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Got Magazines? March 23, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos Are you a magazine reader? Recent research by Statisca notes the average cost of a yearly magazine subscription is about $29.85. If you subscribe to three magazines, you can save $89.55 per year by...
Libraries Are As Relevant As Ever March 20, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos In a recent blog post, a librarian from NYC’s public library was asked about the relevance of libraries. I have often been asked the same question: “Are libraries threatened by the internet?” I would echo...
New Books for March March 9, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos I am often asked about digital privacy at the Delaware County District Library, especially in terms of how we protect the personal information of our cardholders, including what they read, watch, or even...
Glad You Asked March 2, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos Of course, you can check out books, DVDs and the like from Delaware County District Library, but did you know the Library now has a small collection of board games for you to check out and play at home?...
English for Speakers of Other Languages February 23, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos Mluvíš anglicky? Parlez vous anglais? Sprechen Sie Englisch? Ingriis miyaad ku hadashaa? ¿Habla Usted inglés? It’s hard to survive in today’s culture if English is not your native language, but the...
DCDL: Breaking Librarian Stereotypes Pt. 2 February 17, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos Last week, I listed 3 roles you may not be aware the librarians at Delaware County District Library play. Here are two more hats librarians wear that may surprise you: 4.       Librarians are event...
Introducing the DCDL Circulating Board Game Collection. February 10, 2015 by Kellen Freeman Board gaming, also called tabletop gaming, is on the rise across the country and the library is sitting down at the table. We have chosen 22 modern board games that inspire creativity, creative thinking,...
DCDL: Breaking Librarian Stereotypes Pt. 1 February 10, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos Many people still have the stereotypical image of a librarian stuck in their head: an older, kind of frumpy woman wearing glasses on a chain, her hair up in a bun, shushing people with one hand while...
For Book Lovers Only Is Big Help For Avid Readers February 2, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos If you aren’t a member of the Delaware County District Library’s For Book Lovers Only Club, you’re missing out on a neat and time-saving service that more than 400 other library cardholders are enjoying...
Great Decisions Discussions January 28, 2015 by Mary Jane Santos One of the community programs that the Delaware County District Library has been involved with for many years is "Great Decisions,"  a free discussion series developed in 1954 by the Foreign Policy...