Calandar of Virtual Events for Delaware Libraries

Even though the libraries are closed, there are still plenty of events which you can participate in from the comfort of home. Just click the link below to see all of the virtual events being offered!!

Programs to Assist During Quarantine

We at the Georgetown Public library know that this virus has put many families under strain and has made it difficult to find everyday essentials.

We hope that the information provided in the image below will go to help you through this difficult time.

For more information on additional resources which are being offered through the SNAP program please refer to the news story provided below.

If you’d like more information be sure to double check our Facebook page!!!

Join Dolly Parton for Storytime!!!

Starting Thursday, April 2nd at 7PM Dolly Parton in association with her Imagination Library will be releasing episodes where she reads bedtime stories for children!!

Check the link below for the Facebook page for the Goodnight with Dolly event!!

If you’d like more information on the Imagination Library and the Goodnight with Dolly program check the link below.

Resources for Library Patrons to use While the Library is Closed

While the Georgetown public library is closed, there are still a lot of resources which you can use from home.

1. Overdrive and Libby- Thesse digital resources are still available while the libraries are closed. For more information about these please refer to the information located on the “Pages” section of this blog.

2. Hoopla- As I posted earlier Hoopla is a new digital app which is now offered by the Delaware libraries. With it patrons have access to an entire catalog of ebooks, electronic audiobooks, movies and tv episodes. There is a 4 title per month borrowing limit.

3. Book Page- Every month the Georgetown Public library provides a free literary magazine. If you click the link below you will find an one copy of that magazine. If you’d like more information from Book Page click the link below to visit their website.

4. Ask a Librarian- If you have any questions feel free to visit the link below to ask a Delaware librarian.

5. Storyline Online- Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Just follow the link to go to their website:

6. Flipster- Using your delaware library card number you can read online editions of magazines!! For more information on Flipster, or for any emedia provided by the Delaware Department of Libraries follow the link below!!!

If you’d like more information on anything listed above check out our Facebook page. Stay safe out there and we hope to see you soon!!

Check out Hoopla from the Delaware Public Libraries

Hi everyone! Hoopla is brought to us by the Delaware Division of Libraries and New Castle County Libraries. What a perfect time to launch this new service. This service gives you electronic access to Ebooks, Electronic Audiobooks, Music, DVDs, Comics and Graphic Novels. If you have a Smart T.V. you can also connect to your screen to watch movies. This does not replace Overdrive nor Libby. It is a supplemental service.

You are given 4 checkouts per month. NO wait list or holds required. Lending period is 3 days for movies, 7 days for music and 21 days for other formats.

While we are asked to stay home this new service is available to you as long as you have access to internet and a library card. This is a challenging time, but we are here for you.

In order to get this app search your phone’s app store for Hoopla Digital. After downloading the app open it and click sign up. Type in your email address and create a password. After that search for your library using your Delaware zip code. Select Delaware Libraries. After that type in your library card number.

After that you will have access to Hoopla’s catalog of ebooks, movies and tv shows. There is a feature on Hoopla which will present only titles for children. After you set up your Hoopla account go to the homepage. There is a box to the right of the word Hoopla which says “kids”. If you’d like to set your account to kid mode just click on the word Kids.

Every time you go to the Hoopla homepage you will be told how many more titles you have left on your account for the month.

Zoom Virtual Art Class being Offered through the Georgetown Public Library

Mark your calendar for a fun, relaxing Family Event! The Georgetown Public Library is offering a 6 week Art History Zoom Course with Vera Grimes ! She will teach 6 consecutive lesson live on Zoom. Each lesson will cover one artist. At the end of the art history lesson, you will have the opportunity to create a piece of art work. Week 1 is Van Gogh. ALL AGES welcome! 100 person maximum.

Georgetown Library Closed Until Further Notice

The Georgetown library, at the direction of the board of commissioners, and in accordance with Governor Carney’s “Stay at Home Order”, is closed until further notice.

The drive up bookdrop which is at the rear of the building won’t be locked during the closure.

The bookdrop in the rear of the building will not be locked, so you can drop off any charged items!!! You will not be charged overdo fees while the library is closed!!

For updates on all Delaware Libraries, click the link below:

Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!!