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Dive into summer fun at the libraries

By Tracy Ihnot 05/04/22 Every May, just as public schools are preparing to close their doors for the summer, public libraries across the nation are gearing up for their biggest program of the year: Summer Reading. Dating back to the 1890’s, libraries have encouraged children to continue reading over the…
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June 30, 2022
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DMEA Sponsors Libraries’ Summer Reading Program

By Tracy Ihnot 05/04/22 DMEA is the major sponsor of the libraries’ 2022 Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibilities." Every summer, Delta County Libraries offers a countywide reading program for all ages, with fun family activities and incentives for reading. “DMEA is delighted to support Summer Reading, a critical children's…
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June 30, 2022
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Five ways to enjoy spring with you libraries

By Tracy Ihnot 04/07/22 There are so many ways to enjoy spring in Delta County. The first warm days beckon us to leave our coats behind, go for a walk, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and prepare our garden beds for the growing season. The libraries transition from winter to spring…
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June 30, 2022
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Get ready to love your libraries!

By Tracy Ihnot 02/02/22 February is National Library Lovers Month and a wonderful time to celebrate the reciprocal love between libraries and library patrons. Libraries are constantly transforming to meet the needs of the communities they serve, and during the uncertain and often turbulent times of the pandemic, this continues…
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February 8, 2022
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Earley’s term ends, but her library service continues

By Tracy Ihnot 01/05/22 After years of serving on Delta County Libraries’ Board of Trustees, Laura Earley’s second term ends in January 2022. Earley announced that she will not run for a third term on the board, but plans to continue dedicating time in support of the libraries. “I’ve always…
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February 8, 2022
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Deck the halls with library treasures

By Tracy Ihnot 12/01/21 Amidst the chaos of holiday planning, shopping and baking it is easy to miss one of the most important places to visit during the season of giving; the public library. “The holidays are a wonderful time at our libraries,” says Sarah Smith, library manager. “Holiday crafts,…
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December 30, 2021
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Five reasons to be thankful for libraries

By Tracy Ihnot 11/04/21 It is easy to forget to be thankful during the brief window of time between Halloween costumes and holiday shopping. Black cats and pumpkins are already being replaced with Christmas music and children’s toys on the shelves of many stores, encouraging consumers to buy, buy, buy!…
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December 30, 2021
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Bring in your seeds!

By Tracy Ihnot 10/06/21 After a hot, dry summer, gardeners across the county are relishing the cooler days of fall. As they reap the benefits of the harvest and prepare garden beds for the winter season, many gardeners are also planning for next spring by saving seeds. The Delta County…
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December 30, 2021
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Backpacks, Chromebooks, and Library Cards, Oh My!

By Tracy Ihnot 09/01/21 Backpacks, Chromebooks, and Library Cards, Oh My! The school supplies of today look quite different from what they did 20 years ago.  Technology has transformed the academic world from preschools to universities alike, and it comes at a high cost. According to the National Retail Foundation, “families…
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September 1, 2021