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Upcoming Events brought to you by the Friends of the Library

posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:56 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

The Orange Branch will be hosting a Book Sale you won’t want to miss! Browse hundreds of titles in hardcover and paperback to fill your own book shelves! Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, music, audiobooks and other genres. Bring your FOL bag to fill, or become a member at the sale, or just browse and buy… SUPPORT THE FRIENDS, SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY!           
ALL proceeds benefit the Library, so mark your calendar now.
27th:   5 – 8pm
28th:   9am – 4pm
29th:   12 – 3pm
The Delaware Branch will take a turn hosting a Book Sale. Benefit your Library by browsing and buying great summer reads! Stock up here for the whole family and you’ll be ready for summer vacations and fun with the kids. Here are the dates:
18th:   5 – 8pm
19th:   9am – 4pm
20th:   12 – 3 pm
Watch for further information on the greatest event of the year, when ERIC LITWIN of Pete the Cat  fame will be here in Delaware County! Eric Litwin is the #1 Best Selling Author who brings literacy and music together. JUNE 9 is the date, Ohio Wesleyan University, Gordon Field House is the place, and there will be 2 shows! The Friends of DCDL will keep you in the loop so you won’t miss any information about this exciting event for your young children, ages 3 – 10. Join the Friends and the email list for up-to-date publicity!

Friends of the Library Events You Won't Want to Miss!

posted Jan 21, 2018, 5:25 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

January 20:  Pop-up Book Sale at the Orange Branch. This is an indoor sale from 9am – 1pm. Come in to warm up and browse through Children’s books, adult fiction and non-fiction, puzzles, coloring books and more! All proceeds benefit your library! It’s a great time to stock up on some winter reading.

January 29:  Meet George Needham, Director of the DCDL, at the first Coffee with George event this year! George will greet you at the Orange Branch at 10am. Enjoy some refreshments, find out about the Library’s plans for this year, ask your questions, maybe even take a tour of the inner workings of the library! This is a wonderful benefit for FOL members – check it out!

February 17:  Need more books?  The Powell Branch will host this Book Sale from 9am – 1pm.  We’ll stock this with a great selection for the kids, teens, and adults. Come browse, buy, and benefit!

March 10:  New and exciting!  This is the premier Young Writers Workshop, presented by DCDL. Give your young writers (ages 4-6) a chance to explore the basics of writing and illustrating their own story. The workshops are from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Orange Branch, and 1 – 3pm at Delaware Main Library.  These are led by local illustrator, comic book author and children’s educational presenter, Steve Harpster. Please see the FOL newsletter for more details, as well as all DCDL locations closer to the time of the workshops.

March 12:  Coffee with George, Delaware Main Library at 10am. If you missed the chance to meet our DCDL Director George Needham in January, go for this one!

Support us when you shop this holiday season

posted Nov 7, 2017, 8:12 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Friends Of The Delaware County District Library.

Support us when you shop this holiday season

Fall Events

posted Sep 24, 2017, 1:44 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

Please join the Friends of the Library in supporting DCDL with these upcoming events.

Coffee with George:  Monday 9/25 at 7:00pm, Powell Branch. This is a wonderful benefit for FOL members. Meet George Needham, our DCDL Director, hear all about the Library, ask your questions, enjoy refreshments, and take a tour.

Book Sale: the last book sale of this year takes place at the Delaware Main Library Sept 29, 5 – 8pm, Sept 30, 9am – 4pm, and October 1, 12 noon – 3pm. Browse hundreds of first-rate books, and every dollar benefits the Library. You can’t beat the prices, and FOL members get a discount.  Become a member while you’re at the sale and get a book bag to fill with your favorite titles.

Celebrate 10 Years of Friends of the DCDL Library: to mark the FOL’s milestone birthday, we are holding celebrations at each of the 4 branches in October. This coincides with Friends of the Library Week, October 15 -21. Join us for cupcakes, cookies, balloons, face painting, games, and more. Bonus: new members who sign at the birthday party will receive a free FOL book bag for shopping at our 2018 book sales.  All Birthday events are from 2 – 4pm

                Sunday, Oct 8       Delaware

                Saturday, Oct 14  Ostrander

                Sunday, Oct 15     Orange

                Sunday, Oct 22      Powell

Annual Meeting: November 2, at 6:30 in Delaware Main Library’s Community Room. The public is invited to the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting for an evening of information and entertainment. There will be a musical performance, Keynote Speaker Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch, Director George Needham’s State of the Library report, advance copy book giveaways, and of course birthday cake!

News for May

posted May 16, 2017, 7:58 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

It’s time for the next Bargain Book Sale! The Friends of the Library will host this fundraiser at the Delaware Branch, 84 E Winter St, Delaware, on May 19, 20, and 21.  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT YOUR LIBRARY!  All days are open to the public, and Friends members receive a discount. Browse through hundreds of hardcovers, paperbacks, audio and more! If you haven’t been to one of these sales, try this one and you won’t believe what you can walk away with!

The days and hours are:

·         FRIDAY MAY 19         5 – 8 PM

·         SATURDAY MAY 20  9 AM – 4 PM

·         SUNDAY MAY 21      12 – 3 PM


Support the Friends, Support your Library!


Next up:  benefit the Library while eating barbeque! Yes! Grab a City BBQ flyer at any DCDL branch or at the Delaware branch book sale, and bring it to City BBQ on JUNE 5 A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends from all the customers who present the flyer when they order. Bring your flyer, get great food, and support DCDL on June 5!


ALSO ON JUNE 5 meet Friends of the Library, sign up for a library card at the DCDL bookmobile, and have a great time at the Lolli-Pops! Summer Children’s Concert held at Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street, Powell.  Other summer dates are July 10 and August 7. The June 5 concert features The Marvelous Toy! Stop by the Friends of the Library table for information and a gift!


Did you miss the last COFFEE WITH GEORGE? You have another chance coming up, on June 14 at 10AM at the Ostrander Branch! This is a fun way to meet library staff, learn about library workings and events, and chat with George Needham our DCDL Director. Refreshments are provided! Please RSVP to




posted Apr 13, 2017, 1:37 PM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 1:41 PM ]

You are invited to the NEW Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Orange Branch on April 21, 22 and 23! What’s NEW? The renowned bargain book sale is expanded to 3 days! The Friday evening sale (April 21 from 5-8pm) is now open to the public. Members of the Friends of the Library will enjoy discounts each day of the sale! Grab your Friends book bag or buy one with a membership at the sale, and fill it with first-rate books of all genres. You’ll also find music, audio books, and more! ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE BENEFIT THE LIBRARY! See you there!
Friday April 21   5-8pm
Saturday April 22   9am – 4pm
Sunday April 23   12noon – 3pm
Mark your calendars now and watch for news of the next Book Sale, May 19, 20, and 21 at the Delaware Branch!

This year is the 10th ANNIVERSARY of the DCDL Friends of the Library! Support your Library by Supporting the Friends!

The new Coffees with George, a benefit for members of FOL, are a great success! Meet George Needham, director of the DCDL at the next Coffee, June 14 at the Ostrander Branch, 10am. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the inside scoop from George himself and enjoy some refreshments!

Donate Kroger Rewards to Friends of the Library! Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and support your Delaware County District Library. Kroger will pay the FOL up to $50,000 quarterly based on the percentage of spending to all participating organizations.
Friends of the DCDL
Organization Number 80537

Support the Friends, support your Library by dining at City Barbeque in Powell on June 5. See you there!

Powell Art & Book Sale

posted Jan 17, 2017, 10:10 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

Join us January 28 from 9am to noon at the Powell Branch for bargain prices. There will be books of every genre available, and a selection of donated art pieces to buy.

Support the Friends, support the Library!

Making Monsters with Troy Cummings

posted Jan 16, 2017, 10:19 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

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Troy Cummings, author of the Notebook of Doom series and other children's favorites, will be visiting Delaware! Thanks to a generous assistance from the Robert F. Beard Charitable Foundation, we're excited to bring this author to our library to interact with his fans.

Troy will be at the Orange Branch on Sunday, May 7, 2pm. Mark your calendars now!

Chat with George

posted Jan 16, 2017, 9:50 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL

See Event schedule for dates and times.

Special Membership Meeting Minutes

posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:09 AM by Webmaster FriendsofDCDL   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 11:09 AM ]

Pending approval at the 2017 Membership Meeting, below are the minutes recorded for the Special Membership Meeting held November 3rd. If you have questions or amendments, please contact FOL Secretary Linda Silverstein,

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