Especially for adults 55 & better!

DCDL offers an array of programming and services for adults ages 55+ that are designed to reflect the wide interests of today’s mature adults. Come check out our book clubs, schedule tech help, attend events and programs, and connect with other seniors.

Browse this page for programs and services of special interest to our older adult patrons. And if you have a great idea for something new, please share it with us — we’re listening!

Special thanks to our partner organizations:

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There's always something fun and interesting at your library! Check out these additional programs and services.

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The Mature Reader E-mail Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with our monthly newsletter devoted to our patrons age 55+. The Mature Reader features upcoming adult programs at the Library and with our partner organizations, free events around Delaware County, new large print, audio, and e-books, and much more!

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Culture Passes

Looking for something fun to do? Check out a Culture Pass from your Library for free admission and discounts to the Columbus Museum of Art and other partner destinations. Visit our Culture page for complete details on how to get and use your Culture Pass.

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Delaware County Veterans History Project

If you, a relative or someone you know has served in any branch of the armed forces, and has a connection with Delaware County, we would love to hear from you! The Delaware County District Library’s Delaware County Veterans and Heroes project seeks to gather, preserve and make accessible the experiences of all county veterans.

Friends of the DCDL

Love the Library and want to get more involved? The Friends of the Library (FOL) serve as a support group for the DCDL system. They host book sales and children’s and adult events. The FOL also helps fund special activities like exhibits, holiday parties, book discussions, Summer Reading Club, and more.

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Genealogy and History

Interested in learning about your family history? If so, you’ll be amazed by the resources available for free at your library. In addition to having access to, Heritage Quest, and Family Search, you can join us in the Local History Room at the rear of the Delaware Main Library for hands-on genealogy research help! Every Thursday and Saturday, volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be available to assist patrons.

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Golden Buckeye Card

Are you an Ohio resident age 60+? If so, you’re eligible for a Golden Buckeye card — apply for one now and reap the benefits of discounts and freebies all around the state. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976! Ohioans age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are also eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card.

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Lifelong Learning Institute

Examine ideas, acquire knowledge and fuel your curiosity as part of the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) of Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU). In collaboration with several Delaware-area organizations, the LLI offers a variety of educational programs for intellectually curious older adults ages 55+. Scholarships are available!

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The Memory Care Collection

The Memory Care Collection at DCDL contains resources for individuals experiencing memory loss, their caregivers and family members, and assisted living activity directors. Browse the collection to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and to stimulate the mind from the onset of symptoms through end-of-life care.

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Outreach Services

The Outreach Services Department extends the library beyond our walls by bringing books, DVDs and other library materials to individuals and facilities such as preschools, daycares and senior living communities. Home delivery service is also available to individuals unable to visit the library because of physical limitations.

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Preservation Parks of Delaware County

Preservation Parks is committed to preserving Delaware County’s natural areas, which are home to thousands of native plant and animal species and are special places for people. Preservation Parks offers many programs, including a popular “Golden Marathon” hiking series for older adults.

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A valued partner organization, SourcePoint is Delaware County’s comprehensive aging services provider. SourcePoint provides adults ages 55 and older with in-home care services – such as Meals on Wheels and personal care – to help seniors live independently at home. SourcePoint also offers hundreds of community programs on-site in their enrichment center and off-site throughout the county for everything from art to travel.

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Voter Information

Find important voting dates and information all in once place. Our Voter Information page has links to register to vote, find your polling location, request an absentee ballot, and find the date of the next election. You’ll also find a handy FAQ and quick links to reach your elected representatives.

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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.