We certainly do not want to inconvenience you in any way; however, for your safety and the safety of our staff, the Library will always and immediately close when the Delaware County Sheriff issues a Level 2 or Level 3 snow emergency, and will remain closed until the level has been reduce or canceled.
When an emergency situation causes the Library to close, we will notify the local media (Gazette, news station on Columbus television, radio, and so forth) as well as post closing information on the Library’ web site at www.delawarelibrary.org. We will also use social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out. All four Library locations will provide closing information on their answering machines to communicate any irregularity in hours, too.
Among the Delaware (Main) Library, and the Powell, Ostrander and Orange Branches, we are open 250 hours per week, and we are closed only on seven holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are also closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for staff training.
Making the Library accessible to you is important to us, and we minimize the days and times we will be closed as much as possible. Nevertheless, emergencies do unfortunately happen, so we will do our best to let you know as soon as possible if the Library has to close unexpectedly.