Library and School System Want Every Student to Apply for a Library Card this Fall

DeKalb County Public Library and the DeKalb County School District are teaming up for a library card sign-up campaign this fall to encourage all students, their family members and school system staff to get a library card. Beginning in September, which is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and continuing through October, the Library and the school system will promote the benefits of having a card along with the Library’s new and colorful, limited-edition card, designed just for the campaign.

School Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green is chairing the campaign. He will appear on a specially-designed poster which will be displayed in each of DeKalb County’s 126 elementary, middle and high schools, encouraging students to get a card. He and his staff also will work with library staff on card sign-up events at schools and at library branches.

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New Exhibit at DeKalb County Public Library Focuses on Importance of Technology

DeKalb County Public Library is hosting an exciting, hands-on exhibit about the impact engineers and technology have on our lives that’s guaranteed to fascinate both children and adults. Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference will be on display August 27 through October 18, 2016 at the Hairston Crossing Library.

The exhibit includes multimedia components to show how engineers come up with solutions to meet human needs, develop innovations for the future, and create new technologies to solve problems. It includes a touchscreen computer kiosk that contains games that are fun and that educate the public about the challenges engineers are facing in the 21st century. Another exhibit area is designed to teach visitors about the fundamental principles of energy and its importance in modern society.

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Georgia Center for the Book Announces Annual “Books All Georgians Should Read”

The Georgia Center for the Book has selected the works of 24 prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2016 lists of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” The authors and illustrators will be honored on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at a private event at The Square Pub in downtown Decatur. A free, public event is scheduled for later that evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore Street in downtown Decatur, to allow readers to meet the recipients. See the titles available at DCPL.

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Two Exciting New eBook Collections for Children Available at the Library

DeKalb County Public Library has two new online resources for children that are really fun and can help them learn to read and love books. TumbleBookLibrary and Scholastic BookFlix both engage children with animated, narrated storybooks that are streamed to your computer, tablet or smartphone. As a result, all titles in both collections are always available, with no checkouts, no downloading, no apps to install and no waits. The collections are designed for children in pre-K through fifth grade to use on their own, with minimal assistance.

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DCPLive: It’s Time to DIGG In!

August 29th marks the advent of an exciting new offering at DCPL. Join us at the Decatur Library for the official launch of DCPL’s DIGG Seed Library. Master Gardner Sarah Brodd will discuss planting and growing your fall vegetable garden...

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