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.

DCDL Bookish Blogs

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There's an online community for everyone these days. And if you're like us, you LOVE to read. In fact, you even like reading about reading and books. There are great bookish blogs out there!

Check out our list below of some of our favorites!

Book Riot - One of the most prolific and well known book blogs, Book Riot has giveaways, list, columns and more. Something for everyone to read about reading!

2017 Audie Award Finalists

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These titles are finalists for this year's Audie Awards for distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, available to download from the Ohio Digital Library or stream from our new Hoopla service. Happy listening!

In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al; music by Mike Wheaton (Hoopla)

National Library Week

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"Libraries Transform" is the theme for National Library Week in 2017.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

"Glad You Asked" April 1, 2017

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If you've come to this site after having read the "Glad You Asked" article in the Delaware Gazette, thank you, and ... April Fools! While many of these considerations I've named could be quite plausible, I will assure you, they are not on our radar for implementation at DCDL just yet. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

- Nicole


Here is the article, in full, if you missed it: