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Welcome to the Georgetown Public Library!

The Georgetown Public Library is one of 11 independent libraries in Sussex County and is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Resident Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware for Sussex County. The mission of the library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

Patrons can borrow materials from the Georgetown Public Library as well as all other public libraries in the State of Delaware with one Delaware library card. 

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Job Opening  – Library Assistant I    Part time –Circulation clerk

$9 per hour,   18 hours per week   To Apply:   Submit a resume via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Indicate the job title of Circulation clerk in the subject line. No phone calls, please.        

Closing date:  July 12, 2019        

The Library Assistant I enjoys working with the public and is dedicated to the values and goals of the Library and the Georgetown community it serves.

Qualifications

  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED; some college education is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends and as scheduled.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products and demonstrated proficiency with Internet.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 30 pounds, push cart with 50 pounds, good vision, able to stand and kneel.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a definite plus.

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Minwa:  Japanese Folktales                   Wednesday, June 19  2 p.m.    This New Moon Theater performance continues to share the grace and beauty of a culture half a world away. Performed with zest and enthusiasm, these timeless stories teach the power of kindness and doing the right thing. Julie Kurzava uses her own unique performance style, including puppets, stylized movement, song, and lots of audience participation.

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2019 Summer Library Challenge” “A Universe of Stories”

Sign up June 1st in person or online at georgetownpubliclibrary.beanstack.org

 

Reading Program for all ages! You choose the books and track your learning.

Program Benefits:

  • Promotes learning during summer break in a fun way
  • Sharpens literacy skills
  • Encourages reluctant readers
  • Fosters a passion for reading
  • It’s FREE!

Summer Library Challenge: David Darwin

 

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019           Time: 2:00 pm         Audience: Children and Families

 Dave presents a laugh-a-minute show of juggling, sideshow, and comedy. He will keep you riveted with amazing feats. 

Dave's act earned an appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent".


TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing can be an awesome form of self expression. This two-session writing workshop for teens will help unleash that creativity, even if you are a beginner with little experience. The classes will explore various forms of fiction and non-fiction and will include some writing in and out of class. If you are shy about expressing yourself, bring a friend.

Classes begin at 11 a.m. - Monday, August 19 and 26 at 11 AM  Online registration is required. A class limit of 15 teens.

 

ADULT MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPOf all the forms of non-fiction, memoir writing is the most personal. And, it also has become one of the most popular forms of written expression. Indeed, the heightened interest in memoirs is tied to an array of motivations, including a desire to leave a personal legacy for friends and family. But writing a good memoir can be a challenge. To guide that journey, this three-session workshop will help you master - and practice - the basics of writing a good, readable memoir. No prior writing experience is needed.

Wednesdays at 10:30 - July 10, 17, 24. at 10:30 AM  Online registration is required.  A class limit of 15 writers.

The instructor for the writing workshops will be Georgetown resident, Rae Tyson. He has been a professional writer for over 30 years. Tyson, a former public school educator, is currently teaching writing classes at the University of Delaware.

 


1,000 Children’s Books to Read Before Kindergarten  #1000BooksB4K

The objectives of this organization are: to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading. go to https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources/

Follow On Facebook @1000booksbeforekindergarten


 

Classes & Events: Adults click here; Teens click here; Children click here


 

 

 Summer Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  

Story time is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers thru age 7.  


Do you have a child who wants their first library card?  click here for more information.  

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See Upcoming Events for Ages 16 and Up click here