Support the Library

You can support the Library in a variety of ways, from contributing financially, donating gently used books and DVDs, or by sharing your time and talents. Whatever avenue you choose, your support is greatly appreciated!

How To Support

Adult Volunteers

Anyone at least 18 years of age who is interested in volunteering at the Library can apply online. However, the Delaware County District Library is not accepting Volunteer applications at this time. If you have questions, please email us at


As we prepare to open our new Liberty Branch in 2022, we are going to review and restructure the Volunteen program to better suit our growing system. For this reason, we will not have any volunteer opportunities during the 2021-22 school year.

The only exception is our Teen Advisory Board, which will continue to meet on a monthly basis and can be used for one monthly service hour. For more information and to register for a TAB session, visit our events calendar!

In the meantime, if you are looking for volunteer opportunities, check out Connections Volunteer Center, a branch of HelpLine that coordinates the referral and placement of volunteers for more than 60 different agencies in Delaware County!

The application link will return to this page in Spring 2022.

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Book & Material Donations

The Friends of the Delaware County District Library accepts donations of books and materials in good condition at all our library branches. Books not added to the Library collection are given to the Friends of the Library for their book sales, which generate funds to support the Library. If you wish to donate a large number of books or have questions, please contact Circulation Manager Pam Taylor at 740-362-3861 or

Please note that we cannot accept the following: periodicals, magazines, newspapers, journals, activity books, Readers Digest Condensed books, VHS, LP albums, audio cassettes, travel or computer books over 3 years old, outdated law or medical text, Playaway audiobooks, galley proofs or advanced reader copies.

Here are some additional ways you can donate items.

Friends of the Library

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. Join the Friends of the Delaware County District Library! Learn more about the Friends and their activities at Memberships and donations are tax-deductible.

Friends of the Year – 2018

The Friends of the Delaware County District Library were awarded the Ohio Friends of the Library Recognition Award in 2018 by the Ohio Library Council.

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.