Holiday Closing

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

The Library has temporarily suspended notifications by telephone voicemail for overdue items and holds. Our phone notification system is currently out of service. You will be notified by e-mail instead. If we do not have a current e-mail address for you, please go to My Account on the Library webpage, call or visit your neighborhood branch to provide us with this information.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Telephone notifications will resume as soon as our system is working properly. Text messages notifications are not affected.

Partnership Aimed at Strengthening Police-Community Relationships

DeKalb County Public Library and the DeKalb County Police Department are joining forces this summer to launch two special programs. The programs—Safety with a Cop and Read with a Cop—are designed to strengthen police-community relationships by bringing you and the police who serve you together.

Read with a Cop is for children. Officers will read a book and give a tour of a police car to kids who attend the activity. The purpose is to build good, trusting relationships between the officers and your children.

Safety with a Cop is an adult program. You will have an opportunity to meet police from your community in an informal atmosphere to discuss your safety concerns, find out how you can better protect yourself, your home and family, and to forge stronger ties with the officers.

Sheila O’Rear, Public Education Specialist at the Police Department’s South Precinct, helped plan the programs. “Our goal is to keep our families engaged about the importance of safety and to reinforce the relationship between community and law enforcement. I believe that interaction is always the best teacher!”

The programs are scheduled for July and August at several DeKalb library branches. For details, click here or pick up a program schedule at your neighborhood branch.

Check Out Our New Catalog—Mobile Access is Easier Than Ever

Now, you don’t need an app to access your library account from your mobile device. Our new catalog, Polaris, has a mobile-friendly site. Just use the browser on your device and go to http://dekalb.polarislibrary.com/polaris/

This should automatically take you to our mobile site. You will see:

If, however, you still see the regular website, tap the tab at the top of your device for MOBILE SITE.

Then, tap “My Account” and log in just as you always have. Please note, if you are a Bookmyne user, this app is no longer pointing to your DeKalb County Public Library patron account.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming in July.

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