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

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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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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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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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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 call your local library to place holds for curbside pickup. 

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Here you will find poetry resources for home and classroom, including information about the Young Poets Competition that runs February through May.

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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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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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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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Classics from Project Gutenberg, formatted beautifully.

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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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The global eBook club begins its next read soon and runs June 22 - July 6! 

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Though the Delaware County Libraries are closed, the staff are making sure children and families are getting their storytime fix! Click here for virtual storytimes and a link to virtual events.

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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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This year, our wildlife education programming will include presentations from The Center for Aquatic Sciences, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Elmwood Park Zoo and Eyes of the Wild.  The wildlife education programs available at libraries across Delaware County are made possible by a generous grant from The Community’s Foundation. Click here for the complete schedule and to register.

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Women, infants and children living in Pennsylvania, who are at medical or nutritional risk, and who meet WIC income guidelines may apply for WIC benefits. Learn more about eligibility here.

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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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