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International Pen Pal Program with New Zealand

Photograph of the New Zealand flag against a blue sky.

International connections are being made through snail mail! Hundreds of patrons in Delaware, USA and Wellington, New Zealand are participating in an ongoing pen pal program that began in June 2023.

All letters are dropped off and picked up at the library for safety and convenience. Letters are shipped together in one batch and then distributed to the individual branches. Ten Delaware branches and 12 New Zealand branches are included in this fantastic project.

Dear Friend: Quarantine Pen Pal Campaign

The Dear Friend pen pal campaign launched as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We connect quarantined youth with senior citizens in our community through a traditional letter-writing program. The program has been tremendously helpful to provide youth and senior citizens a way to stay active and connected during a tumultuous time for the whole world. 

We had over 100 registrations in the first month and people are still signing up. We hope to continue long after the quarantine ends.

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