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.

Members of the Board

Board Member Name, Position Appointing Body Term Expiration
Holly Quaine, President Commissioners December 31, 2025
Scott Tiede, Vice President Judge December 31, 2026
Connie Skinner, Secretary Commissioners December 31, 2027
Bradley Allen Commissioners December 31, 2023
Ceena Dinovo Baker Judge December 31, 2022
Nickolas K. McCoy Judge December 31, 2024
Beth Lear Commissioners December 31, 2028

 

2022 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.

January 18, 2022 Delaware Main Library Organizational & Regular Meetings Organizational Minutes; Regular Minutes
February 15 Delaware Main Library Records Commission & Regular Meetings Records Minutes; Regular Minutes
March 15 Delaware Main Library Agenda Minutes
March 30 Zoom (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) Special Meeting Special Minutes
April 12 Zoom Special Meeting Special Minutes
April 19 Delaware Main Library Agenda Minutes
May 17 Zoom (Livestream on YouTube) Agenda Minutes
June 18 Delaware Main Library Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
June 21 Delaware Main Library Agenda & Addendum
July 11 Orange Branch Library Special Meeting Agenda
July 25 Delaware Main Library Special Meeting Agenda
August 16 Delaware Main Library Agenda
September 20 Delaware Main Library Agenda
October 18 Delaware Main Library
November 15 Liberty Branch Library (TBD)
December 20 Liberty Branch Library (TBD)

More about your library

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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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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.

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.