Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Library to Conduct Pilot Early Literacy Program Aimed at Young Children

DeKalb County Public Library is one of just 11 public library systems in Georgia chosen to conduct a special, federally-funded early literacy pilot project aimed at young children. The Every Child Ready to Read project focuses on children from birth to four years old. Through special workshops parents learn to use simple practices—talking, singing, playing, reading and even writing with their children—to get the children ready to read.

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Visit Local Attractions with Free Park and Museum Passes

DeKalb County Public Library participates in a program made available through Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) which provides free passes to state parks and other attractions. Adult patrons with a valid DeKalb County Public Library card may borrow a pass to these attractions at any of our branches and enjoy an educational day of family fun.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

The Georgia ParkPass library loan program is a partnership with GPLS and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Passes check out for 7 days and allow up to 4 visitors to be admitted to state parks and historic sites at no charge. Passes also include free parking and a guide booklet. Find information about the pass in the Library’s catalog. For more about Georgia parks, visit getoutdoorsgeorgia.org.

Go Fish Education Center

The Go Fish Education Center Library Pass program is a partnership with GPLS and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Passes check out for 7 days and allow up to 4 visitors to be admitted to the Center at no charge. Located in Perry, Georgia, the Center is open to the public Friday through Sunday. Find information about the pass in the Library's catalog. For more about the Center, visit gofisheducationcenter.com.

Zoo Atlanta

The Zoo Atlanta Family Pass program is a partnership with GPLS and Zoo Atlanta. Patrons must check out, watch and return the Zoo Atlanta DVD to receive a receipt, good for up to 7 days, for free admission for 2 adults and 2 children to Zoo Atlanta. Find information about the pass in the Library’s catalog. For more about the Zoo, visit zooatlanta.org.

Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts will temporarily suspend its Passport to Puppetry museum pass program on May 24, 2015, while the Center builds a new museum space. The Center for Puppetry Arts remains open during construction, and the museum pass program is scheduled to resume in 2016. For more about the Center, visit puppet.org.

DCPLive: What’s In a Story?

Mary Alice Monroe stopped by DCPLive to discuss her new book coming soon to DeKalb County Public Library. I first met her at a Georgia Center for the Book event while she was giving a talk on The Butterfly’s Daughter. I have had the honor to...

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