Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.

Library Launches Major Literacy Program Aimed at Babies and Toddlers

DeKalb County Public Library and the DeKalb Library Foundation are launching a major program initiative this spring aimed at helping parents "build their babies’ brains" by supporting and encouraging them to read early and often with their young children. The program, called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, began with kick-off events in late April where parents were encouraged to participate. Any family who uses DeKalb County library branches can take part in the program. The Library also plans to make special outreach efforts to families in underserved areas to get them involved as well.

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Clarkston Library Part of Project to Make City of Clarkston a “City of Daffodils”

Daffodils bloomed at the Clarkston Library this spring with a special purpose far beyond just making the library building and grounds look pretty. The flowers were planted as part of “The Daffodil Project” of Am Yisrael Chai, a Holocaust education and awareness organization. The organization’s goal is to plant 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust during World War II and in support of children suffering in the world today because of humanitarian crises.

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DCPLive: Consider the Lawn

I spent a number of what you might call my “formative years” in Orlando, Florida and most of those in a vast (or what seems vast in memory) housing development called Conway Estates. All of the houses were single family, most followed...

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