Delaware Library Association
DLA invites applications for scholarships!
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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.
Delaware Library Association Membership Drive 2014 - 2015
Beginning August 1!
New Member Referral Incentive Program
For all 2013 – 14 members who renew for the 2014 – 15 year:
For every new member you refer from August 1 - November 1, 2014 (who has not been a member since at least 2012), you will receive an entry into a grand prize drawing.
First prize: regular conference fee for Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8 2015, regular conference meals at luncheons and banquets, and one night's stay during the conference on May 7 at The Clarion in Ocean City, Maryland.
Second prize: Kindle Fire HD 16GB without advertisements
Third prize: Kindle Paperwhite without advertisements
The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win!
Plus – did you know? DLA members are eligible to receive scholarships from DLA – of up to $1200 to attend library masters or certification programs.
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
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.
Banned Books Week
September 21−27, 2014
2015 MLA/DLA joint conference is: May 6 - 8
Mark your calendars!
For more information, see: Conference
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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