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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Find information about PA Vital Records such as: birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce papers. 

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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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The Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) is designed to facilitate citizen access to archival records created by all branches and levels of Pennsylvania State Government. Included are: PA National Guard Veteran’s Card File, 1867-1921; Civil War Veterans’ Card File; Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File and more.

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The Ellis Island Archive contains the passenger lists of more than 51 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957. The period from 1892 to 1924 at Ellis Island was the largest human migration in modern history.

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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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America's first immigration center.  This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

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Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.  It is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

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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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Every Child Ready to Read​ encourages parents and caregivers to become involved in preparing their children to learn to read. Check out our Early Literacy Calendar for engaging activities based on the 5 practices.

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It's all about family. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life. A service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. (Requires library card number to sign in.)

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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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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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Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

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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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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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