MLK Programs and Closure Notice

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This year, in an effort to give greater significance to the contributions of Dr. King and honor his legacy, the Library will operate on our regular hours on Monday, January 16, but offer many programs based on the holiday. 

On Monday, January 16, storytimes will be back on their regular schedules and they’ll have a special twist to incorporate juvenile books and activities about civil rights and freedom.

2016 Holiday Closures

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Happy Holidays from the Delaware County District Library


All locations of the Delaware County District Library will be closed the following days 
and times in order for our staff to celebrate the holidays with their friends and family: 

Saturday, December 24 - Closed All Day

Sunday, December 25 - Closed All Day

Monday, December 26 - Closed All Day

Illumination Garden

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UPDATE 1/12/17: The Illumination Garden has been taken down for the season '16-17 winter season. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to view it this inaugural year!


The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Orange Branch has transformed the Imagination Garden into the “Illumination Garden” for the holiday season, with the help of thousands of twinkling lights and a donation from Meijer.

Ostrander Book Bunch Takes A Step Back In Time

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Have you ever wanted to try on crinoline, taste hardtack, or fire a cannon?  Ostrander Branch Library’s Book Bunch kids got to do just that.  American Civil War history was the topic for the day.  Learning to sit properly in a hoop skirt, and the roles of a gun (cannon) crew were challenging and fun.  The general consensus was that hardtack tasted like a cross between bread and playdough.  Everyone seemed glad that we don’t have it as a staple in this day and age!  All in all, we had a blast! (Pun intended.)

Fairy Garden Fun

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This Labor Day weekend, families joined us for beautiful weather outside the library to make their very own fairy gardens! Kids got creative constructing and designing their gardens along with the help of family and friends. Check out some of their amazing designs in the pictures below! If you want to try out making your own fairy garden, check out one of our great books below!