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The DeKalb Library Foundation can facilitate unique opportunities that bring community members together. Programs at the libraries are an essential part of engaging the community.

At the Chamblee Library, the DeKalb Library Foundation contributed materials for a Color Your Cares Away program series. Over five weeks, more than 100 adults and children participated in the newest craze - coloring for stress relief. This series created family time, as coloring books were provided for children and adults. Vivian A. of the Chamblee Library noted, "It was lovely to see dads and daughters coloring together!"

Amber L. and Martin B. created a four-week series called Teen Club! at Stone Mountain Library last summer. More than 35 teens engaged in activities such as building a robot, learning about disabilities, tasting space food, and translating text with a cipher!

Libraries are so much more than checking out a book. Maveita R. was thrilled to be able to bring a free, culturally rich program to the Regan-Trotti Library. The well-executed program taught the patrons the history and symbolism of the different elements of Chinese Dance, using parasols, fans and ribbon dancing. It was a very interactive and educational program that entertained, as well as invited participation. 

The Georgia Center for the Book preserves Georgia's rich literary history by hosting free author talks and sponsoring literary events and programs.