during the day on September 1). Thank you for your patience while we work to bring added services to your library! Don’t want to miss news or blog posts?  Like […]

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Pardon Our Dust!

Written on: August 30th, 2011 in Blog PostsNews

New technologies are being implemented at libraries across the state. The Delaware Library Catalog will be unavailable the evening of August 31 through 9:00 am September 1 (and may be unavailable during the day on September 1). Thank you for your patience while we work to bring added services to your library. Don’t want to miss […]

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Earthquakes? In Delaware?!

Written on: August 23rd, 2011 in Blog PostsNews

Did you feel that?  Delaware was shaken by an earthquake today.  As I chatted with co-workers, checked facebook and twitter, and read blogs, it became clear not many of us east coasters knew how to deal with an earthquake. Thankfully FEMA has a a guide for what do to before, during, and after an earthquake. They also […]

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