The Delaware County District Library recently was named winner of the John Philip Outreach Award by the Ohio Library Council (OLC). DCDL was selected based on a comprehensive set of criteria and nominations from the public library community.
According to the OLC, “The Delaware County District Library’s Community and Family Outreach Department supports 17 different services to the community including programs for prison inmates, senior citizens, hospital patients and other residents who cannot use the library in a traditional way. Whether it is providing new parents with board books or giving seniors access to memory kits, the Delaware County District Library is dedicated to bringing library programs and services to the isolated and under-served members of the community. The library partners with other organizations such as the YMCA, United Way and the Alzheimer’s Association to ensure that everyone in Delaware County can benefit from the library’s resources.”
DCDL will be recognized at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Sept. 28 at the OLC Convention and Expo in Sandusky, Ohio.
The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s 251 public library systems, their trustees, Friends, and staffs.
Information for this story was provided by the Ohio Library Council.