News & Updates

Medieval Faire

Horses, jousting, costumes, and more: Medieval Faire is back for 2022, and better than ever! Mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Ostrander on Saturday, June 4 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Read More

Memorial Day 2022

On Memorial Day, we honor and mourn our military heroes who died while serving their country. We gratefully remember all of those who served, especially our own Delaware County Veterans! Read on to learn more about local veterans of our armed services.

Read More

Summer Reading Club 2022

The unofficial kick-off to summer begins May 28 with the Delaware County District Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Club, “Oceans of Possibilities.” The annual reading program will run through August 19 for all ages, infant through adult!

Read More

Memorial Day Closure

All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. We join our fellow Americans in honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country.

Read More

Homeschoolers Art Gallery at Orange Branch Library

Are you an at-home learner with a love for creating art? Create an original piece of art inspired by this year’s summer reading club theme “Oceans of Possibilities”, drop it off at the Orange Branch by Friday, June 24th, and see it on display in our display cases throughout the month of July!

Read More

Now Hiring for Liberty Branch Library

The Delaware County District Library is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions at our new Liberty Branch Library, opening Fall 2022.

Read More

Member for a Day at the CMA

Delaware County District Library is excited to partner with the Columbus Museum of Art to offer Culture Passes to our library cardholders! Culture Passes provide FREE admission for up to eight people to the CMA.

Read More

Welcome, Percy!

We are so excited for you to meet our newest staff member, Percival — or Percy, for short! He appeared like magic one day in the Imagination Garden at the Orange Branch Library and we made him part of the DCDL family on the spot.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

2022 Author Series

We are delighted to announce our 2022 author series! Next up, on Saturday, October 15: author and actress Felicia Day! Learn more about her visit and the other authors visiting DCDL this year.

Read More

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.

Read More

We’re Hiring

The Delaware County District Library is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

An evening with Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, essayist, and actress. She will speak at Chappelear Drama Center on Friday, May 20; tickets are on sale now!

Read More

Create your banner at the Maker Studio

Do you have a graduating Senior? DCDL is here to make your life a little easier with personalized 4′ x 2′ banners honoring grads! Because our Maker Studio only charges for the cost of materials, one banner can be made for just $9.

Read More

Delaware Library Closed for Entry Repair

Beginning May 16, the entryway at the front of the Delaware Library will be repaired. Delaware Main Library will be closed May 16 – 21 during construction.

Read More

Student Art Show 2022

Come take in the talents of high school students throughout the county! The annual student art show is here for your enjoyment through this Saturday, May 14.

Read More

Orange Branch Library Closed

Much needed repairs to our Orange Branch Library parking lot are underway. Because the entire parking lot is involved, Orange Branch, including the drive-thru window, will be closed this week during construction.

Read More

Celebrate Poetry Month with our Poet-Tree

Help us celebrate Poetry Month by contributing to our community Poet-Tree, on display at the Orange Branch Library through the month of April.

Read More

William Kent Krueger, bestselling author, to visit DCDL

Friends of the Delaware County District Library are hosting bestselling author William Kent Krueger on Wednesday, April 27; join us for an intimate 3-course lunch at Napa, and later for a presentation and book signing at The Barn at Stratford!

Read More

Liberty Branch Update

Are you excited for the completion of our new Liberty Branch Library? So are we! Listen to Director George Needham detail the progress that has been made since the groundbreaking in November, 2020.

Read More

Library Weekend with the Columbus Clippers

All DCDL cardholders can celebrate “Library Weekend at Huntington Park” April 15 – 17, 2022. During the weekend, receive a $2 discount on any game against the Syracuse Mets.

Read More

The A-Mazing Story Contest

Can you write an “A-Mazing” story to guide young readers through the tall grasses and paths of Boardman Arts Park’s new A-Mazing Garden Maze to find Joey the Muffler Boy and his Dog at the center?

Read More

A Visit with Terri Libenson

Mark your calendar NOW! Bestselling author Terri Libenson will visit the Delaware Main Library for a presentation, live drawing demo, and Q&A on Saturday, April 9.

Read More

Book Release Party

Join us on Monday, March 14 from 6-8 pm as we celebrate Mindy McGinnis’ much-anticipated sequel to The Initial Insult with a book launch and signing with the author, hosted by Beanbag Books!

Read More

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.

Read More

Orange Branch At Home Winter Film Festival

Are there movies out there you’re afraid you have missed? Do you want to check the AFI Top 100 Films list off your bucket list? Join the Orange Branch for an At Home Winter Film Festival as we work our way through all of the Top 100 Films, as voted by the American Film Institute.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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 Summer Reading Club!

Read More

Closed for Level 2 Snow Emergency

All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Monday, January 17, due to a level 2 snow emergency in Delaware County. We plan to reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, January 18.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Closed New Year’s Day

All DCDL locations will be closed Saturday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We will reopen with normal hours on Monday, January 3. We wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2022!

Read More

Holiday Hours

All DCDL locations will be closed from December 24-26. Delaware and Orange Libraries will reopen with normal hours on Monday, December 27; Powell and Ostrander Branch Libraries will welcome you back on Tuesday, December 28. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Tax Forms & Information

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Public Health Alert Levels

What do the public health alert levels mean for you?

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Delaware County’s Kids Got Talent

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.