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

Information for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent(s). 

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.

At home access to this resource continues until the end of 2021. For genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more. Log in with your library bar code. Link opens in a new tab or window.

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.

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.

A resource for teachers, parents, and caregivers with suggested reading lists and an online game to introduce caregivers and their preschool children to engaging online resources to strengthen early literacy, math, and science skills.

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.

Duolingo exists so that everyone can have a chance to learn a new language. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.

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

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.

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

Each year students across Pennsylvania participate in choosing the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners

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!

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

Includes fiction authors, titles and themes for students in grades K-8, with "read alike" suggestions. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles. 

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, online read-alounds, a link to ASL stories, as well as a link to the libraries' virtual events.

Download free eBooks from Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive. Parents, teachers and students, see the K-12 collection.

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.

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.

The State of Pennsylvania Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) includes the PA National Guard Veteran’s Card File, 1867-1921; Civil War Veterans’ Card File; Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File and more. Link opens in a new tab or window.

Looking for few recommendations for your next great read? Fill out this brief survey and a team of real Delco librarians will compile reading suggestions just for you! Link opens in a new tab/window.

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.

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