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Bookflix for kids now available!

Bookflix is now available to you through the Power Library, with exciting and educational videos for kids! Click the link below to access the service-


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Library e-books now available for the Kindle!

You can now get free books for your Kindle with your library card!

Go to http://digitallibrary.delcolibraries.org/ to see what is available.

Click here for more information from Amazon

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Learn how to get free library e-books on your e-book reader!

Do you have an e-book reader? Did you know that the Library System offers free e-books?

To help you understand the process of downloading free ebooks to your reader, the Delaware County Library System has scheduled a training session here at the Aston Library on using the service. The session will focus on the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Apple iPad. The process is similar on other ebook readers. Unfortunately, Amazon’s proprietary Kindle is not compatible with the library’s service.

The training session will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Space is limited and registration is required. Go to


to sign up!


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Get your notices through email!

You can now receive email notices, including library items that you have put on hold, reminders of items coming due, and overdue items!

To register for this service, go to the “My Library Card” link on our website (astonlibrary.wordpress.com), enter your name and library barcode number, and hit submit:

When the next screen comes up, click on “Modify Personal Information”.

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Enter your email address, click the button for email notices and hit submit!

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The “Van” is still going!

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Despite the cuts in library budgets, the delivery service between libraries in the county is still continuing in 2010!

What does this mean?  You can request almost any item from any library in Delaware County and have it delivered to the Aston Library for you to pick up here.  This is free of charge, except for DVDs.

Here is how you do it:

  • Go to the catalog (http://charlotte.delco.lib.pa.us/ or just go to one of our catalog stations at the library)
  • Search up the item you want by title, author, subject, keyword etc.
    • If it’s part of a list of results, click on the title to get to the “detailed” view of the item
  • Click the request button
  • Enter the info requested (Your last name and card number)
  • Select “Aston” as the Pickup Location
  • Hit Submit
  • Wait for the confirmation
  • Contact a staff member (610-494-5877 or just visit us at the Circulation Desk) if there is an error
  • You will receive just 1 (one) phone call when the book arrives.  A message will be left.  The book will be held for 3 (three) days.

This greatly expands the material you have access to with your library card!  There are over 500,000 items to choose from!  Wow!

The van is provided by the Delaware County Library System!


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