There are more than 70 libraries across the state that share 2.5 million ebooks and print books for the benefit of Delawareans.

Delaware to add school libraries into statewide catalog

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Delaware Library Consortium announced Tuesday that it will spend $1 million to add school libraries into the statewide catalog. The goal is to broaden the First State’s library catalog and provide more students an opportunity to conduct research or read for pleasure. “Over the years it seems like everything around literacy has been tweaked except school libraries, until now,” …

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Libraries test tech allowing patrons to self-checkout

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s libraries are investing in tech that allows patrons to check out their own items – and also lets staff members do some nifty things behind the scenes. Testing started this spring at 14 libraries and two bookmobiles. A second stage, launching in September, will include the first school libraries, in the Colonial School District, and bring the technology to …

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Padua wins 3rd straight girls D1 soccer championship 

Betsy Price Headlines, Milford-live, Sports, Town Square Live

Padua Academy Girls D1 Soccer State Champions photo courtesy of DIAA Padua was able to win their third straight consecutive girls division one soccer state championship with a 2-1 victory over Smyrna.    The Pandas struck first with just over 5 minutes off the clock in the first quarter. Brieanna Hallo would corral a pass from Sydni Wright about 20 …

While fines and fees are now waived at Delaware libraries, that likely won't be permanent

Delaware libraries continuing policy of waiving fines, late fees during pandemic

luke dollard Delaware Nonprofits, Government & Politics, Headlines

  Have you been doing some extra reading while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, there’s good news if those books came from a Delaware public library and you’re a little late returning them to their rightful place. Library officials have announced there won’t be any fines or late fees assessed when you finally do return those …