Ostrander Book Groups' 2017 Favorites

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The Ostrander Adult Book Discussion Group met in July for their annual Reader's Party and came up with this list of highly recommended books for the year:


The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

The Finisher by David Baldacci

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillian

Hamilton: the Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter

Sacred Ground by Eboo Patel

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key


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This week, the Delaware County District Library is participating in a national effort to help ensure that disabled voters’ voices are heard. This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 17-21, 2017 as National Disability Voter Registration Week. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Libraries have always had close partnerships with local boards of election to help with voter registration.

Powell Library Closed July 1

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UPDATE: As of Sunday, July 2, Powell Branch Library will open and operate under regular business hours. 


Delaware, OH:  -- Due to a loss of power in the Powell area, the Delaware County District Library Powell Branch has closed for the remainder of the day, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Delaware Main, Orange and Ostrander branch libraries will continue to operate on their regular business hours. 

All other material holds, renewals and e-resources can be accessed 24/7 online.

T'was a Grand Olde Time at the Medieval Faire

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The 4th Annual Ostrander Branch’s Medieval Faire was even bigger and better than ever this year! The Knights of the Rose Jousting Troupe presented two outstanding performances sharing with one and all a variety of jousting games. The horses were gorgeous and the riders were skilled providing for a great series of contests that were both informative and entertaining. 

Summer Programs & Events

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Last summer more than 6,500 readers read over 33,000 hours. Let’s try and beat that in 2017! This summer, we’re trying to build a better world by using reading to build our dreams. It’s reflected in our summer reading theme: "Dream It. Read It. Build It." From May 25 to August 4 every DCDL location will be ready with prizes for hitting your 6 and 12 hour bench marks. The branches will be hosting weekly programs to grow your brain, too.

Introducing: HOOPLA!

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We are excited to announce the introduction of hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to Delaware County District Library patrons through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles in formats like movies, TV, music albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels.

Hoopla is easily accessed all in one location with one login, from your computer, tablet, smartphone or the digital app. With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no late fees and no special steps to use it.