Delaware Library Association
Distinguished Service Citation Award
Senator Christopher Coons is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation
Award for 2014
Senator Christopher Coons receiving the Distinguished Service Citation
Award during the “From Purses to Portfolios” conference on October 18, 2014 in Wilmington. Ronni Cohen, Delaware Financial Literacy Institute and The Money School; Dr. Annie Norman, State Librarian; and Laurel Ferris, DLA VP/Conference Chair.
DLA invites applications for scholarships!
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Nominations are being taken for DLA Awards
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Announcing a contest encouraging high school students to write an essay about "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. See flier for more information.
The contest is sponsored by the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP), the National Coalition Against Censorship, the Delaware Library Association, and other organizations and was created as a response to the actions of the Cape Henlopen School Board regarding the summer reading list.
Message from Margie Cyr, chair of the DLA, Intellectual Freedom Committee:
As you know, the Cape Henlopen School Board originally removed Cameron Post from its incoming 9th grade summer reading list. This summer reading list was DLA's Blue Hen Award List for Teens (2014 & 2015). Then they put Cameron Post back on the list and then they suspended the entire list and told students to read whatever book they wanted to read.
So... wouldn't it be great if all the HS students read Cameron Post and submitted their book report about that in the fall? Please feel free to distribute the flier.
Letter to the editor by Margie Cyr (CapeGazettee):
Since the beginning of June, I have been living and breathing Cameron Post. As a librarian, the first question that we ask when a customer questions or challenges a book is: “Have you read the book in its entirety?” So, to make sure I was doing what I ask of others, I began to read Cameron Post.
For the story of the Cape Henlopen situation, see the Intellectual Freedom Committee page.
The Delaware Library Association (DLA) is a nonprofit
organization and is incorporated under the name Delaware Library
Association, Incorporated. The Association is a chapter of the American
"Boldly go…Where no libraries have gone before!"
MLA/DLA will be partnering with NASA for the 2015
May 6 - 8 Mark your calendars!
For more information, see: Conference
New Issue of DLA Bulletin
Due now. Go to Renewal and New Member forms.
DLA has an address!
Not just a P.O. Box. The Division of Libraries has offered to be DLA's home address:
Delaware Library Association
c/o Delaware Division of Libraries
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd North
Dover, Delaware 19901
The Blue Hen Book Award is a children's choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division (YSD) of the Delaware Library Association.
See the Blue Hen Award Winners webpage.
Digital collection of the history of the Delaware Library Association. Includes bulletins, conference notes, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and ephemera.
Part of the Delaware Heritage Collection
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