Children head back into the classroom in many of the Delaware County schools this week.
It’s been a great summer at the Delaware County District Library. Nearly 7,000 young readers participated in our Summer Reading Club.
Of those readers, more than 2,700 completed the program and read at least 12 hours this summer. That’s more than 32,000 hours of reading that happened just among those who finished the program. (This, if you’re interested, is the equivalent of almost four years worth of reading!)
Immediately after SRC, story times took a brief break and our librarians had a few weeks to recharge and prepare for the back-to-school season. So now what? In the DCDL branches, story times resume their regular schedule this week and help with school projects begins. DCDL has tools to help both young readers and teachers with their schoolwork.
The library offers access to a number of subscription databases that can be reached via any computer connected to the internet. These databases can be found under the “Students and Schoolwork” category on the research page of the library’s website: www.delawarelibrary.org/research. DCDL librarians are experts in research methods and can help find just the right source.
The library is also a great place to do whatever kind of studying students or teachers may need. Take advantage of the studious amenities DCDL offers, from quiet study spaces and private study rooms that can be reserved, to the free Wi-Fi available at every branch.
Finally, DCDL’s Community & Family Outreach Services department works directly with school librarians and teachers to get the extra resources needed for a classroom. From requesting multiple copies of one title, to checking out an entire unit’s worth of books, they are there to meet school needs. For more information, call 740-549-2665 and ask to speak with the Outreach staff.
Enjoy the new DVDs on our shelves this month. They include:
• “Angry Birds the Movie.” On an island populated (almost) entirely by happy, flightless birds, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
• “The Bronze.” A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
• “Keanu.” Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
• “The Lobster.” In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of the City, are taken to the Hotel, where they are obligated to find a romantic partner in 45 days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into the Woods.
• “Mother’s Day.” This celebration of mothers everywhere invites all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware OH 43015, or call us at 740-362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s website at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at [email protected] No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked.