“Spend money wisely” have been the watchwords of the Delaware County District Library for its more than 100-year history. Study after study show that public libraries are conservative and smart stewards of the public funds with which they have been entrusted, using those funds to generate the best return in services and materials for their customers. At the Delaware County District Library, for every tax dollar that the public invests, the return is about $3.60. In other words, through careful consideration of expenditures, the Board of Trustees of the Library returns to the community in services and products more than three times the amount that your taxes provide for us.
Having said all that, I would like to ask you to help us save even more money by simply supplying an email address for us to send hold notices, courtesy reminders and overdue notices to you electronically. With more than 47,000 active library card holders, the Library saves thousands of dollars on the cost of postage, printing, and staff time needed to stuff and stamp envelopes by replacing the mailed notices with emailed ones.
The Library does not share your email address with anyone. We consider protecting your confidentiality a trust, and your personal information is only used for administrative purposes.
The next time you’re in the Library, please update your card information to include an email address. You can also update your information on the Library’s web site at http://www.delawarelibrary.org and clicking on “My Account.” If you prefer using your cell phone, you can receive notices from us via text messaging by adding your cell phone number as an email using this formula: [your cell phone number with no dashes]@sms.oplin.org.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about modifying your record in these ways, simply ask a librarian. We’re delighted to help, and thank you in advance for helping us to save money so we can buy more books, DVDs and other library items.