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.Read More
The Rise and Collaboration for Justice: The African-American and Jewish-American Struggle
A distinguished panel of Jewish-Americans and African-Americans will discuss collaborations for social justice by the two groups.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
at the Decatur Library
DeKalb County Public Library wants to promote inclusiveness and understanding of different cultures in our community through reading. With a new initiative called One County, Many Voices (OCMV) READ, the Library is encouraging all DeKalb residents to read the same book this spring, then come together to discuss it. The book is We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, a “powerful and unflinching” story about a 10-year-old girl who leaves her police-state homeland of Zimbabwe in search of opportunity and freedom in America.Read More
The man who would come to be known as Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904. He made his living as a writer and cartoonist, and is most famously an author of children’s books, responsible for such well-known characters as...Read More