Every 1st and 3rd Thursday come to the Teen Space at Defiance Public Library and watch anime. The club is open to those in grades 6-12.

The club is led by one of our Teen Advisory Board members.

Preparing for college is a daunting task for parents & students alike.  We hope the list of websites compiled here for you will help relieve some of the stress & anxiety associated with trying to plan for the future.  You will find sites here to help in searching for the right college, as well as guiding your funding & scholarship searches.  We wish you & your child the best & good luck in your search.

Knowing how to connect with your teen is not something you automatically know how to do the moment you become a parent.  Below you will find some sites with information about how crucial the bond between a parent & teen is to their development, as well as tips on building a strong parent-child relationship.  You will also find information about the strong positive impact reading can have on your child’s development.

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Want the latest and greatest info on the entertainment track?  Have a question about your health?  Maybe you just want to find a good book to read.  Or, maybe you are the curious type that likes to know how things work.  You can find all this & more on the websites we’ve provided for you, so have fun exploring!

Education is a key component to our mission.  Therefore, supporting other organizations dedicated to education is very important to us.  We hold educators in the highest regard & hope you will find some of the sites & services useful in your instruction of Middle, Jr. & High school students.


  • Get a Library Card

    You can apply for a system-wide DPLS Library card online at all  three library locations in Defiance, Hicksville, and Sherwood.  Library cards are Read More
  • WiFi

    Defiance Public Library System Wireless Access The Defiance Public Library System provides a free wireless internet access point or "hot spot" Read More
  • Technology Classes

    Are you a newcomer to the world of PC's, tablets, and smart phones? Or maybe you're comfotable with computers but want to learn Read More
  • Program Proposals

    The staff at DPLS is always looking for great event and class ideas. Do you have a topic you would like Read More
  • Borrowing and Requesting Items

    Borrowing Items You may borrow up to 20 items on your DPLS library card. The loan period for items is Read More
  • Renew

    Unless reserved by another patron, items may be renewed up to 2 times. You can renew: in person  by telephone  Read More
  • Accessibility Services

    Defiance Public Library System provides a variety of services for people with disabilities. Browsing Assistance Patrons who need assistance browsing Read More
  • Guidelines for Using Library Computers

    Adults (18 or older) and Young Adults (ages 13-17) (you must have one of two options below) Must be current Read More
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