The mission of the Daleville Public Library is to serve all citizens of Daleville and the surrounding communities by providing services, resources and facilities to meet their information, education and recreation needs and interests. According to the DPL website, the term “citizen” encompasses individuals and groups of all ages, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnicity and human condition.
Deputy Director Rachel Horne believes that the local library is a vital part of society.
“A public library is relevant today because access to information and technology is still a vital and necessary part of society. A public library provides a treasure trove of documents to the community, regardless of income and socio-economic background; whether you need a computer for a job or a book to read to your little one, ”said Horne. “We work hard as custodians of these publicly accessible collections and we also seek to provide programming that meets the needs of every citizen in the community.
The programs that DPL currently offers are:
- Little Learner’s Library Adventure: for ages 0-5 every Friday at 10:00 a.m.
- Anime Club: 12-17 years old on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.
- Teen Scrabble Club: 12-17 years old the second Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
- LEGO Builder’s Club: for all ages the first Thursday at 3:15 p.m.
- Book club: Adults every other Wednesday at 10 a.m.
- Coloring club: Adults every Thursday at 10 a.m.
DPL has approximately 20,000 fiction, non-fiction, large print and reference books. Its collection also includes DVDs, audiobooks, periodicals, 31 adult computers and six children’s computers with Internet access and the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), as well as free Wi-Fi throughout. the whole library. They also carry local newspapers.
Daleville Public Library staff can order books and other items they do not have in their library through interlibrary loan. There is a charge of $ 5 per book or article for this service.
Staff will also monitor the tests for a fee of $ 15 per test. These charges will cover copies, postage, fax, staff time, etc.
All articles can be borrowed for a period of two weeks, with the exception of reference materials, periodicals and newspapers. These articles are to be viewed in the library only.
The DPL also offers copies. Black and white copies cost 20 cents; colored copies are 50 cents (text only); color copies with image (s) or image (s) with text cost $ 1. The cost will be doubled for copies printed on the front and back of the paper. This price includes copies printed in error.
To use computers, everyone must sign the Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy. Children under 18 must have a parent’s signature on their forms.
A late fee of 10 cents per day per item applies for items returned after the due date. However, the total late fee will never exceed a maximum fine of $ 3 per item. You can call DPL to renew your items for an additional two weeks. The DPL also offers an after-hours drop box for your convenience. However, the drop box is only for books. Do not place DVDs or audiobooks in the drop box. Customers will be responsible for any damage caused to DVDs or audiobooks left in the drop box.
The Daleville Public Library issues free library cards to residents of Daleville, Clayhatchee, Level Plains, and Fort Rucker. However, if you live in another town or city, the library will issue you a free library card if you are affiliated in any way with Daleville or Fort Rucker, for example by working or if children attend schools in these regions.
All library card applicants can apply for, receive a card, and borrow library materials immediately if they show acceptable identification showing the current residential address. Library card requests can only be completed at the Daleville Public Library.
A parent or guardian’s signature is required on library card applications for children under 16. The parent or guardian is responsible for documents charged to their child’s library card. Your first library card is free. Replacement cards cost $ 2.
Normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and from Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.