Library Hours: Holidays and Closures

Holidays and Library Closures 2024

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 Libraries are assumed to be closed on the following dates, though this is subject to change:

Monday January 1, 2024 New Year’s Day
Monday January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Monday February 19, 2024 Presidents’ Day (not recognized by all libraries; DDL open)
Friday March 29, 2024 Good Friday (All libraries; DDL closed)
Monday May 27, 2024 Memorial Day
Wednesday June 19, 2024 Juneteenth
Thursday July 4, 2024 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2024 Labor Day
Monday November 11, 2024 Veterans’ Day
Thursday November 28, 2024 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 29, 2024 Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday December 25, 2024 Christmas
Wednesday January 1, 2025 New Year’s Day


Return Day, Thursday, November 7, 2024 – After 12 noon for State employees living and/or working in Sussex County