App Offers Acces to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

Now you can read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and thousands of other newspapers and magazines from around the word on your smartphone or tablet. Access is provided by PressReader, an electronic resource offered free to you through DeKalb County Public Library. Access the PressReader website from DCPL’s eLibrary tab or click here. Download the app for Android or iOS on the website. Then sign up by selecting “Library and Group” from the Social and Linked networks and searching for “DeKalb County Public Library.” From there, put in your library card number and PIN to sign in for free access.

Annual Food Drive Seeks to Help Hungry in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia

Again in 2018, DeKalb County Public Library is partnering with DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon and other county departments to collect food to help people in need. The month-long drive is scheduled for February 12 through March 5.

All library branches will have containers where you can make donations during library hours. The donations will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for distribution. ACFB says the items most needed are canned fruit, vegetables, and meats; canned or dried beans, peas and lentils; paper products; diapers and toiletries. ACFB says about 14.5% of residents are food insecure in the 29 counties of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia that the organization serves.

Is February the Month Your Thoughts Focus on Love and Romance?

Many associate the entire month of February with love and romance, and not just on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic—or not— check out our list of resources about love and relationships and the many twists and turns love can take. Click here to see our picks on matters of the heart.

Raising Backyard Chickens Growing in Popularity

You don’t have to live on a farm to raise chickens. More and more people in Metro Atlanta are raising the birds right in their own backyards, where local laws allow. They do it for many reasons—like fresh eggs, the fertilizer chickens produce and the help they provide with pest control. Are backyard chickens for you? Attend our February 10 program at the Chamblee Library and find out.

Library Awarded Prestigious NEH Grant for Children’s Programming

DeKalb County Public Library has been awarded a $50,000 matching grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand its programming aimed at young children. The Humanities Access Grant is one of 17 totaling $1.3 million awarded nationwide by NEH in December to “outstanding cultural programs for young people, communities of color and economically disadvantaged populations.”

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