View the Poster Exhibit at Any DCDL Location
September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World
The Delaware County District Library is participating in a September 11 educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World downloadable poster exhibit includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
The poster displays will be up at all four Delaware County District Library locations now through Tuesday, September 14. Due to space limitations, some locations will only have a portion of the posters on display, in which case there will be a booklet of the full display available at the Reference Desk to request and view.
Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events. Whether by volunteering in our local communities, serving our nation in the military, caring for the sick, or through other efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live. As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond—both large and small—can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.
This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.
The Delaware County District Library has also compiled a list of resources for readers of all ages to learn more and remember the anniversary. Additionally, each branch has worked to create their own unique display of books and more to commemorate the day. The Delaware Main Library will present a photo montage, fire equipment from the Delaware Fire Department, an origami paper crane craft, and a “Tree of Hope” where patrons may write their hopes on leaves and add them to the tree.
- Adult Titles: Remembering 9/11
- Young Readers Titles: Remembering 9/11
- Adult Titles: Printable Booklist
- Young Reader Titles: Printable Booklist
The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for Humanities.
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