News & Updates

Personalized Picks

Not sure what to read next? We have some ideas for you! Get your Personalized Picks now through July 27. The service won’t return until Winter Reading Club — so don’t wait!

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Summer Reading Club 2024

Hello there, adventurers! Adventure begins at your Library, and at DCDL, we’re challenging readers of ALL ages to explore the fun of Summer Reading Club. Kids ages 0-12 are welcome to join our Kids Club, teens have their own Teen Club, and readers ages 18 and older can join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

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Every Wednesday: Maker Studio Classes!

With the new Liberty Maker Studio joining our Delaware studio location, you have more options than ever to bring your creative ideas to life! Join our team every Wednesday for Maker Studio classes that will turn you into an expert in no time.

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Teens Only: Spider-Man Double Feature!

Lights, camera, action! Join us on Monday, June 3 at 4 pm at Liberty Branch Library for two Spidey movies in the teen room. This double-feature is especially for teens ages 13-18.

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Month of Hope: Cancer Awareness

Join us for a month-long event at Delaware Main Library honoring those who have fought or are still fighting cancer. Add a friend or loved one to our list of honor, pick up cancer-coping and prevention tips, or send a card.

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Read-Alikes, Book Club Picks, & More!

Ready to read something new, but you’re not sure what? NoveList Plus — free with your library card — has you covered! Finding a new book is as simple as 1-2-3.

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Everything Bridgerton!

You are cordially invited to join us on the 5th of June for high tea to discuss Lady Whisteldown herself. We will also partake in Bridgerton Bingo and observe a flower-arranging demonstration.

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The Video Game Collection

Video games are expensive; why not try it before you buy it? We have games for every major console, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.

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World Language Audiobooks

Embark on a literary journey around the world without leaving your home with Hoopla’s collection of world language audiobooks! All are FREE with your library card!

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Member for a Day at the CMA

DCDL is excited to partner with the Columbus Museum of Art to offer Culture Passes to our library cardholders! The Wonder Room has been reimagined and is open again for hands-on exploration for art lovers of all ages.

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Stroll through a StoryWalk®

Spring has sprung — and that means it’s time for a StoryWalk®. DCDL’s StoryWalk® trails are ready for your family to enjoy at Orange, Ostrander, and Powell Branch Libraries.

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Culture Passes to Franklin Park Conservatory

Culture Passes to Franklin Park Conservatory are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at any Library branch. Annual favorite Blooms & Butterflies runs through July 7.

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The Wall Street Journal Online

Now available for DCDL cardholders to read online: The Wall Street Journal! The Wall Street Journal joins more than a hundred other local, national, and international news sources that our patrons can access online, free of charge.

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We’re Hiring

The Delaware County District Library is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Branch Manager at Delaware Main Library.

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ABCmouse.com at DCDL

The multi-award-winning ABCmouse.com offers a comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2 – 8, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music. You can access it from home or from your library FREE with your DCDL card!

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Fret Zealot on Hoopla

If you play the guitar, bass, or ukulele — or if you’ve always wanted to — you need to check out Fret Zealot! It’s available now as a Binge Pass on hoopla, free with your DCDL card!

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Music on Hoopla

Tune into the mesmerizing evolution of Taylor Swift’s sound across all eras — now available on hoopla, and always free with your DCDL card!

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Games Collection

Looking for something fun to do? We’ve just added new board games to our collection — nearly 250 in all, and all available to check out and play at home.

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Download the DCDL App

Save money, save time! Get the app for easy access to digital collections, your card and account, exclusive reading recommendations, and more. It’s your library at your fingertips!

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Hoopla Kids Mode

Get ready to love Hoopla even more! Kids Mode now offers the option to require a PIN to lock and unlock Kids Mode, providing parents more control over what kids can search and download on the Hoopla app.

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All About Percy!

Did you meet Percival — or Percy, for short — at our Liberty Branch Grand Opening? He makes special appearances at storytimes and other events, and has his own newsletter especially for families with young children.

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Closed for Memorial Day

All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. We honor and mourn our military heroes who died while serving their country., and gratefully remember all of those who served, especially our own Delaware County Veterans.

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Summer Reading Kickoff

Help us kick off Summer Reading with a KidX event at Polaris Fashion Place on Wednesday, May 22 at 5 pm. Enjoy a storytime for the whole family with Mr. George the Librarian rocking out on stage, crafts, and a meet-and-greet with the Library’s mascot Percy Unicorn!

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Study Help

Know any students who are feeling stressed about finals? Your Library offers free live tutoring, writing workshops, and more through BrainFuse, and we’ve scheduled special teen-only study sessions, too!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you! Hoopla is celebrating Star Wars Day with a special collection of e-books for fans of all ages. Find comic books, early readers, chapter books, and more. Or, explore a galaxy far far away with even more Star Wars goodies at your Library!

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Central Ohio Symphony Culture Passes

The partnership between the Central Ohio Symphony and DCDL provides FREE admission to students ages 18 and under. This month, the Symphony welcomes pianist Dror Biran, who will play Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, widely considered to be the most difficult piano concerto of them all!

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Kindle Winners Announced

Thank you to EVERYONE who completed our community survey — we are grateful for your feedback. And, we’re happy to announce the winners of our Kindle Paperwhite giveaway!

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Meal Prepping Class

Join us on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm to learn common and healthy ways to practice meal prep and weekly menu planning with an educator from the Ohio State University’s local extension offices.

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Arab American Heritage Month on Kanopy

This April, join DCDL and Kanopy in celebrating the rich and diverse cultural tapestry woven by the Arab American community by taking a cinematic journey that explores their history, traditions and contemporary experiences.

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Introduction to Birding

Do you want to know more about birds or bird watching, but don’t know where to start? Join us on Thursday, April 25 for an introduction to birding with Bill Heck, a local expert on bird conservation.

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Tax Forms & Assistance

Do you need help finding or printing your tax forms? Are you a senior who needs tax preparation assistance? The Delaware County District Library can help.

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FAFSA Help from BrainFuse

Are you navigating the college financial aid process? Our partners at BrainFuse are offering FREE live help with FAFSA applications.

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Young Writers Workshop

Have an aspiring young writer? Join Friends of the DCDL and Steve Harpster, comic book author/illustrator and children’s educational presenter, as your kids write, illustrate, and publish their own books. Scholarships for this program are also available!

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Solar Eclipse 2024

We’re counting down to April 8, 2024! A total eclipse hasn’t been seen in Ohio since 1806, and the next won’t occur until 2099. Count yourself lucky that you’ll be in the right place at the right time to experience this rare and spectacular natural event!

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Closed on Eclipse Day

By recommendation of Delaware County Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of residents and visitors during the solar eclipse, all locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2024.

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Meet Author Zibby Owens

The Friends of the Library are excited to host author, podcaster, publisher and book influencer Zibby Owens for a fun Ice Cream Social Media event at the North Market in the Short North on Thursday, April 4th from 12pm-2pm.

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Women’s History Month

Join us on Hoopla Digital as we celebrate Women’s History Month! This special collection showcases the resilience, achievements, and empowerment of extraordinary women.

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Closed March 18-22

We know you love our Maker Studios, and we’re excited to announce that we have more staff joining our Studio team! To train our new Maker Studio staff members, both studios will be closed to the public the week of March 18-22.

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Community Survey

Delaware County District Library is currently working on a three-year strategic plan. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on how we’re doing, and what you’d like to see at your library in the future.

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POW! It’s The Great GeekFest

Great GeekFest is BACK on Saturday, March 9! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for the Library’s 8th all-ages comic-con. This one-of-a-kind event will feature everything from vendors and artists to comics and cosplay.

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Lifelong Learning Institute

Mark your calendar!  The Spring 2024 term of the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), designed especially for intellectually curious older adults, is scheduled from March 4 – April 12. Examine ideas, acquire knowledge and fuel your curiosity with Ohio Wesleyan University in collaboration with several Delaware-area organizations.

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Black History Month

Your Library is honoring Black History Month this February! Join with us as we recognize the achievements and history of generations of African Americans, who have helped to shape our community, state, and country.

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Recipe Swap

Learn new recipes, experiment with different flavors, and highlight your culinary creations with our recipe swap! The dishes that were shared by our patrons are now available as recipe cards at Liberty, or to download here on the website!

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New year, new craft!

Resolve to try something new in 2024! Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists — learn for free with your Library card!

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Writing Workshop

Join fellow writers at Liberty Branch Library on Saturday, February 10 for a casual writing workshop emphasizing community, feedback, and most importantly, time to write. Recommended for ages 16+.

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A Place of Warmth

With support from the community, A Place of Warmth will be open each night beginning Saturday, January 13th throughout the following Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Doors open at 8 pm. The church is located at 51 West Central Avenue in Delaware at the corner of Franklin Street and West Central Avenue.

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Closed for Presidents Day

In observance of Presidents Day, all DCDL locations will be closed on Monday, February 19. We invite you to explore our online branch today, which is open 24/7/365 (or 366 this leap year!).

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Vendor Applications Now Open!

Great GeekFest is back for 2024, and better than ever! We’re taking applications now from artists, authors, and other purveyors of fine geeky goods.

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An Afternoon with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Central Ohio Libraries are proud to present a conversation with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Sunday, February 4 at 3 pm at Upper Arlington High School.

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Help us get better!

Delaware County District Library is currently working on a three-year strategic plan. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we’re doing, and how we can better serve you in the future. It’s YOUR library, and your opinion is important to us!

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Winter Reading Club is for YOU!

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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Closed for MLK Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all DCDL locations will be closed on Monday, January 15. The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 16.

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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 Recycle Right recycling bins located at all Delaware County District Library locations.

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Christmas for Kids

Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday tales with Hoopla’s Christmas for Kids collection, a sleigh full of festive stories to make the season even merrier!

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Storytime break for Christmas

The holidays are almost here! Over the next couple weeks (Monday, December 18 through Monday, January 1), DCDL will be taking a break from Storytimes — but that doesn’t mean you have to miss Storytime fun. Come check out Storytime Anytime!

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Holiday Hours

All DCDL locations will be closed on Monday, January 1. We will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, January 2. Our Maker Studio will also have closures this season; please read on for details. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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Hanukkah for Kids

Hanukkah is December 7 – 15. Ignite the spirit of the holiday with Hoopla’s enchanting kids’ collection, where stories and traditions come alive in delightful ways.

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Remembering George Needham

The Delaware County District Library is heartbroken to share the news that our former director and friend George Needham has passed away.

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Delaware County Broadband Survey

“Internet Deserts” exist — even in Delaware County! You can help eliminate the areas where there is little or no access to reliable and affordable internet service by simply taking a survey.

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November is National Native American Heritage Month

Delaware County District Library joins The Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution and all Americans in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

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Stream Holiday Movies at Home

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly content to entertain the whole family, holiday-themed films to get into the seasonal spirit, or your favorite shows for some late-night wrapping, Kanopy has got you covered with their Home Viewing for the Holidays collection.

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Film Noir on Kanopy

Are you a fan of film noir? Then you’ll love Kanopy’s Noirvember film collection! From Kansas City Confidential to Chinatown to The Midnighters, you’ll find everything from black and white classics to new neo-noir thrillers.

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Thanksgiving for Kids

Tap into discovery! Read, listen, watch, and learn — Hoopla has so much to explore, all free with your DCDL card.

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Thanksgiving Closures

All Delaware County District Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed on Thursday, November 23. We will reopen with normal operating hours on Friday, November 24. We wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Veterans Day

All DCDL branches will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in honor of the service and sacrifice of U.S. military veterans. Please read on to learn more about those who have served, and about DCDL’s Delaware County Veterans History project.

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Voter Services

Early and absentee voting for the November 7 general election is underway. Whether you need to request an absentee ballot, read about the issues, or learn about local candidates, your Library is the place to do it!

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El Día de los Muertos Celebration

Join us at Ostrander Branch Library on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm to celebrate and learn about El Día de los Muertos, the Latin American Day of the Dead!

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Zombie-palooza on Hoopla

Hoopla is ready for Halloween with a special Zombie collection! Watch more than 100 zombie-themed movies and TV shows, all free to stream with your DCDL card.

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Fright Fest on Kanopy

Love horror films? From creepy classics to new nightmares, Kanopy has everything you need for an epic at-home Fright Fest — and they’re all free to stream with your Library card!

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Special Effects Makeup Workshops for Teens

Just in time for Halloween, we’re hosting a special effects artist who will lead three classes for tweens and teens 12 and older who are interested in learning makeup techniques for stage, film, and, of course, HALLOWEEN!

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Liberty Seed Swap

The Seed Swap has been so popular that we’re extending it an extra week, through Friday, October 13!

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Library Closed October 9

All library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for staff to attend training. Locations will reopen with regular hours beginning Tuesday, October 10.

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Central Ohio Authors & Ales

The Friends of the Library is excited to host a local authors night at Ill Mannered Brewing, featuring Amy Butcher, Lee Martin, and Thao Thai!

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People in Need Holiday Clearing House

Applications for the People in Need Holiday Clearing House 2023 are due by 3 pm this Friday, October 6. The PIN Holiday Clearing House provides gifts, winter wear, and food to Delaware County seniors and families with children permanently residing in the home.

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Open normal hours on Jug Day

The 78th running of the Little Brown Jug will take place Thursday, September 21. If you’re not attending the race, you can still come see us at the Library — we’re open normal hours!

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Liberty Plant Swap

Come get your pots now, then fill them with your cuttings, seedlings, and split native plants and house plants. Bring them back to the Liberty Branch between September 11 and 16 to share, and find some new ones to take home!

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Book Drop-Off Donation Event

Have you done some summer cleaning and are ready to donate your books? Pull around to the back parking lot at the Delaware Main Library THIS SATURDAY and drop your donation off directly to the Friends!

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September edition available now!

Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Sign up now for The Mature Reader, our monthly email newsletter devoted to Library patrons ages 55+.

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Bonus Borrows are BACK!

Through the end of August, enjoy more than 100 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more from the Hoopla Bonus Borrows collection with no deductions from your monthly borrowing limit!!

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Fan Drive 2023

It’s time for Fans for Friends — the Delaware County EMA’s annual fan drive! Donating a new box fan can make a big difference for residents who need relief from the heat.

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Labor Day Closure

All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observation of Labor Day. Don’t forget that our Digital Collections are open 24/7/365!

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Back-to-school with your Library

Take the stress out of back-to-school with our Student Learning Resources page! From new educational materials in our collection to free live online tutoring to contacting your friendly local librarian, you can find it all here.

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AIA Ohio Design Awards

DCDL is honored to have been nominated for an AIA Ohio Design Award for our new Liberty Branch Library! Do you love your new Library? Take a moment to vote!

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Delaware County Cooling Stations

With extreme heat setting in the next couple days, be sure that you know where to find a cooling station if you need it. All of your Delaware County District Libraries serve as cooling stations — and you can grab a good summer read while enjoying the air conditioning!

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We want your feedback!

It’s YOUR library, and your opinion is important to us! With the addition of our new Liberty Branch, we have five libraries to serve Delaware County. Do you visit our other branches to participate in programs and events?

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Films for Disability Pride Month

Established in recognition of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Pride Month is celebrated each July to honor those living with disabilities. Disability pride has been described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.”

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Birding Bingo

Spring migration is in full swing — but you don’t have to wait for good weather for birding fun. Stop by Liberty Branch Library and discover dozens of birds hiding in the stacks on the second floor!

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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! Anytime this graduation season, your banner can be made for just $9.

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New for You: Booklist Reader

We know that browsing full bookshelves at DCDL, while wonderful, can also be daunting. We have your solution: the American Library Association’s acclaimed publication Booklist Reader is now available to read online, free with your Library card!

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Meet Author Jeff Zentner

Join us on July 8 for a visit with Jeff Zentner, author of bestselling young adult titles “The Serpent King” and “In the Wild Light,” as well as “Goodbye Days” and “Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee.” Tickets are free and available now!

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Independence Day Closure

All DCDL locations will close at 5pm on Monday, July 3 and remain closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day. The Library will reopen with normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5.

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Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The Library will be closed on Monday, June 19 to observe and celebrate Freedom Day.

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Save the date for Medieval Faire!

Hear ye, hear ye: Medieval Faire returns to the realm! Mark your calendar now and plan to join us in Ostrander on Saturday, June 17 from 11 am – 3 pm.

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Meet Author Lisa See

Join the Friends of the Library at our beautiful new Liberty Branch Library for an unforgettable evening with Lisa See, author of beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Island of Sea Women, Shanghai Girls, and more.

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Memorial Day Closure

All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observation of Memorial Day. We join our fellow Americans in honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country.

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2023 Hours and Holiday Closures

The Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees has approved new operating hours and holiday closures for 2023. The new schedule takes effect Saturday, January 28, 2023.

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Libby replaces OverDrive on May 1

On May 1, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. Now is the time to switch to Libby, our newer reading app. Libby is faster, easier, and more intuitive, and has the same goal of connecting you to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines, wherever you go!

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Liberty Branch Library Grand Opening

We are so excited to welcome you to your new Liberty Branch Library! Please mark your calendar now and plan to join us for a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 pm.

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Our dragon has a name!

Thanks for voting! We had more than a hundred votes in person and online for our new circulation dragon. And the winner is….

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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.

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The Delaware History Portal Podcast

If you’re a history buff or interested in the Delaware County area, this is the podcast for you! Join us each month and let the Delaware, Ohio History Portal take you back in time for an epic tour of our area and the events that have shaped your home town.

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Meet Neal Shusterman

Join multiple award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and television writer Neal Shusterman for what promises to be an unforgettable evening! He will speak at Olentangy Liberty Middle School on February 8; reserve your free seat now!

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

This Saturday, February 4, DCDL is happy to be participating in the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day. This international celebration encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.

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Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, is visiting DCDL with their heralded production of Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King on Monday, January 16.

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Homeschoolers Art Gallery

Are you an at-home learner with a love for creating art? Create an original piece of art inspired by this quarter’s theme, “My Favorite Artist Is…,” drop it off at the Orange Branch by Friday, December 30th, and see it on display in our display cases throughout the month of January!

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Closed for New Year’s Eve

All DCDL locations will be closed Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2 for New Year’s. We will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, January 3. We wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2023!

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A visit with Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange is the award-winning author of New York Times bestselling novel There There. He will speak at Orange Branch Library on November 12; reserve your free seat now!

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An evening with Felicia Day

Felicia Day is a New York Times bestselling author, actor, producer, writer, and streamer. She will speak at Willis Education Center on Saturday, October 15; reserve your free ticket now!

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Join us for open office hours in October

New Delaware County District Library Director Bryan Howard will be hosting open office hours at each Library location this October to become better acquainted with our community. Branch visits are open to the public and all are welcome to stop by.

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Library Closed October 10

All library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for staff to attend training. Locations will reopen with regular hours beginning Tuesday, October 11.

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Join us for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog film and trivia night!

In 2008, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day starred in Joss Whedon’s internet-only mini-musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” Now watch it on the big screen at the Strand Theatre on Tuesday, October 4!

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Sidewalk Repair at Delaware Main

Delaware Main Library’s front entrance and sidewalk is scheduled for repair beginning Monday, September 12. Although the main entrance will not be accessible, the Library will remain open.

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An evening with author Damon Mosley

Join us for a conversation with author Damon Mosley and the Delaware African American Heritage Council, followed by a meet and greet and book signing of Mosley’s new book, “Smile for We!”

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New DCDL Director Announced

The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Bryan Howard has been confirmed and has accepted to serve as director of the Library, replacing George Needham, who will be retiring on September 30.

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Needham named 2022 Hall of Fame Librarian

The Delaware County District Library is proud to announce that the Ohio Library Council has named George Needham their 2022 Hall of Fame Librarian!

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Fan Drive 2022

It’s time for the Delaware County EMA annual fan drive! Donating a new box fan can make a big difference for residents who need relief from the heat.

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Parking Lot Repair at Delaware Main

On Monday, August 8, Delaware Main Library’s parking lot will be filled and sealed, which will result in a lack of access to both the front and rear lots. However, the branch will remain open.

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From Book to Film at Gateway

Gateway Film Center is excited to announce the return of their free summer movie series; this year, the series features movies based on your family’s favorite books to encourage a love of literacy and film from a young age.

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Evening Storytimes Return

The return of warmer weather and Summer Reading Club also marks the return of evening Storytime! We’ve scheduled lots of storytimes at each of our locations, and one is sure to be perfect for your family.

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Concert on the Lawn

The Village Brass of the Central Ohio Symphony will take you on a musical journey through time. Bring chairs or blankets for a fun and casual outdoor evening concert at Ostrander Branch Library. If it rains, the show will still go on — inside!

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Blood Drive at Orange Branch Library

Orange Branch Library is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 28. Just one hour of your time can help save three lives! Blood donated helps patients at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

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Hiring Event for Liberty Branch Library

Push books with us. It’s the most fun! The Delaware County District Library will be holding open interviews on Thursday, June 23 for full and part-time positions at the new Liberty Branch Library.

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Celebrate Freedom!

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. We’re marking this federal holiday with crafts and activities in all of our branches this month. Come learn more with us!

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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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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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