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Donations & Volunteering

We are currently accepting new and gently used donations of teen/young adult books and games. Contact the Librarian for more information. 

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers and librarian interns. Contact the Librarian for more information.  

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The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (also known as the Delaware Children’s Department) was established in 1983 by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware. Its primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse. Its services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and aftercare. The Department also offers desirable career opportunities, attracting and retaining proud and talented employees who are motivated to think of the child first in all that they do.

DSCYF Library provides state and organization-directed library services to justice-involved youth and youth-facing staff including library cards, reference services, literacy support, and more. Many of the materials made available to our students and staff are made possible due to our partnership with the Delaware Division of Libraries.

DSCYF Staff: If you need library services visit the DSCYF Library Services Unit Intranet page or send an email to

Hours and Address

The DSCYF Library does not have public library hours. We can be reached by email, phone, or mail using the contact information below:

DSCYF Library Services
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 660-3663

Administrative Librarian

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