The Latest News from Delaware County Libraries

 Get in Your Element this Fall with a Library Card

August 28, 2023
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Delaware County Libraries joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.
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 Breaking Language Barriers: Library Card Application Goes Multilingual

August 25, 2023
As a result of work being done by Delaware County Libraries' Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force, the Delaware County Libraries card application is now available in 10 additional languages.
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 League of Women Voters Recognizes Delaware County Libraries

July 11, 2023
The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County recently presented Delaware County Libraries with an award for Outstanding Community Service. 
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 America250PADelco Announces Its 2023 Revolutionary Read

July 5, 2023
Each year through 2026, the America250PADelco committee will select a title examining the lead up to the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence to be that year’s Community Read.
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 Join Delaware County Libraries for a Summer of Fun

June 2, 2023
Summer is finally here and that means it’s time for summer programming at the library! Take advantage of all of our resources and events for a summer full of fun!
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 Library Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Recipients

May 24, 2023
The Library Foundation of Delaware County is committed to its mission of expanding quality library services within Delaware County by providing support, either financially or through programming, to close the gap between community needs and available government funding. The 2023 Library Grant Program was established to financially support that goal.  
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 Libraries on the Frontlines of Homelessness

May 9, 2023
On March 15, the Upper Darby/Sellers Memorial Free Library Municipal Branch and Delaware County Libraries were honored to host Ryan Dowd, author of the book The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and ABC News for a special training for library staff.
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 Delaware County Libraries Recognizes Longtime Library Workers

May 1, 2023
During National Library Week, Delaware County Libraries recognized longtime library workers.
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 Introducing Text Message Notifications

April 26, 2023
Beginning April 23, patrons will be able to opt in to receiving text message notifications.
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 Celebrate National Library Week, April 23-29, 2023

April 24, 2023
Delaware County Libraries encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer.
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 Switch to the Libby App for eBooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Magazines

April 24, 2023
Still using the OverDrive app for eBooks and audiobooks? Beginning May 1, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. Switch to the Libby app by OverDrive for a more user-friendly experience!
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 Delaware County Libraries Offers Pronunciator - A Free Language Learning Tool

April 17, 2023
Delaware County Libraries offers a wealth of written, visual, and audio materials available to our residents, including Pronunciator — a free web-based language learning tool that allows residents to learn over 150 different languages from around the world.
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 StoryWalk® Project Recipients Announced

March 24, 2023
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has awarded 43 Pennsylvania libraries funds to create a StoryWalk® exhibition in their community. 
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 Five Delaware County Libraries Awarded Keystone Grant

February 28, 2023
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, recently announced more than $4.1 million in Keystone Grants awarded to 21 libraries in 15 counties for the construction and renovation of public library facilities.
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 The 34th Annual Young Poets Competition

February 22, 2023
For the 34th year, the Mad Poets Society and Delaware County Libraries present the Delaware County Young Poets Competition. 
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 Winter Programming From Delaware County Libraries

February 17, 2023
This winter, Delaware County libraries have many great programs going on, including some that are offered countywide!
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 2022 Year In Review

January 15, 2023
That's a wrap on 2022! Here's a look back at some highlights of our year here at Delaware County Libraries!
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 Penn State, Delaware County Libraries Partner for Community Borrowing Option

November 28, 2022
Penn State University Libraries’ Vairo Library at Penn State Brandywine is beginning a lending partnership with Delaware County Libraries.
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 Hoopla Update

November 1, 2022
Hoopla will be discontinued as a county-wide resource no later than November 30. 
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 Delaware County Libraries Receive Solar Charging Equipment

October 24, 2022
Solar powered charging benches and poles were recently installed at various libraries in Delaware County. This solar equipment allows residents to charge mobile devices while sitting outside the library, and pairs perfectly with outdoor Wi-Fi access. 
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 Local Libraries Receive Museum Pass Grant

July 22, 2022
The Library Foundation of Delaware County is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity available to each member library location of Delaware County Libraries – the Library Foundation of Delaware County Museum Pass Program.
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 Join Delaware County Libraries for a Summer of Exploration

June 3, 2022
School is winding down and that means it’s time for Summer Quest 2022! Summer Quest is a celebration of reading and learning that takes place in Delaware County libraries during the summer months.
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 Delaware County Libraries Awarded ARP-IMLS Grant

May 19, 2022
Delaware County Libraries has been awarded Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL). 
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 This May, We're STEM Focused

May 16, 2022
Here at Delaware County Libraries, we have STEM on the brain for the month of May!
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 Delaware County Libraries Launches New Mobile App

April 3, 2022
April 3rd through 9th is National Library Week and Delaware County Libraries is celebrating in a big way-- by launching their new mobile app, DelcoReads. 
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