Life in Delaware County

LIbrary Reopening Branches On Staggered Basis

10 Feb , 2021  

On Monday, 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.

Schedule
Delaware County District Library branches will re-open for public browsing based upon the following schedule: More…

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Library Hosting Parenting Workshops This Month

5 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware County District Library is hosting a series of parenting workshops this month, all of which are supportive, small group virtual programs to connect with other parents of small children.

Workshops designed for parents/caregivers of children ages 0-8.

Click any of the program links below for more information and registration instructions. More…

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Take Time For A Virtual Author Visit

19 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Sure, in-person events are few and far between these days. Don’t let that stand in your way of an enjoyable online visit with a published author.

British author Annie Lyons will be discussing her new novel, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett, in an event presented by the Delaware County District Library.

The book, which can be purchased through BeanBag Books, will take place on January 28 at 4:00 PM on Zoom. Cost is just $5 for members of Friends of the Delaware County District Library and $10 for non-members. More…

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Say Hello To Lynda At The Library

23 Dec , 2020  

As we head into another year where staying at home is the name of the game, it’s good to explore online options. If you are the owner of a Delaware County District Library library card, you and Lynda can get acquainted at no charge.

Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com is a massive collection of more than 12,000 online video courses led by industry experts and designed for any skill level. More…

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Personalized Picks Now Available

25 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Imagine that you crave a new book to read, but find it difficult to get ideas without personally visiting a local bookstore or library location.

With the recent changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such activities are harder than they used to be. The Delaware County District Library, for instance, has again turned to curbside and drive thru service only for book access.

There is an answer via the Library, however. It’s called “Personalized Picks.” More…

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A New Day: Groundbreaking Held For New Liberty Township Library Branch

22 Nov , 2020  

The Delaware County District Library broke ground this past week 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. “Breaking ground on the Liberty Branch Library is the next step in a process that has been community-driven from the beginning,” said Deputy Director Molly Meyers LaBadie. “From the overwhelming passage of the Library’s November 2018 levy renewal request, to community forums, website feedback, and staff input, the branch doesn’t have a corner that hasn’t been looked at with residents and users in mind.”

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at 2:00 p.m. with just ten individuals in attendance, in order to comply with current public health orders pertaining to COVID-19. The event was also streamed live to the Library’s Facebook page and broadcast on televisions in each of the Library’s four locations for staff and users within the Library to view. More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seek New Library Board Member

13 Nov , 2020  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a member to the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees.

This public board consists of seven (7) members who each serve a seven-year term on the library board. In order to be eligible for appointment, the individual must be a registered voter within the library district or Delaware County. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to serve a full term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending on Dec. 31, 2027. More…

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Libraries Resume Walkthough Browsing

5 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware; Delaware County District Library

Good news on the COVID front has resulted in good news on the library front as well.

Delaware County’s reduction from Level 3 to Level 2 has resulted in the Delaware County District Library resuming walkthrough browsing which was in place before the recent jump in the Public Health Advisory System rating.

This resulted in the opening of library doors throughout the county beginning this past Monday. More…

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Delaware County District Library Mandates Masks; Adopts New Closure Policy

14 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

UPDATED: Masks will be required beginning on Wednesday, July 15. If you do not have one, individually packaged masks will be available at each library location.

The vote was as close as it could be. In the end, the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees voted at its Monday Board Meeting to require a facial covering upon entering all library buildings.

The effective date was not announced.

In an extended and intense discussion, many issues were raised that echo positions expressed on social media and elsewhere on what has become a passionate issue. More…

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Library Announces Next Phase Of Reopening

25 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware; Delaware County District Library

Over the last three-plus months, the Delaware County District Library (DCDL) has gone through several stages of closure and reopening.

As with other libraries in Ohio, all branches closed in mid March, at which time all programs were cancelled. In late May, a step forward was made with the launch of curbside and drive-up services, which we covered in this post.

Continuing changes in state guidelines combined with a leveling off of infection statewide has given the DCDL the opportunity to take the next major step. On Wednesday, Library Director George Needham sent out the following release, which profiles changes in a number of services: More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seeking Library Board Appointee

2 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a resident of Delaware County District Library service area who is interested in the future of our library system. This public board consists of seven (7) members who each serve a seven-year term. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to serve an unexpired term ending on December 31, 2023. More…

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Library Curbside And Drive-Up Services Begin Tuesday

26 May , 2020  

Great news shared from our friends at the Delaware County District Library about what is currently available and what is coming in terms of library services:

The Delaware County District Library will begin curbside and drive-up services as early as this week. More…

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