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Please contact Communications Manager Nicole Fowles at or 740-362-3861 with additional questions or press inquiries. 

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COVID-19 Resources & Updates

The Delaware County District Library is referring all COVID-19/coronavirus questions directly to the Delaware General Health District, Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites. Local government questions can be sent to Delaware County leadership.

Please browse the plans and resources below to see what your library is doing to help prevent the spread of disease, and protect our public and staff.

Board Passes Updated Health Plan, Requires Masks
DCDL Response to Color-Coded Alert Levels
Press release: Library Trustees Approve COVID-19 Contingency Plan, Enforce Facial Coverings. Posted July 13, 2020. 4:45 p.m.

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Press release: Board of Trustees will Hold Special Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Protocols. Posted July 8, 2020. 1:30 p.m.

Next Phase of Reopening
Press release: Expanded Hours, Walkthrough Browsing, and Computer Use Coming Soon. Posted June 24, 2020. 9:15 a.m.

Curbside and Drive-Up Services Announced
Press release: Delaware Library Curbside and Drive-Up Services Begin May 26. Posted May 20, 2020. 10:00 a.m.

Library Working on Phased Reopening
Press release: Delaware Library is Working to Reopen with Safety in Mind. Posted April 30, 2020. 5:10 p.m.

Closures Remain until May 4
Press release: Delaware Library Extends Closure to May 4. Posted March 31, 2020. 5:15 p.m.

All Library Branches Closed
Press release: UPDATE: Library closed March 16 through April 5. Posted March 14, 2020. 6:00 p.m.

Library Announces Closures
Press release: Library programs canceled immediately and branches closed effective March 17. Posted March 12, 2020. 4:45 p.m.

Library Steps for Prevention
Press release: COVID-19 Prevention Protocols at the Library. Posted March 11, 2020. 11:45 a.m.

Economic Resources
Local and federal resources for business assistance, provided by OneColumbus and Columbus Region Chambers of Commerce.

Unemployment Resources

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Off the Shelf Radio Show

Friday mornings just got a little more exciting with the Delaware County District Library radio show, “Off the Shelf.” The show airs on WDLR 1270 AM and 96.7 FM every Friday at 9 a.m. and rebroadcasts on Sundays at 9 a.m. You can also catch past episodes on the Off the Shelf podcast.

Hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles, DCDL’s director and communications manager, respectively, provide a half-hour update of things happening in the Library world and around the Delaware County community.

George and Nicole keep things current, relating hot topics and trends of today with materials and resources available at the Library. Listen to find your next best read or to decide what Library program you’ll attend in the coming week.

The program can be listened to live on 1270 AM or 96.7 FM, streamed online, or found on the Library’s Podcast channel. When you click “Listen Live” you can also listen to past broadcasts of the program. In the “Menu” under “Streams” click the third button with a microphone for “On-Demand Streaming” and scroll down to find “Off the Shelf.”

Off the Shelf radio show is sponsored with funding from the Friends of the Delaware County District Library.

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Glad You Asked

Subscribers to the Delaware Gazette will see the weekly library-oriented column, “Glad You Asked,” featured on Saturdays in print or online at a later date. 

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.