Great job to the Powell group of 6-8 year olds for their successful book domino chain! Watch it fall below.
Orange Branch kids and tweens learned the Robot last week and practiced their dancing skills in a video!
Summer Reading Club officially started on Saturday, June 8 at the Delaware County District Library and we've already got 2,611 individuals signed up, 63 books read, and 433 hours logged! WOW!
If you haven't signed up to participate, you can register online if you're a teen or adult. If you're a kid, you can track your reading on another sheet of paper until you can stop in and pick up your reading log. Do you have questions about the program or what prizes we have this year? Visit the Summer Reading Club 2013 page. We've also got some phenomenal programs lined up for the whole family this summer. Matt Jergens kicked it off at the Orange Branch earlier this week and he'll be at the Delaware Main Library tonight!
We can't wait to see you and hear how you're going to "Dig Into Reading" this summer!
Thank you Columbus Parent voters for including us in your nominations for the Best of Columbus 2013! Delaware County District Library is nominated in two categories this year and every vote is appreciated.
Orange Branch Library was nominated for Best Library Children's Area and the Powell Branch Library was nominated for Best Library Storytimes.
Please vote online at the Columbus Parent web site, and share the link with your friends! We are so thankful to the community for your support!
It was a regular ol’ barnyard at the Delaware Main Library last night with a fantastic program done by local organization Bring the Farm to You! Families met some of the farm’s chicks, chickens, ducks, poults (baby turkeys) and rabbits. And let’s not forget a special appearance by the farm’s whopping 50 pound turkey named Tom!
There was a whole lot of gobbling going on as kids learned about the purpose and use of these special farm animals. After the presentation, everyone was given the chance to hold a baby chick, pet a super-soft rabbit and get up close to the ducks, chickens and Tom the turkey! A fantastic time was had by all! Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures from the event!
For the sixth year, the Delaware County District Library is partnering with Preservation Parks of Delaware County during our Summer Reading Club. Beginning June 8, you can sign up to win prizes for the Summer Reading Club and you can get your guide for the Preservation Parks Summer Letterbox Adventure. Letterboxing is fun and gives families a unique way to explore some of the great outdoor areas Delaware County has to offer. Guides give clues for what paths to take, where to look, and lead to a hidden letterbox where you can make a craft and stamp the location off your guide.
This year, the Library is also encouraging kids to color their own roaming gnome and take photographs the places you and your "Gnomie" explore. Email them to us at the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to our twitter handle @DelawareLibrary and use the tag #DCDLRoamingGnome. Use the video below to help stir up some creativity and see how much fun you can have letterboxing!
We had a magical time at the Fairy Ball at the Orange Branch last night. Over 200 fairies, big and small came out to dance, make crafts, share stories, and cause mischief!
Maybe this is how fairies see the world. Isn't it beautiful?
Wear your best hat and join Miss Aysha at the Ostrander Branch for Mother’s Day stories and teatime! Create a yummy teacup (that you can EAT!) while we celebrate Mother’s Day together! Call the Ostrander Branch to pre-register at 740-666-1410!
Photo courtesy of Disney Family.com
Ever wonder where we get some of our cute ideas for storytimes and library programs? Well today is your lucky day because I am going to tell you one of our favorite places to look for ideas! This site has books, songs and crafts! It is a great resource for anyone who works or plays with kids! Enjoy!
Visit www.squidoo.com/storytime-at-the-library to see some of the storytime secrets!