About Us

Mission Statement

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.

Vision Statement

The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) and its branches are vibrant centers of activity for residents and visitors in Delaware County. DCDL provides an inviting environment that encourages reading, learning, community discussion, and supports lifelong discovery. We are proud to be recognized for engaging minds, expanding opportunities, and improving the quality of life for Delaware County residents.

Library Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Library. They set Library policy, hire and supervise the Director and Fiscal Officer, approve the Library’s budget and financial practices, and create the Library’s strategic plans. Four board members are appointed by Delaware County Commissioners while the other three board seats come from Court of Common Pleas appointments.

Board of Trustees 2023
Pictured from left to right: Trustees Scott Tiede, Brad Allen, Lori Kipfer, Holly Quaine, Library Director Bryan Howard, Connie Skinner, Nickolas McCoy, Reginald Ike

 

Members of the Board

Board Member Name, Position Appointing Body Term Expiration
Holly Quaine Commissioners December 31, 2025
Scott Tiede, President Judge December 31, 2026
Connie Skinner, Secretary Commissioners December 31, 2027
Bradley Allen, Vice President Commissioners December 31, 2030
Lori Kipfer Judge December 31, 2029
Nickolas K. McCoy Judge December 31, 2024
Reginald Ike Commissioners December 31, 2028

 

2024 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 PM and are open to the public. Meetings will take place in a Delaware County District Library locations or online. Agendas will be posted prior to the meetings. If you have any questions or comments for the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees, please submit them to board@delawarelibrary.org. For past meeting minutes, agendas or inquiries, please contact us.

 

2024 January 16 Delaware Main Library Agenda (Regular, Organizational),
Financials (1, 2)
Minutes (Regular, Organizational)
February 20 Orange Branch Library Agenda (Regular, Records), Financials (1, 2) Minutes (Regular, Records Commission)
March 19
Liberty Branch Library Agenda, Financials (1, 2)* Minutes
April 16 Delaware Main Library Agenda, Financials (1, 2) Minutes
May 21
Orange Branch Library Agenda, Financials (1, 2)
June 18 Liberty Branch Library
July 16
No Regular Meeting
August 20
Delaware Main Library
September 17
Orange Branch Library
October 15
Liberty Branch Library
November 19 Delaware Main Library
December 17 Orange Branch Library

* Delaware County District Library in Delaware, Ohio has completed and submitted to the Auditor of State its annual financial report for 2023. The 2023 financial report is available at the office of the fiscal officer located at 84 E Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015. It may also be downloaded at this link.

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History

For over 100 years, the Delaware County District Library has been dedicated to serving the interests and changing needs of our customers through a variety of resources, materials, programs, and services.

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Holidays and Special Hours

Visit our holidays and special hours page for a full list of holiday closures, special hours, and access to the policy adopted by the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees.

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Staff

Please contact us with any questions.

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Strategic Plan

Participants in a Community Visioning Workshop in 2012 helped develop the Strategic Plan that the Library currently seeks to serve.

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Media Requests

For more information on the stories, programs, and services found at Delaware County District Library or general media inquiries, please contact

The Communications Department offices are located at the Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of DCDL serves in an advisory capacity to help create a welcoming and safe environment in the library for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, and socioeconomic status. They advise the library in five main areas:

  1. Programs and Services – Offering library programs and services that reflect the diversity of our community.
  2. Collection Development – Providing library materials that serve as mirrors for our community’s experiences as well as windows into the experiences of others.
  3. Staff Development – Providing ongoing and intentional training opportunities on DEI topics for all staff.
  4. Community Outreach – Building relationships and partnerships with marginalized groups in our community.
  5. Policies and Procedures – Reviewing library policies and procedures to ensure they are equitably serving staff and patrons of all backgrounds.
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2023 Board of Trustees Minutes

Following are the agendas and meeting minutes from 2023 Board of Trustees meetings.

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2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Following are the agendas and meeting minutes from 2022 Board of Trustees meetings.

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.