Librarian’s Corner

Welcome to Librarian’s Corner.

Hopefully, this blog will help connect those staying at home during and post COVID-19 Pandemic to their hometown library.

I’m inviting you to join in regular discussions presented on this blog. We will start with virtual versions of our programs, as well as some new offerings: new online Book DiscussionsWhat are you reading?  Film DiscussionsWhat are you watching?  Makers Discussions  – What are you creating? Cooking Discussions: What’s cooking? 

A note on our comment policy:

Please post comments to join in these discussions. Comments will be read prior to posting for appropriate content. There are plenty of blogs out there about politics, religion, and personal perspective. I would like to have discussions here on your views about what you like to read, watch, and create. 

In addition to these discussions, you’ll find other posts with resources, fun facts about the library and our community, collection updates, and more, so stay tuned! 

Media-UP’s New eBook Collection!

May 20, 2020
We have expanded our collection to give our library patrons free access to over 4,000 multi-user and featured eBooks. The Axis 360 unlimited collection allows for multiple patrons to borrow eBooks at a time, and our featured eBooks are only available to our Media-UP patrons, shortening wait-lists for popular books. This collection includes not only New York Times Bestsellers, but a wide range of Pre-K through 12th grade fiction and non-fiction titles. From crafts, cooking,...
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Cooking Discussion #1

May 6, 2020
I really wish I could have started the Cycle of Life Project Library Garden for early Spring planting, but COVID-19 closed the library and planting must wait. The last Library Garden I did yielded a bountiful harvest that led to the best vegetable soup I’ve ever had and it was so simple: We grew our own eggplants, red and green bell peppers, potatoes, escarole, and spinach. I sauteed all of these in butter (olive oil...
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Film Discussion #1

May 4, 2020
We are going to offer a monthly online Film Program where we watch movies together, however, while we get that all set up, tell me what you’ve been watching while staying at home this past month! After watching the South Korean film that won the Oscar for best picture, Parasite, I was curious about a series named Kingdom set during Korea's Joseon period, a few years after the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598).  The first season...
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Book Discussion #1

May 4, 2020
What are you reading this week? I just re-read The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón for the Evening Book Club. If you are looking for a series where each book stands on its own, but together really complements and enhances each other as a series, I highly recommend visiting the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a place inspired into existence by Zafón and I’ve really enjoyed...
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Key Resources from your Library for Development in Quarantine

May 4, 2020
Your Hometown Library offers several free online resources for all to use. We have online options to help you answer many questions:  How are you?  Delaware County Libraries' Health & Wellness Resources  and Health Reference Center will help you discover reliable health information on timely topics through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. Where are you from? Your library system is proud to make Ancestry Library...
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Need more to Read?

May 3, 2020
During the COVID-19 closure, Delaware County residents can get a library card by filling out the online form here. We will email you back your library card number which will give you immediate access to all our online resources including eBooks, audiobooks, and databases. Browse and download Audiobooks, E-books here.  You can also explore our vast collection with Libby. Libby is an extremely easy-to-use app that guides you through your library's online offerings. You can learn more about this free...
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