How do you get to the library? For some, it’s getting all the kids in the mini-van and driving over for a storytime.
For others, the branch is conveniently located within a casual stroll of their residence. And for those who are at a moderate distance, a bike path might be a fun, easy option to travel.
All Delaware County District Library locations want to accommodate our cycling population. As you make your way into any of our branches you’ll see bike racks located near the entry.
Because sometimes patrons do not have locks, or may have accidentally left a lock at home, a bike lock lending program has been initiated at the Delaware Main Library. Patrons will now be able to borrow a bike lock for the duration of their stay at the library or in the downtown.
Individuals using the locks will first need to fill out an application at the circulation desk, and then it’s a simple process. Patrons give basic contact information and a verbal “password” so they can be identified when they come back to unlock their bike. Locks are intended for use only one day at a time. Patrons should return to their bikes before the end of the Library’s regular business hours.
The program is starting small, with just five locks available at the Delaware Main Library. However, as we hear feedback, the program may grow or change to better fit the community’s needs. We look forward to filling a need with the introduction of this program.
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• Cross the Line by James Patterson. When a prominent police official in Washington D.C. is murdered, leaving police scrambling for answers, Alex Cross is swept up in a series of deadly attacks by a vigilante killer who is targeting suspected criminals.
• Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Overwhelmed by guilt when she walks away from an accident that destroys her best friend’s future, Shelby connects with a circle of lost and found souls, including a guardian angel, to fight her way back to her own future.
• Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home. The editors of “domino” magazine present a guide to discovering a personal style and creating loved personal spaces, sharing tips on everything from textiles and art to lighting and accessories.
• Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis by Mark Shriver. A portrait of Pope Francis and his faith draws on interviews with the men and women who knew him as a child, before he became a priest, or during his years as a bishop, sharing additional insights into the individuals who helped shape his beliefs.
• Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. A history of popular entertainment explores the world-changing innovations humans have made while keeping themselves entertained and introduces the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who became the innovators of leisure.
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 web site at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!