As an employer, the Defiance Public Library System offers an attractive work atmosphere with access to thousands of library materials and will occasionally be looking to fill vacant positions. Watch this space, the Library's Facebook page and local newspapers for postings regarding open positions.
DPLS Employee Benefits
The Defiance Public Library System offers more than a paycheck. We offer an attractive benefits package that is dependent upon your position classification and the number of hours worked per week.
Regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the following:
Deferred Compensation Program
Insurance (Full Time employees)
In addition to the above-listed benefits, the following are available to all employees:
Direct Deposit of Payroll Checks
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Thank you for your interest in the Defiance Public Library System!
Gifts of donated material, such as books and audio-visual items, may be accepted into the Defiance Public Library System’s collections after review by DPLS staff according to established guidelines. Items received but not used by DPLS will be donated to the each location’s Friends of the Library organizations, recycled, given away, or discarded.
Defiance Public Library System is most interested in receiving donations of new or gently used items in excellent condition. Groups or collections of items cannot necessarily be kept together and will be handled like all other donations.
We DO NOT accept:
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit group formed to sponsor library programs and support services and technologies. Some of the activities of the Friends of the Library are:
The Defiance Public Library System is fortunate to have a Friends of the Library group supporting each of its locations. Visit these sites to see how each group is actively advocating the library in their communities. Become a Friend today!
Friends of the Defiance Library
Friends of the Johnson Memorial Library
Friends of the Sherwood Branch Library
Our seven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for guiding major decisions about library strategies and operations. This includes everything from capital projects to the patron code of conduct. Board of Trustees Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., location announced monthly.
Michael Wahl, President
Susan Mack, Vice-President
Jane Yoder, Secretary
The libraries of the Defiance Public Library System rely on our volunteers as a partnership in supporting library programs and community outreach. We have a variety of short and long term opportunites, both behind the scenes and interacting with the community. If you would like to share your time and talent with us, please contact:
Defiance- Melanie Hinchcliff, 419-782-1456
Hicksville- Angela Powell, 419-542-6200
Sherwood- Kathy Holtsberry, 419-899-4343