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

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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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  • Literature & Criticism
  • Diversity Studies
  • Adults
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  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teachers
  • Kids

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.

  • Early Literacy
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Teachers

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

  • Early Literacy
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  • Teachers

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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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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  • Early Literacy
  • Readers
  • Adults
  • Kids
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  • Teens
  • Seniors

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.

  • Early Literacy
  • Science & Technology
  • Parents
  • Teachers

Ready for a new challenge? We have a reading challenge for you, no matter your age or the time of year! Track your progress on Beanstack and complete fun activities. Register for our current challenge today!

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  • Early Literacy
  • Readers
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Teens
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This year’s Summer Quest theme is Tails and Tales! Libraries across Delaware County will be offering fun programs and activities related to animal tales and education, so check our library calendar as summer gets closer. Beginning on June 1, all Delco Libraries will offer a Tales and Tails on-line reading challenge.  Pre-registration will begin May 17th.

  • Literature & Criticism
  • Early Literacy
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers

The wildlife education programs available at libraries across Delaware County are made possible by a generous grant from The Community’s Foundation. Look for new programs in 2021 that support our Summer Quest theme: Tales and Tails. In the meantime, check out these videos for little ones from the Center for Aquatic Studies made possible by the 2020 grant: Aquatic ABC's and Tidepool Toddlers.

  • Early Literacy
  • Kids
  • Parents