AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. Millions of brand new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world.

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New and used books.  Alibris is the premiere marketplace for Books, Music and Movies. It have been in business since 1998 and has connected millions of buyers with thousands of Independent Sellers from across the world. Shopping at Alibris means that you are directly supporting local and independent sellers.

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Get a set of books for your book club. Each bag contains multiple copies of the title, many have large print and audiobooks included.  Check out the list and then contact your librarian to schedule a use.

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BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

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Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros.

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Combines pop culture with reading recommendations.

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Fiction_L is an electronic mailing list (aka "ListServe") devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory. Fiction_L was developed for and by librarians dealing with fiction collections and requests; however fiction lovers worldwide are welcome to join the discussion.

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Deciding what to read next? This is the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

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Chose from the most popular categories, and then filter by age:
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Each summer, Delaware County Libraries host Journey Across Delco-a challenge to children and their families to travel around the county and check out the activities that each library has to offer! For those who make it to at least five libraries, they are invited to an end of summer party in Rose Tree Park, and for those who make it to all 28 of our libraries, there is a special prize waiting for you! 

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Catalog your library collection and share with a community of 2,000,000 book lovers.

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Local LIT features literary events & resources in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

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Each spring, Longwood Gardens hosts their Community Read program in libraries across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Community Read is a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and engage in an event to learn more! Those who attend events at libraries in Delaware County get free tickets to Longwood Gardens!

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PathWaysPA is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to help women, teens, children, and families achieve economic independence and family well-being. One of PathWays PA’s core services is their Adult Education Program which offers Adult Basic Education, GED® classes, and tutoring. Classes are located in Folsom, Chester CareerLink® and in Darby and evenings in Lansdowne.

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With a mission to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy in Pennsylvania (PA), the PA Center for the Book sponsors several literary awards and events, and develops a wide range of educational content across multiple media to connect with its broad audience and to celebrate PA’s continued contributions to culture and literature.

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Suffering from reader burnout? Perhaps it’s time to delve into earlier gems you might have missed, readdress a classic or two, go genre-hopping, or focus on what seem to be your more subtle reading preferences. Fill out our short questionnaire, and we’ll compile reading suggestions just for you.

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Finished your reading assignments? Time to read for pleasure. Fill out our short questionnaire, and we'll compile reading suggestions just for you.

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Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.  We carry high quality ebooks: Our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

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Freely available reading group guides to books reviewed by the New York Review of Books.

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An online community for reading groups.  The site includes thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.

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SummerQuest is a summer learning program that encourages children, teens, and adults to learn, grow, and have fun over the summer by completing a variety of different activities.

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What's Next®: Books in Series resource helps you find books in a series. For example: you could search Kinsey Millhone as the character in Sue Grafton's series.

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The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

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2020 marks the 31st year of the Young Poets Competition in Delaware County!  The contest is open to students throughout the county in first grade through twelfth grade. Entries are currently being accepted!

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