Library Website Maintenance Friday, May 6

We will be conducting website maintenance on Friday morning, May 6, 2016. During that time, our site will be down. Access to the Library's reference databases will not be available during the downtime. However, you will be able to access OverDrive for downloadable books as well as the catalog and My Account. Please use the links below and save them to your browser's bookmarks or favorites:

We plan to work quickly to keep the downtime as short as possible.

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, begins with two special kick-off events in late April where parents will be 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: The Hard Way…But Worth It

Gardening. Learning to sew. Making jam and pickles. I do enjoy a project, and I recently decided that I would learn how to make sourdough bread. I’ve been baking bread for a long time now but sourdough has always seemed an entirely...

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