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 volunteer@delawarelibrary.org.

Volunteens

Volunteens must be 13-17 years old and have a parent or guardian’s permission to volunteer. For more information, please contact our Volunteen Coordinator at volunteens@delawarelibrary.org.

Our Volunteen program will remain virtual this summer (2021). We will not have any in-person volunteering. The list of virtual/distant volunteer opportunities will be shared with you upon completion of the application process.

Additionally, as we prepare to open our new Liberty Branch next summer (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 will be our Teen Advisory Board, which will continue to meet on a monthly basis and can be used for one monthly service hour.

Keep an eye on the Library’s Teen Services Page, which we will update to include a list of other local organizations that utilize teen volunteers. Otherwise, be sure to complete any service hours you need before July 31st!

Applications will close after Wednesday, June 30th.

Volunteen Application

Delaware Library

Book & Material Donations

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 and a lack of available storage, Delaware Library locations are not accepting donated materials at this time.

Stay Tuned: We will accept donations of books and materials in good condition at all our library branches sometime in the future. 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 ptaylor@delawarelibrary.org.

Here are some additional ways you can donate items in the meantime.

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 www.delawarelibraryfriends.org. 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.