Library Expands Its Collections for Children—Digitally

DeKalb County Public Library now has a separate online materials collection for children—just as it has separate sections for children in its branches. This summer, the Library began offering a digital collection through OverDrive that only includes titles for young patrons. OverDrive is the service through which patrons in the DeKalb system check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. You can access the new collection by clicking OverDrive eReading Room for Kids.

The new, separate collection will offer a safe environment for children to browse library materials. It also will help children find the titles they want easily and quickly.

Library staff is very enthusiastic about the new collection. “The online page has a very appealing layout and is very user-friendly. Patrons can browse by subject, interest or even reading level,” says Joyce Baker, Library Acquisitions Manager. She also notes that the service is free to patrons with a library card and available anytime, anywhere. In addition, digital titles expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.

Library Plans Special Programs for Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans at DeKalb County Public Library during Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 through October 15, 2014.  Discover something new at special programs the Library has scheduled highlighting language, music and dance. You’ll have fun, too.

Events are planned for adults and children. The Library’s celebration kicks off with a Library Card Sign-Up event at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway, on September 15, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (September is Library Card Sign-Up Month as well.) For a complete list of programs, pick up a schedule at your local branch or click here.

New Lists of Books All Georgians Should Read

The Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) at DeKalb County Public Library has selected 20 works by prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for its 2014 lists of Books All Georgians Should Read and Books All Young Georgians Should Read. The prestigious lists include topnotch works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature by contemporary Georgia writers and artists. They were compiled by writers, educators, librarians and media representatives from the GCB Advisory Board.

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