Archive for April, 2013

Read Down Your Fines!

To celebrate National Library Week, April 14-21, you have the opportunity to read down your fines at the Delaware County District Library.  If you owe fines for overdue DVD’s, come into any DCDL facility during National Library Week, sign in at the circulation desk, and start reading!  For every 10 minutes that you read, Library staff will reduce your fines by $1.00.  The Read Down program is only for FINES.  You cannot read away the cost of lost or stolen items.  “Read Down” only applies to late fees.


1. Grab a book, magazine, newspaper (or whatever looks interesting to you) at one of our library branches and tell one of our library staff at the circulation    Read-Down-Logo-White-No-Background-For-Web

desk you want to “read down” your fines.

2.  We will look up your record and tell you how long to read. Then we’ll write down your start time.


If you can’t read on your own, get someone to read to you. That counts! (So do audiobooks).

4.  When you’re done, tell the library staff. They’ll add up your time and apply the earned discounts to your account.

5.  Still have fines? You can come back another day this week. The Read Down event runs only during National Library Week, April 14 – 21.

The fine print:

There is no cash value for fine credit earned.
Additional reading after your library card account is cleared cannot be applied to future charges.
Fine credit is non-transferable. (You can’t give earned fine credit away.)

Still have questions about reading down your library card fines? Call or visit one of your local DCDL library branches in Delaware, Ostrander, Orange Twp., or Powell and speak with one of our friendly staff who can help you. Or call 740-362-3861.

Mary Jane Santos, Director


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