Library Hours: Holidays and Closures

Holidays and Library Closures 2023

Sometimes our libraries are unavailable due to holidays and events, and sometimes due to unplanned closings such as emergency situations in our buildings. If your library has a planned or unplanned closing, it’s important to spread the word so that we can all help patrons know.  Posting your library’s closures on the shared LibCal calendar and your library’s website is great!

If your library is closed, it is likely:

  • for one of the following holidays (see the table below)
  • for local observed holidays (city or county)
  • due to term breaks or professional development and staff training days
  • or due to an emergency closure (weather, for example)

Delaware’s libraries are assumed to be closed on the following dates, though this is subject to change:

TuesdayJuly 4, 2023Independence Day Observed

Monday January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day Observed
Monday January 18, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Monday February 20, 2023 Presidents’ Day (not recognized by all libraries; DDL open)
Friday April 7, 2023 Good Friday (not recognized by all libraries; DDL closed)
Monday May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
Monday June 19, 2023 Juneteenth
Tuesday July 4, 2023 Independence Day
Monday September 4, 2023 Labor Day
Friday November 10, 2023 Veterans’ Day Observed
Thursday November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 24, 2023 Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday December 25, 2023 Christmas
Sunday December 31, 2023 New Year’s Eve