Delmar Public Library - Your Bi-State Library

Dynamic! Wonderful! Wow! Once completed in 2016, as conceptualized in this brief film clip, the Delmar Public Library will claim its place as a community centerpiece for the Town of Delmar. Within walking distance of most town residents and schools, the Library will enhance the community with
• An expansive community meeting and program space;
•A dedicated youth program space;
•A small group meeting and conversation space;
•Tutoring, study, and entrepreneurial planning space;
•Increased collection, leisure reading, children’s and teen spaces;
•Flexible technology capacity and space.
An investment in the Library, our mission, and our community.


Summer Reading Notice

All Adult and Children Summer Reading Programs will be held in the Library building at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd. Please call 302-846-9894 for more information.

What's New at Your Library?

In the News!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:14 PM
Did you see the article in the Laurel Star about our Summer Reading Program? Check it out below! Click the picture for the full article.

Back to School Shopping? Support the Library? Do Both at Once!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:09 PM
Before you shop for Back to School supplies and clothes, visit the Delmar Public Library’s website at delmarpubliclibrary.org

No, we aren’t selling clothes and backpacks.

We do, however, offer online shopping through our website to over 110 major stores. When you shop at any of the merchants available online through our website, the Library will receive a percentage of your order in exchange...
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Thank You Delmar Elementary

Friday, June 19, 2015 12:24 PM
"It Takes a Community" 

June 12, 2015 

Ms. Judy Nicholson
Dr. Mark Bowen
Mr. Ryan Kessler
Teachers and Staff
Delmar Elementary School
811 S. 2nd Street
Delmar, MD 21875


Dear Ms. Nicholson and the Staff of Delmar Elementary School:

On behalf of the Delmar Public Library Board of Commissioners and Library Staff, I would like to thank you for the overwhelming response and support of the Delmar Public Library's capital campaign as shown through your participation in the Penny Challenge.


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Penny/Coin Challenge in Support of the Delmar Library’s Capital Campaign

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:00 AM


With support from Delmar Elementary School and the Wicomico County Board of Education, students will soon be collecting pennies and coins for the Delmar Public Library’s capital campaign in a Penny/Coin Challenge. In a friendly competition between classes, students will collect coins until June 8 and return their collection boxes (provided by the Library) to school. The class collecting the most money will receive a class party prior to the last day of school. Involving children in the campaign supports the future of the library and shows each child the results from their donation. Let’s give children and families a chance to say “I built that!”
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Quarter Auction, on Saturday, May 23, to Benefit Delmar Public Library’s Capital Campaign

Friday, May 8, 2015 8:00 AM
What is a Quarter Auction?

Buy a ticket ($5.00) for admission. With your ticket, you receive a numbered paddle. You may buy additional paddles for $3.00 each. Auction items will require a one quarter, two quarter, three quarter, or four quarter bid. As items are presented, if you want to bid, you throw in the required number of quarters and hold up your paddle. If the auctioneer chooses your paddle number, you win the item. There will be over 100 items up for auction.



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75th Anniversary Candle Fundraiser a Success

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:37 AM
With the goal of 75 candles before April 24th, the Library’s 75th Anniversary, Library staff doubled the goal and managed to sell 150 candles! Thank you to all who purchased one candle or a dozen. Every dollar supports the capital campaign and our $100,000 challenge from the Longwood Foundation. We’ve raised more than half of that amount and have until September 30 to meet the challenge. Thank you for your support!

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75th Anniversary Open House at the Library

Friday, April 17, 2015 8:28 AM
On April 24, 1940, the Delmar Public Library opened its doors to the public for the very first time. 75 years later, the Library continues to serve the community of Delmar, Delaware and Maryland. Join us throughout the day on Friday, April 24, as we celebrate 75 years of continuous library service. Special guests will visit and programs will begin at 11 am and continue until 5 pm. Have a piece of cake and enjoy reminiscing about the last 75 years! A full schedule of events will be available soon, in the Library as well as on the library website at delmarpubliclibrary.org and on the library’s Facebook page.

Hardees Dine Out Fundraiser

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:36 PM
Join us for another Dine Out for Delmar Public Library event that will be held Wednesday, March 4, from 5-8 pm, at Hardee’s restaurant in Delmar, MD. Click on this article for more information!
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"It Takes a Community"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:42 PM
2015 promises to be an exciting year for patrons of the Delmar Public Library! As we mark the 75th anniversary of providing free library services to the residents of Delmar Delaware, and Delmar, Maryland, our Board of Commissioners will be presenting a newly renovated and constructed 15,000 sq. ft. facility to the community. The new library will provide an expanded public service area while remaining central to the community and within walking distance of many of our residents...

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Delmar Public Library's 75th Anniversary Slogan Contest

Monday, December 29, 2014 12:24 PM
2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of Library service in the Town of Delmar. In April 1940, a group of concerned citizens in Delmar believed the town needed a library and began work to have the Delmar Public Library recognized by the Delaware Library Commission. Opening in one room on Grove Street, sharing the building that would house the town’s only doctor, the Library was open 6 hours a week, Tuesday and Thursday. Today, the Library is open 47 hours each week, Monday-Saturday, and the Board of Commissioners is leading the planned expansion of the library building and services ready to serve the residents of Delmar for the next twenty years.
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Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday CLOSED

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