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  • 5 Years of Advancement & Achievement The impact of federal funds on improvements in Delaware Libraries

    Delaware LSTA Evaluation 2013-2017

    DelawareLibraries.org

    Delaware Libraries

    Now more than ever, Delaware Libraries support diverse needs every day.

    And on and on…with over 4 million visits per year!

    800 LiteratureThe preschooler exposed to reading through

    storytime

    600 Applied ScienceThe teen who wants to experiment with new

    technologies

    300 Social

    SciencesThe senior who is seeking community connections and conversation

    600 Applied ScienceThe adult who has a dream and wants to start a

    business

    900 History &

    GeographyThe senior who is seeking information about family roots and ancestors

    300 Social

    SciencesThe student who needs help with homework and school projects

    400 Language

    The immigrant who wants to learn English

    300 Social

    SciencesThe homeless person who needs shelter, food, and in some cases mental health care

    The single parent who wants to take charge of finances

    300 Social

    Sciences

    Dewey Data The Dewey Delaware program is a highly

    creative effort to encourage libraries to offer resources, programming and services across the spectrum of human knowledge

    (represented by Dewey).

    Reference Questions Provide assistance with devices, and

    traditional Reader’s Advisory

    Circulation Fiction is

    most popular

    Now with 3 years of trend data by subject, statewide, we will identify emerging trends earlier to be proactive in addressing community needs.

    Program Attendance Summer Reading, Arts, Jobs, and STEM are most popular

    600 Applied Science

    The middle aged adult who was just laid off and desperately needs a job

    000 Computers & eBooksThe person who needs assistance with computers

    and devices

  • Delawareans are now reaping the benefits of a statewide library infrastructure!

    “(DE) is to be applauded both for its efforts in providing

    the general public with unparalleled access to

    resources and for confronting the school library issue.”

    “The Delaware Libraries Inspiration Space project is an outstanding example of leveraging a small amount of LSTA

    funding to accomplish significant, measurable, transformative outcomes…the program can claim as much or more solid outcome data than any other project the evaluators have

    examined while working with nearly two dozen states during the currently LSTA evaluation cycle.”

    fastest internet speeds

    in the nation100+

    100+

    mbps

    Free WiFi

    Wireless access to every library! Increase # of Public Access computers by 63% and PC use by 85%

    Shared Calendar for Library programs

    & events

    17,000+ free library programs for children,

    teens, and adults held annually with attendance of over 322,000

    Delaware Libraries

    Delaware Libraries

    Delaware Libraries

    Delaware Libraries Inspiration Space Job/Career & entrepreneurial assistance;

    makerspace, computer & technology testing & learning

    Delaware Library Access Services (DLAS)

    Collaborative effort of more than 150 organizations focused on strengthening services to Delawareans by coordinating information exchange through public libraries.

    Delaware Partners

    Free talking books on loan for persons unable to read standard print due to visual or physical disability.

    63 libraries & counting, are sharing more than

    2.6 million physical & electronic items

    The Delaware Library Catalog has become what is arguably the finest, most comprehensive statewide

    resource sharing system in the nation.

    **Statements from Delaware LSTA Evaluation 2013-2017**

    At the Library Children Services Early learning programs are offered year round at all Delaware Libraries. For 38 years, the Summer Library Challenge helps prevent the “summer slide” – children who do not read all summer lose 2 months of reading achievement. This years theme, “Build a Better World”, features the Performing Arts Series, Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) Programs, STEM programs, Nature Society programs and more!

    Inspiration Spaces Job/Career Assistance Specialized training for resume building, job searching, and interviewing skills, financial literacy and lifelong learning. Use new technologies, public access computers, assistive technology, videoconferencing capabilities, and wireless networking.

    Micro-Business Provides prospective entrepreneurs with the information they need to start a small business.

    MakerSpaces Shared spaces where people with similar interests can meet to learn, teach, socialize and collaborate around making things.

    Claymont boy prints hand, wins arm wrestling match Saranac Hale Spencer, The News Journal • 7:24 a.m. EDT October 29, 2015

    Full Story at NBC 10: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/ local/A-3-D-Printer-and-Twelve-Hours-A-Boy-Creates-a-Robo- Hand-338505732.html

    Delaware School Libraries

    Master Plan

    For a full list of Delaware Partners or to learn how to become a partner visit:

    http://guides.lib.de.us/departners

    Better Together

    Delaware Partners encourages “the role of public libraries in developing and utilizing human networks….It is now a

    collaborative effort of more than 130 organizations focused on strengthening services to Delawareans by coordinating

    information exchange through public libraries…

    This infrastructure enables Partners, in collaboration with Delaware libraries, to extend their resources and expand their reach in service to Delawareans.

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