Journey Across Delco!

Students invited to visit all 26 Delco libraries this summer for Library Quest 2017


Delaware County Councilman Dave White made a special appearance at Haverford Township Free Library's storytime on Tuesday, June 13 to announce Library Quest 2017: Journey Across Delco.

Children in Delaware County can pick up a free passport style booklet at their local library and journey across Delco to all 26 member libraries in the county this summer. Library Quest is geared for children in pre-school and early elementary school. Booklets are currently available at all Delaware County Libraries (DCL). Students can participate in various activities at each library, check out a new book and have their passport stamped.

"Council and our Library System worked to create this program to encourage young readers to stay engaged and enthused about reading over their summer break," said Councilman Dave White, council's liaison to the DCL. "Programs such as this encourage literacy and foster a love for reading in our youth."

Library Quest begins on June 19 and ends on July 28. Participants who visit at least five libraries during that time will be invited to a party in Rose Tree Park on August 3rd from 1-3pm. If participants visit all of the libraries in Delaware County, they will be recognized at a Delaware County Council meeting at a later date.

"Delaware County Libraries are excited to be partnering with County Council for the Library Quest initiative. Not only does Library Quest provide children with fun activities during the summer break, it encourages them to explore our 26 member libraries and see what they have to offer," said DCL director Catherine Bittle. "We hope that by participating in Library Quest and visiting our many libraries, Delaware County residents will discover all of the wonderful free services available to them with their library card."

Library Quest is just one of many great summer programs offered by Delaware County Libraries. For a full list of summer activities, visit www.delcolibraries.org.

Delaware County Libraries is an agency of county government that provides support services for 26 independent member libraries. For information about the wide range of library services available to all county residents, visit: www.delcolibraries.org, or follow us on Twitter @delcolibraries, Facebook at www.facebook.com/delawarecountylibraries, and Instagram @delawarecountylibraries.




Journey Across Delco!

Delaware County Councilman Dave White made a special appearance at Haverford Township Free Library on June 13 to announce Library Quest 2017: Journey Across Delco. Children in Delaware County can pick up a free library passport at their local library and journey across Delco to all 26 member libraries in the county this summer to participate in various activities at each library, check out a new book and have their passport stamped. Library Quest, which was designed to encourage summer reading begins on June 19 and ends on July 28.