2000 to Current. Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. The New York Times Book Review are also available. (To "search again" in these publications, use the browser Back button to get to the publication-title screen.)

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Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.

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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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Explore thousands of digitized documents and photographs from unique collections in libraries across Pennsylvania. You’ll be amazed by what you find!
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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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.

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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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Retrieve actual images of the newspaper. Includes some issues from the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s. Primary source material detailing the expansion of the city of Philadelphia and the development of the western suburbs.

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Offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

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eResources on many topics made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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  • Automotive
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  • Business & Marketing
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  • Investment
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Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand. 

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Basic to advanced language learning through activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching and live practice with native speakers. Plus feature films, music and more to “edutain” you. Over 80 languages available + ESL from your native language.

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Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.  Research In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.

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Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library. 

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GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free science education program that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” Through classes held in public libraries and other community-based organizations, the program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments. Registration begins on May 16 at 12:00pm.

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Delaware County Libraries are partnering this summer with Bethlehem Steel FC, the Philadelphia Union’s minor league soccer club, for a Reading Challenge that will run from June 1-the end of their season.

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Located in the field behind the amphitheater stage, StoryWalk is a children's story book that is spread out page by page across 19 reading stations along an approximately .25 mile trail that promotes health and literacy in children. 

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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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Delaware County Libraries invite parents and caregivers to bring their young children to a series of toddler storytimes in local libraries. Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytimes consist of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes and puppets. The program is free, but advanced registration is recommended.

 

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Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

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Animation, sound, music and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read or to read to children.

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(eBook) Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

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Sponsored by The Community's Foundation, wildlife education programs are coming to Delaware County libraries this summer! Click here for a full list of programs and to register.

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Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.

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2019 marks the 30th year of the Young Poets Competition in Delaware County!  Entries are open to students throughout the county in first grade through twelfth grade. Entrees are currently being scored, check back here for the winners is a few weeks!

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