We Geek the Delaware Dream

We all have dreams about the future — for ourselves, our families, and our communities. The dream of Delaware Libraries is to help our state become an even more vibrant and prosperous place where all dreams are realized.

In this interactive forum, we want to hear about your dreams – the individual hopes as well as collective vision that we’re calling the Delaware Dream. Looking ahead, what is important to you? What are your hopes for the next decade? A safe community? A new home? Medical advances? The possibilities are limitless!

Your submissions will help Delaware Libraries and their partners facilitate conversations, learning opportunities, and community collaborations meant to enable you and others to maximize your unique talents (whatever you geek!) and achieve your Delaware Dream.

What is your version of the Delaware Dream?

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  1. Reopen the Bear Library soon!

    The library appears to have been stocked with books and the contractors are gone!

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    • a small quick train service running the middle length of DE

      a small quick train service running the middle length of DE

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        • My dream for Delaware is ...

          to see all three counties connected by modern daily train service for shared employment, social, cultural experiences.

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          • The completion of Delaware's own interactive science museum.

            Since 1993 (80% of my life) I have been involved with the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation either as a summer camper, volunteer, or part-time staff. I have watched this organization grow from a humble summer camp to an organization that has be a forerunner in Delaware's effort to help communities and the environment as well as a national effort in science education. They have worked with both NASA astronauts and budding space explorers of the newest generation.

            For 10 years DASEF has been moving slowly towards the completion of a science museum that, when completed, could be Delaware's own Franklin…

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            • That our small wonder is able to develop a sustainable local economy where goods are produced locally

              I envision urban and rural communities where small manufacturing companies produce and sell goods to Delawareans and surrounding states. For cities, the focus would shift from fighting crime to being able to offer real jobs to residents in or near their own neighborhoods. Furthermore, a trend will occur moving more and more local companies toward employee-ownership.

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              • For Delaware to become a place where everyone has enough.

                I would love to see Delaware become a place where everyone has enough. Enough healthy food, health care, quality education, and opportunity. We need to encourage children to eat healthy, live healthy, have respect for themselves and each other, and push to succeed in education.

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                • School teachers give libraries their Summer Reading lists

                  School teaches give libraries their Summer Reading lists.

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                  • My Delaware Dream is...

                    ...to have beaches all along the coast. Seriously, why are the beaches only in the southern part of the state? Doesn't make sense.

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                      • 7 votes
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                        • That homeschoolers can play on public school sport teams

                          That any homeschooler, provided they have the ability and can make a team, has the permission to play on a public school sports team. Any sport, any grade level. Tim Tebow was homeschooled. Look at where he is now.

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                            • 9 votes
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                              • Happy, healthy families in safe neighborhoods

                                In my dream for Delaware, all people, from unborn infants to the oldest seniors receive quality health care, both physical and emotional and neighbors join together to combat threats to their communities - drugs, violence, exploitation of any kind.

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                                • Job and career opportunities for everyone

                                  Having "just a job" is not enough - Delaware can be exemplary by providing excellent employment opportunities that help a motivated worker become more proficient and a better individual through career workshops, professional development, and volunteering through the support of their employers.

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                                  • Sustainable, walkable, bikeable communities

                                    My Delaware Dream is to live in a place where people are engaged in their communities. Where residents can walk or bike to work, leisure or educational activities. Where programming in libraries is vibrant and reflects the interests and needs of the community.

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                                    • The protection of all animals.

                                      A world where all species of animals are protected from the torture and abuse of governments, the medical/pharmaceutical industry, commerical companies and humankind. A world where there are laws that impose harsh sentences to people who abuse all living creatures and - someday a world when abusing a person or animal is a rarity or unheard of.

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                                      • Every individual and community will achieve full potential

                                        By identifying and developing unique personal talents, Delawareans can apply their ingenuity to today's challenges and can create a fabulous future! Libraries assist through resources, programs, and meeting spaces to develop talent and build community.

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                                          Dr. Bill McGowan, UD Cooperative Extension Agent, will facilitate these community conversations on the Delaware Dream. Come spend an evening in conversation about what’s important to you!

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                                          • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:00 pm at the Laurel Public Library
                                          • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:00 pm at the Lewes Public Library

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