Library News: Delano

Professor Marvel propelled Delano teens back in time during a fast-paced magic show that highlighted the history of steampunk, originally started by H.G. Wells in his novel "The Time Machine." Teens enjoyed a unique blend of mechanical wizardry and Victorian futurism in the show, which featured illusions based on time travel and even some physics. During his presentation, Professor Marvel recommended several steampunk fiction books for teens. As a follow-up to the magic show, teens are...
The Delano Public Library has a new service for patrons – an express (self) checkout computer. Checking out materials using this new technology is fast, efficient and ensures your privacy. The express station, located at the circulation desk, is fun and easy to use. You just need to have your library card on hand. Please don’t hesitate to ask staff if you need assistance. We are always there to help you in any way we can. Other libraries offering express checkout in the Great River...
Jessica Meyer is on the second phase of earning her Gold Award for Girl Scouts. She is painting a mural in the children's area at the Delano Library. The mural, which will surround the entire children's room, features characters from favorite books. She surveyed children, friends and adults to generate her ideas. The mural features five landscapes - hills, forest, sea, city and night. She is weaving the characters into the various scenes and it is becoming Delano's own "Look...
Children learned how to create art in a garden during the Whimsical Fairy Garden class at the Delano Library. Participants chose several colorful plants and flowers to put in their garden. They planted and then embellished their gardens with shells, rocks, buttons and other personal treasures. Our presenter, Master Gardener Rebecca Zeug, talked about gardening, played a fun "Dig Into Reading" garden game and displayed a variety of popular fairy books from the library. Each child who...
Sixth grade students from the Delano Middle School took advantage of the recent nice weather to attend a Book Tasting at the Delano Library. Each student chose their favorite book for the year and drew a story board to use in a presentation. The goal was to convince classmates to read the book they chose. The Delano Friends of the Library decorated tables and had candy for the kids. Each student had a minute to discuss their choice with five other students. Then they rotated tables for...
Jessica Meyer loves the library so much she decided to enhance the book collection at the Delano library by purchasing picture and teen books. In the process, Jessica earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. This daunting task involved getting her project approved by the Girl Scout Council, learning the process for evaluating and purchasing books at Great River Regional Library, suggesting titles and raising money from a variety of sources including YAR (Youth and Resources) and Wright Hennepin...
The Delano Public Library was a hoppin' place Tuesday, July 3. Volunteer presenter and amateur naturalist Tamra Kowalski brought a collection of frogs, toads and other amphibious creatures to the library for an eventful Leap Into Reading program. More than 60 children in attendance burst into laughter and activity when one of the frogs escaped and bounded through the crowd. Kowalski's crew of boy helpers tracked the frog down behind some shelving and recaptured it. "This...
Join bestselling author Tracie Peterson for a heart-warming presentation featuring her award-winning novels. Peterson's avid research resonates in her historical and contemporary novels. She will discuss, among others, her books from the Striking a Match trilogy including Hearts Aglow and Hope Rekindled, her newest release. She will be speaking at three GRRL libraries: Upsala - Monday, May 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (location: St. Mary's Catholic Church Fellowship Hall on Main St.) St....
Join us at the Delano Library on Friday, May 6 from 1 - 2 p.m. for a musical reminiscence of days gone by. Acclaimed singer Rhonda Laurie is thrilled to present Happy Days are Here Again, a new show featuring the uplifting songs of the Greatest Generation along with the fascinating stories behind the songs and songwriters themselves. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to step back in the past. So come and hum along and have some fun at the library. Everyone is welcome. This presentation...
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. at the Delano Library. Mixed Blood Theatre's acclaimed production of Dr. King's Dream draws from his own letters, sermons, books and speeches, including the timeless "I Have a Dream." This powerful biography illuminates why he is recognized as one of the greatest leaders and orators in American history. Dr. King is played by Warren C. Bowles, whose commanding solo performance is both...