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Delaware libraries offer a wide range of resources, tools, and training for entrepreneurs across the state. Many of the resources help small businesses remain competitive with larger companies who have their own librarians, sophisticated market datasets, and employ dedicated research staff. With a Delaware Library Card you can access many of the same resources as Fortune 500 companies!
With new challenges come new solutions.
The Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Division of Libraries have partnered to help students become better readers any time of the year. With the Sora app from OverDrive, Delaware students can now access thousands of digital books for free on their tablets, phones, and other devices. The partnership also enables students to borrow seamlessly from Delaware Libraries’ Overdrive eBook collection.
Delaware Libraries have launched a new tool that specifically targets digital literacy. Northstar Digital Literacy is an online training tool that was launched in August 2021 and provides basic computer skills training and digital literacy tips.
Delaware Libraries have been expanding in space, partnerships, and ideas. This makes sense in order to accommodate over 4 million visitors that stop by the library or visit online each year. Not just loaning out books; libraries serve as a “community helpdesk” to support all sorts of needs.
Library cards are a fastpass to information, resources, and useful services. There are endless amounts of experiences that libraries can provide from storytime with families to health literacy. Library cards come at no cost to the user and only lead to a world of benefits. Not only are you able to access materials at the library, you’ll also be able to use them right from the comforts of your own home either through physical materials you’ve borrowed or through online access using your library card.
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Here are 10 reasons why you should get one today.
Library cards are useful for many reasons. They give community members access to endless amounts of books through a public library’s physical collection, online collections, and interlibrary collections. Library cards also open the door to all types of resources and educational materials. Whether someone is looking to build language skills or computer skills, the library is the place that holds all of the help needed to succeed. Here's how you can get a Delaware Library card today!
In Delaware, only 52% of children read at grade level by third grade; that number drops to 37% in 17 low income zip codes, including Wilmington, Dover and Western/Central Sussex County.