News & Updates

Winter Reading Club

The annual Winter Reading Club at the Delaware County District Library runs December 1 through January 31. Keep the excitement for reading and lifelong learning going over the winter months.

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Recycle Your Holiday String Lights!

Don’t throw away those strands of holiday string lights that no longer work — recycle them with us! Drop your unwanted string lights into the gift-wrapped recycling boxes located at all Delaware County District Library locations.

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Personalized Picks

Not sure what to read next? Personalized Picks, DCDL’s specialized service to help you find your next favorite read, is back for a limited time!

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Games Collection

Looking for some holiday fun? You’re in luck! We’ve assembled a collection of more than 160 games guaranteed to add some excitement to your upcoming holiday gatherings.

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Telling A People’s Story

Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibition includes 130 pieces of art from 33 artists and 95 books, and spans 50 years of creativity. The exhibition can be viewed at the Delaware Library from January 3-31, and Orange Branch Library from February 1-28. Read on for more details!

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Educational Resources for Students

Visit our Student Learning Resources page as your one-stop-shop for all things “Back to School.” From how to contact a librarian to what new educational materials are available for checkout, you can find it all here.

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Smile Button Project

The DCDL Community & Family Outreach Services Department is making Smile Buttons for you to show off your beautiful smile, while still wearing a facial covering. Great for teachers, front line workers, caregivers, retail and restaurant industries, or any other needs you may have.

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Download the DCDL App

Access the Delaware County District Library with the tap of a finger. Explore recent releases, search the catalog, check your account, find out about upcoming events, and check branch locations and hours. With easy access to digital collections and easy renewals, it’s your library at your fingertips.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Kits Available via Curbside or Drive-Up

The Delaware County District Library joins more than 130 of Ohio’s public libraries to distribute at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free when you request them at any location via Curbside or Drive-Up Window service.

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New Comic Books & Graphic Novels on Libby

The Delaware County District Library has added some POW! to our digital collection with an upgraded Ohio Digital Library package of 2,800 comic books and graphic novels for our readers to choose from.

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Stroll through a StoryWalk®

If the crisp autumn weather has you craving some quality time outside with your family, try stopping by a Delaware County District Library StoryWalk®. A StoryWalk is a disassembled children’s book featured on different panels around a path or trail.

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Veterans Day 2021

This Veterans Day, we gratefully remember all of those who served, especially our own Delaware County Veterans! We’re honoring our Veterans all month long and invite you to celebrate our heroes with us. Read on to learn more!

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POW! It’s The Great GeekFest

Coming to you LIVE from YouTube, the Library’s annual all-ages comic-con is back again this year with a full day of virtual programming – and a couple tricks up our sleeves, as well.

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Introducing the Memory Care Collection

The Community & Family Outreach Services Department has introduced a Memory Care Collection to the Delaware County District Library catalog to help guide individuals experiencing memory loss, their caregivers and family members, and assisted living activity directors toward useful tools that can stimulate the mind.

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National Voter Registration Day

On September 28, 2021, celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a cross-country effort to register voters ahead of critical state and local elections in 2021 and midterm elections in 2022.

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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.

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Celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week

DCDL is proud to announce our participation in the National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) during the week of September 13-20, 2021.

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Summer Reading Club 2021

The unofficial kick-off to the summer begins on June 1 with the Delaware County District Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Club, “Tails and Tales.” The annual reading program will run June 1 through July 23 for all ages.

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Construction at Delaware Main Library

Construction at the front entrance of the Delaware Main Library is scheduled for Sunday, November 7 through Sunday, November 14. We will remain OPEN during this time; please use the side entrance (near the flagpole) to enter the library. Keep reading to see what’s in store!

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Thanksgiving Closures

All Delaware County District Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 24, and remain closed on Thursday, November 25. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Friday, November 26. We wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

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View Our New Digital Catalog

DCDL launched our new digital catalog on June 14. Type what you’re looking for into the search bar at the top of any page on delawarelibrary.org and discover what’s new.

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New Hours, Study Rooms & More

Your DCDL now has lots of updates available to make life a little easier for you. Read on to see some of the changes we’ve already implemented, as well details on the changes to come.

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Call for Entries Open for Senior Showcase 2021

Who do you know that is age 55 or over and has an artistic calling in their life? The Senior Showcase: Art After 55 juried art exhibit and competition is back again this fall.

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2021 Virtual Teen Job Fair

This year’s virtual teen job fair will feature employers who hire teens ages 14+, tips and tricks for writing that resume and cover letter, the Dos and Don’ts of interviewing, and more all in a fun Bitmoji style! Not sure what that is? Click to check it out.

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All Library Branches Are Open for Browsing

All of our Delaware County District Library locations are now once again open for patrons to browse materials on our shelves and access the public computers. Please stop by and visit us the next time you’re near one of our locations.

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Tax Forms & Information

Do you need help finding or printing your tax forms? The Delaware County District Library can help.

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Author Visit with Kate Quinn & Martha Hall Kelly

The Friends of the Library are bringing two best-selling historical fiction authors to you in one virtual author visit event on Thursday, April 29 at 7 PM.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Liberty Branch

The Delaware County District Library broke ground on November 18 on the newest facility to be added to the library system, the Liberty Branch Library. Located at 7468 Steitz Road in Powell, the building will be the fifth brick-and-mortar location for DCDL, with other buildings in Delaware, Ostrander, Orange Township, and downtown Powell.

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Public Health Alert Levels

What do the public health alert levels mean for you?

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Celebrating Black History Month

No matter how you celebrate Black History Month, we hope that you’ll take the opportunity to read, watch or listen to something new this month, with help from the librarians at DCDL.

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Plans for Reopening Coming Soon

On Monday, February 8, the Delaware County District Library announced plans to stagger reopening at all library locations between February 22 and March 2. Based on the reopening schedule, buildings will again be open to the public for walkthrough browsing and computer access.

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Delaware County’s Kids Got Talent

Think you know a Delaware County kid who’s got talent? Let’s see it!

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Voter Services

Whether you need to register to vote, request your absentee ballot, or read about the issues or candidates in an upcoming election, your Library is the place to do it! Visit www.delawarelibrary.org/vote or stop in for more information.

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Great GeekFest Comic-Con becomes GeekWeek!

This year would be the five-year anniversary of the free comic-convention for all ages in Delaware County and we had big plans. Even though many of those plans have been put on hold this year, the planning team has still put together a fantastic week of virtual events for our comic-con attendees.

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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.