JUNE 2013: Delaware Libraries opened the annual Summer Library Reading Program on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 with First Lady Carla Markell making a special appearance to read to children at the Dover Public Library's weekly story time. Media Relase PDF
MARCH 2013 Management Analyst II Position with Delaware State Libraries. Accepting applications from Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013. Apply today!
FEBRUARY 2013: Agencies to Use Social Media for Book Drive for Terry Children's Center - The Children's Department is hoping the power of social media can be harnessed to give young people at its Terry Children's Center Facility an opportunity to further support their treatment efforts through the use of books and family-focused DVDs. Beginning Friday, February 1st, Department staff, in coordination with the Governor's Office, the Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Libraries will begin using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr to launch a month-long donation effort to the children at the Terry Center. The six drop off locatons are: Wilmington, Hockessin, Newark, Dover, Bridgeville, and Millsboro Public Libraries. Read Press Release | Download Flyer
JANUARY 2013: More than 14,000 Delawareans have download eBooks and eAudiobooks and they have checked out more than 120,000 items, the state Division of Libraries reports. Delaware libraries marked the first anniversary of the launch of its eBook lending program on Dec. 19, 2012 Read Press Release PDF. Update Posted April 11, 2013
NOVEMBER 5, 2012:(DOVER, Del.) Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will read from her new book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops, during the story time program at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Dover Public Library. Dr. Biden's appearance at the Dover Library is part of a series of readings from the book this fall at story hours throughout the state as Delaware Libraries presents programs to recognize the contributions of the men and women in the nation's military service. Copies of Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops will be available for purchase at the Dover Library, and Dr. Biden will autograph copies of books.Read Press Release PDF
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012:Through six community conversations and an interactive online forum, Delaware Libraries are asking Delawareans to define their "Delaware Dream." "The Delaware Dream can be anything -- a safe community, medical advances, a new home for you and your family," said Jeffrey Bullock, Delaware Secretary of State. "We want to know what's important to you -- your hopes, your dreams, your vision for a better life and for an even better Delaware."
The community conversations will be moderated by Dr. Bill McGowan, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension agent. Read Press Release PDF.
FEBRUARY 3, 2012: Did you miss WHYY's coverage on library eBook lending? Watch online! They did a great job covering not only eBooks, but other ways libraries are evolving to serve their communities!
JANUARY 30, 2012: Thanks Governor Markell for recognizing the role of libraries in economic development and education infrastructure! Studies have shown that for every taxpayer dollar invested in public libraries, there is an average four-to-five time return for citizens. Read Press Release PDF.
JANUARY 26, 2012: Delaware Division of Libraries launches new Mobile App. Read Blog. Get the App.
DECEMBER 19, 20ll: Governor Markell celebrated a technology milestone for Delaware libraries today, announcing that all Delaware public libraries now provide wireless access to the internet. In addition to wireless access, downloadable eBooks are now available as a beta test through the Delaware Library Catalog. Thirteen hundred eBook titles are available, ready for library patrons to download to computers and eBook readers like Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo eReader. Read Full Press Release PDF. You can download free eBooks at delaware.lib.overdrive.com. To get help documents or more information about eBooks, visit lib.de.us
OCTOBER 14, 20ll: Job seekers and career changers in Delaware now have access to a full range of job-seeking services through Job Center@Delaware Libraries, a new program developed by the State Division of Libraries.
The four centers, now open at the Dover Public Library, the Georgetown Public Library, the Seaford Library & Cultural Center and the Wilmington Institute Library, are designed to empower their users by assisting them in finding the information they need and in developing skills that are essential to securing employment. Media Release PDF. Visit lib.de.us/jobcenter for more information.