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Executive - Press Release

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Tonight: New Castle County and Colonial School District celebrate learning at Route 9 Library

Literacy and STEM education event for Colonial students and families from 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

New Castle, DE – Tonight from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. New Castle County and Colonial School District team up to celebrate learning with an evening of activities and fun for kids and families at the New Castle County Route 9 Library and Innovation Center, located at 3022 New Castle Avenue in New Castle. Tonight’s free event is open to all Colonial School District students and families and feature hands-on activities, entertainment, and educational resources for families. Kindergarten registration and library card sign-ups will be offered.

The Colonial Literacy and STEM Celebration has been promoted to Colonial School District students of all ages and their families. Media are welcome to cover the event.

Tonight’s event features:

Programming in the Bookatarium, STEM, MAKERS and Legos rooms and Teen Activity Area

McCullough Middle School STEM Showcase

Poetry slam sessions, storytelling and a magician

Green Screen Fun

Library Card Sign Ups. First 100 who sign up for a library card on-site gets a free book!

Educational resources for parents from Colonial School District

Community Engagement and Resources Fair in Multi-Purpose Room

Registration for 1000 Books before Kindergarten and 500 Books Before Middle School initiatives

Adult Job Training and Every Man Counts Open House

Route 9 Library and Innovation Center Highlights

Since the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center opened in September, 2017:

It has hosted 600 on-site programs

70,000 items have been checked out

3,200 library cards have been issued on-site

45,000+ individuals have visited the library


Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462

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