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‘Imagination Garden’ To be Dedicated With Open House at Orange Library Branch.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Artists Dale Johnson, Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin to attend

Delaware, OH:  — Community members are invited to explore a place where it’s not uncommon for a dragon and Dionysus to dwell in perfect harmony–the Imagination Garden at Delaware County District Library Orange Branch.

An open house will take place on Sunday, September 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the garden, which is situated on the north side of the building (7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware). Two art pieces, a tiled dragon mosaic and a mythological sculpture, will be featured and the artists behind the creations will be present to display their works and answer questions. Attendees will also enjoy light refreshments and a children’s craft.


Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Dale Johnson’s sculpture, Mythology –or– On the Origin of Stories, was installed last summer. The piece mimics a classic book that has been taken over by mythological creatures such as the Cyclops, a sea monster, aliens, leprechauns and Dionysus. The piece started as a 4,830 lb piece of limestone and took seven months to carve.

Artists Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin added their touch to the garden this summer with the addition of a giant, tiled dragon. The colorful arrangement of mosaic tiles and mirrored pieces glued to several large zig-zagging panels help simulate the movement of a colossal, whimsical, winged creature flying through the garden. Earlier this spring five large, concrete panels were installed, and soon thereafter Elias was drawing the outlines for the dragon. The work of tiling all of the pieces and grouting took about one week to finish in early July with the help of more than four-dozen DCDL patrons and community members.

The establishment of the Imagination Garden was made possible through a generous bequest by local community member Pauline Way. Bequests from Mary Reed and Barbara Murray also helped make the Imagination Garden possible. Their memory is honored on two of seven benches located within the garden. The remaining five benches and other markers are available for community members to recognize, honor, and memorialize their loved ones.

For more information contact Nicole Fowles, Communications Manager, at or (740) 362-3861.


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‘Take a book, Return a book’ library concept introduced in Alum Creek and Delaware state parks

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.


Delaware, OH:  — Campers and visitors to the Alum Creek and Delaware state parks now have an opportunity to conveniently pick up a book before they continue on to their camp sites or the water thanks to the addition of a Little Free Library™ (LFL) at each park’s camp store and marina. [Read more…]

Delaware Librarian Receives Ohio Library Council “Librarian Of The Year.”

Librarian of the Year: Mary Jane Santos, Delaware County District Library

Mary Jane Santos, Director, Delaware County District Library (DCDL), was appointed Director at a time when the county population had exploded, becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Unfortunately, the library’s budget was not increasing to meet the needs of these new community members. Santos developed a strategy focused on two goals: pass a levy and build a branch in an area of rapidly expanding population. Under her leadership, both of these goals were accomplished. In recent years, DCDL has expanded services and facilities to keep up with the community. Santos’ strong and steady guidance has allowed staff to carry forward with innovations and changes while keeping the “small library” team feeling. During her tenure, the library has nearly doubled in size and continued to increase in circulation, visitors, programs, cardholders, and computer use. Santos has developed partnerships with schools, other libraries, higher education institutions, law enforcement, and businesses that strengthen the library’s importance in the community.

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) is continuing its tradition of honoring some of the best and brightest individuals and organizations in the Ohio public library community through its Awards and Honors program. The 2014 honorees have demonstrated outstanding
leadership and remarkable dedication to providing the best possible library service. Santos will receive her award at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 8 at the OLC Convention and Expo in Columbus. Santos was selected based on nominations and recommendations received from her peers in the Ohio public library community.

Source Ohio Library Council

The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Love the weekend!

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

City of Delaware: Available Jobs

OWU: Ohio Wesleyan Recognizes 2014 Golden Bishops at Annual Awards Ceremony Greif, Inc. Appoints David Lloyd as Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller; Chris Luffler Promoted to Vice President, Business Managerial Controller Delaware County District Library’s online catalog enhanced

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Central Ohio News Top 20 ‘Best High Schools’ in Ohio – COUNTDOWN

Marion Star: Sims: Changes at recycling company for future success

Ohio News  Ohio Amish latest to be afflicted in growing number of measles cases

National News

ABCNews:  Grandfather-to-Be’s Touching Response to Baby News Will Make Your Day


CNN: MH370: Narrowed underwater search nears end as officials plan next steps

ABCNews: Giant ‘SOS’ Message Saves Marooned Snorkelers


68 yard rush by browns kicker   (Giving Browns fans something to smile about)

Thought for the day

Take a moment and enjoy the sunrise.

Word of the day

Sunrise – the start of a beautiful day.

What Our Writers Wrote

Bud Kalbaugh: The Ohio Machine Lacrosse Team 2014 Preview and Player Interviews- Video

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Tune of The Day

The J GEILS BAND –  Love-itis

Advertiser of the Day

Lechner Dental Group (740) 363-8240


Basic Budgeting Class (2 Parts), January 9, 2014

Delaware County District Library, Main Branch E Winter Street.

What: Basic Budgeting Class

When: January 9, 2014 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Adult Program

Taught by Barbara Brahm, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences. OSU Extension, Delaware County

This two-week class will include information on values about money, needs vs. wants, spending leaks, record keeping, developing a budget, credit and savings, and stretching your dollars with good consumer buying.

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