Library Community Service Project Helps Clarkston Literacy Nonprofit Group

You may know that the staff at DeKalb County Public Library is known for dedicated service to library patrons. That service extends outside the Library’s branches as well. This spring and summer staff contributed funds and labor to assist one of its community partners.

Mommy and Me is a Clarkston–based nonprofit that helps refugee women learn to speak English while providing quality childcare and education for their young children in the same building. The organization wanted to transform one of its multi-purpose rooms into a more inviting, better-organized space for meetings and classes. Library staff took on the project and transformed it for use as a children’s library, as well as a space for meetings and classes.

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Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services Expands Online Library of Accessible eBooks

Beginning July 1, the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) network will make more than 425,000 accessible eBooks available for free to patrons who cannot read traditional print books due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia and other print disabilities. The online library is made possible by Bookshare, a Benetech global literacy initiative. Every Georgian with an eligible print disability will now have free access to Bookshare’s vast online library, including bestsellers, literature, nonfiction, picture books, educational texts, career guides and much more as GLASS patrons.

Georgians with qualifying disabilities who wish to sign up for free access to Bookshare on or after July 1 can visit for more information, email or call 1.800.248.6701.

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Library Working to Resolve Issues with Some E-mail Notices to Patrons

Because of  technical problems, you may not be receiving date due notices by e-mail from DeKalb County Public Library. The Library is working to resolve the issue. In the meantime, you can check your account by clicking on the My Account button at the top of this page and logging in with your library card number and PIN. Overdue notices and notices to pick up holds by e-mail, text message and automated phone calls have not been affected. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Ready for Release of Latest Harry Potter Story

The latest book in the famed Harry Potter series will officially be released Sunday July 31, 2016, and you can be one of the first patrons to check it out at DeKalb County Public Library.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—Parts I and II by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany is now in the Library’s catalog, where you can place a hold—print and eBook formats. You’ll be able to get it on July 31 if…

            you are one of the first 100 people to place a hold, AND

            you select the Decatur Library as the branch where you want to pick it up

The Decatur Library, the main branch, is the only branch open on Sundays.

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