February is Love Your Library Month at DeKalb County Public Library in Support of Literacy Outreach.
Donate online at the $25 level. Type why you #LoveDCPL and the name of your favorite library branch
in the Comments section of the online form and a pink heart will be sent to display in the branch.
In 2015, your donations provided more than 560 programs resulting in more than 9,000 interactions with children and 4,000 interactions with adults to improve literacy.
Each year, more than 3,000 books are distributed to families in need through these programs.
Project Horizon helps children and families who are homeless or in transitional house improve early literacy skills and keep up with homework at three shelters in DeKalb County (Hagar House, International Women’s House, and Our House).
Project Reap (Reading Empowers All People) helps immigrant and refugee adults and children improve spoken English and enhances their literacy skills. Parents are taught how to partner in their children’s education through Parent and Child Time (PACT) at three locations (Friends of Refugees, International Rescue Committee, and International Women’s House).
Tobie Grant Homework Center hosts reading and homework assistance for children and teens, reinforcing school lessons in this Scottdale neighborhood library.
Health Literacy programs provide books and reading time for children during their visit at three DeKalb County Board of Health Clinics (East DeKalb Health Center, North DeKalb Health Center, and T.O. Vinson Center).