CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program – Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

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If you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you're in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access.

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NCFL exists to create a culture of family engagement across the educational spectrum

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Information for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent(s). 

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Give your infant, toddler, or preschooler a jump start on reading by participating in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

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Be a Judge! This year, Delaware County Libraries will be awarding a Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award. Find out all about it here. We need your vote!

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Right now, and for as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering instant streaming of a collection of stories to kids everywhere. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.

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Check out our theme kits, big books, puppets and more! Download the booking form here. Complete and take the form to your local library.

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A surprisingly entertaining, at times humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions for elementary age children and young teens.

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All kids going into Grades 1-6 are welcome to join our Pen Pal Program! After filling out a short questionnaire, you will get matched with a Pen Pal who lives in another town in Delaware County. Write letter between you and your Pen Pal and drop them off and pick them up at your local library! 

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Day by day craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and more, that help promote early literacy.

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These resources are primarily for preschool children, and focus on skills children need in order to be ready to learn to read and write.  

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Delaware County Libraries invites parents and caregivers to bring their young children to infant and toddler storytimes in local libraries. 

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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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Each year students across Pennsylvania participate in choosing the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners

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Little Puddins Blog has a nice "Coronavirus Social Story."

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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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Basic information for youth in a graphic format that can be read in the Blog or downloaded and folded into a zine.

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Download free eBooks from Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive. Parents, teachers and students, see the K-12 collection.

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Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.

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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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The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The purpose of the award is to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's and young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.

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Can't browse for books and need a few recommendations? Fill out this brief survey and a team of real Delco librarians will compile reading suggestions just for you! Look over our recommendations and then use our catalog or call your local library to place holds for curbside pickup. 

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The Picture Perfect STEM and Picture Perfect Science Lessons were developed by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry to help those working with elementary students integrate science and reading in a kid-friendly way. Use this brochure to see what is available in print or electronic format and to learn about the kits that are available to be booked by your local librarian.

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