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wilmington library receives national honor

The Wilmington Public Library is receiving a lot of recognition lately. Most recently, they were honored as one of America’s most beautiful libraries with a national award. The Institute of Museum and Library Services were considering 30 national finalists for the prestigious award which they give out every year. The Wilmington Library was recognized as one of 6 finalists to receive the award this year.

This national medal is the highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities. In addition, the Wilmington Library recently was voted by Fodor’s Travel as the third most beautiful library in the U.S.

The Wilmington Library has been a longstanding staple of the city since incorporated in 1754. Its architecture is something to be admired. Their website  attributes their success to it’s staff over the years. After three centuries of service, the library is gaining constant national recognition.

Just a couple months ago, Dolly Parton visited the library for a discussion around her new “Imagination Library”, a special reading and sing-along. With so many community partners, the library is able to offer multiple services to the public. Check their website for everything they have available at https://wilmington.lib.de.us/

 

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How is National Ice Cream Month (July) already over? As summer winds down, we thought we’d share that a Hockessin Ice Cream Shop Named One of America’s Must Try.

As we’ve found out from our WJBR Game of Cones bracket contest, Delawareans are passionate about their favorite ice cream shops.  And we had the votes to prove that.  In fact, look out for another fun, local bracket to come out soon!

The crew over at Thrillst put together a list of the The 40 American Ice Cream Shops You Need to Try Right Now.  We were pumped to see Delaware represented on the list.

So, what is this Hockessin Ice Cream Shop?  None other than Woodside Creamery.  They’ve also been named as Delaware’s Best Ice Cream by Delaware Today.  And they’re serving up some out of the box flavors.  Their menu lists Bacon, Peanut Butter and Jelly and Motor Oil!  Motor Oil?  What’s that?  According to the flavor list, motor oil is Coffee ice cream with a caramel & fudge swirl.  And the caramel is GREEN!

If you’ve got a real sweet tooth, there are a few other ice cream joints not too far from us in Delaware.  One in each of our neighboring states of PA, NJ and MD!  We’ve listed them down below.