Holiday Closing

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Here’s Easy-to-Access Help Using DeKalb County Public Library Electronic Resources

Need a little assistance accessing and using DeKalb County Public Library electronic collections and resources—like OverDrive, Mango Languages and TumbleBooks Library for the kids? We’ve got help for you right at your fingertips! Here on our website in the upper right-hand corner, you’ll see Tutorials. Click there and you’ll find videos, with accompanying scripts, which give you easy-to-understand instructions and answer questions about specific electronic services. You can even print the scripts. The tutorials, from Niche Academy, have been provided free of charge by the Georgia Public Library Service.

Author Karin Slaughter Wins Honor for Her Work as a Library Advocate
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Author Karin Slaughter with State Librarian Julie Walker.

Author Karin Slaughter Wins Honor for Her Work as a Library Advocate

Best-selling author Karin Slaughter has been named the 2016 Georgia Public Library Champion of the Year by the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS). Ms. Slaughter, who was nominated for the award by DeKalb County Public Library, is being recognized for work as “a tireless advocate for public libraries."

Among other things, she has hosted fundraisers and donated her own time and money on behalf of DeKalb County Public Library, the Georgia Center for the Book and the DeKalb Library Foundation. Slaughter said she is humbled to receive the award for advocacy work she feels is her duty. “Libraries are the backbone of our educational infrastructure, and I want more people to realize they are necessities, not luxuries,” she stated.

Ms. Slaughter was recognized, along with other GPLS 2016 public library honorees, at a ceremony on February 8, 2017 hosted by the Georgia Council for Public Libraries during the annual Public Library Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal attended the ceremony. Earlier that day, Ms. Slaughter also was honored on the floor of the Georgia State Senate with a resolution noting her dedication to Georgia's public libraries.

Library Joins Other County Agencies in Annual Food Drive

DeKalb County Public Library is joining Commissioner Kathie Gannon and other county departments to help “out fox” hunger in DeKalb County this winter. The Library is taking part in the annual canned food drive which benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

The four-week food drive is planned for January 23 through February 17, 2017. All library branches will have barrels where you can put donations when you visit during branch hours. To find out about the most needed items, ask at your local branch or click here.

Library to Offer Longer Operating Hours Beginning in January 2017
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The Covington Library is one of 17 branches that will have longer operating hours beginning January 3, 2017.

Library to Offer Longer Operating Hours Beginning in January 2017

DeKalb County Public Library is adding more than 100 additional operating hours each week beginning January 3, 2017. Additional funding from DeKalb County is making it possible for the Library to restore weekend and evening hours cut at many branches in 2011 due to budget shortfalls. Director Alison Weissinger says because of the additional funds, the Library has been able to hire enough staff to restore 111 operating hours per week to the system. The County increased the Library’s mid-year budget by $490,733. Seventeen branches will get longer operating hours.

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DCPLive: Are You Looking For A Great Book To Read?

How many of you check magazines and newspapers for the next best read?   Such as Red Book, Real Simple, Glamour, or USA Today?  These lists usually comprise what is currently the hottest books in the market.  I myself usually find these lists...

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