Holiday Activities

The Holidays are here and DeKalb County Public Library has lots of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy! Check out some of our holiday programs here

Holiday Closings

Holiday Closings

DeKalb County Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day. Branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and will remain closed through  Wednesday, January 1 in observance of  New Year's Day.   

The Doraville branch will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and will remain closed through Wednesday, January 1 in observance of  New Year's Day. 

Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival

The Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of the diversity of the community served by DeKalb County Public Library. The Festival was first created in 1983 by the late Doris K. Wells, as the Kwanzaa Awareness Festival at the Scott Candler Library. The purpose of the Festival is to honor, share and learn about the diverse cultural heritage of DeKalb County residents through special programs including music, dance, food, crafts and more. The festival begins in December and continues through January 2020. Check out the list of events here.

Census 2020 Pledge Week

Census 2020 Pledge Week

December 1-8, 2019 has been designated as Census Pledge Week, to encourage DeKalb County residents to pledge to count everyone in their households. Billions in federal funds could be allocated to DeKalb County over the next 10 years if every resident is counted. Pledge forms will be available in your local branches. You may also fill out a pledge form and learn about volunteer opportunities here

DCPL Staff Development Day

DCPL Staff Development Day

Thursday, October 17, DCPL staff convened for Staff Development Day, which aimed to inform, enrich and unite staff through a day of information sharing and fellowship. A Diversity and Inclusion presentation was given by Georgia Tech's Student Life-Diversity Department and  DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond brought remarks during the program. Longtime employees were also recognized for their years of service. 

DCPL Reduces Overdue Fines for DVDs, Extends Renewals

DeKalb County Public Library card holders can now renew items three times instead of two. This applies to physical items such as books, CDs, & DVDs. This does not apply to passes or eBooks. Overdue fines for DVDs have been reduced to .15 cents per day with a max of $7.50 (previously .50 cents). These are just a few of many ways DCPL is making it more convenient to enjoy items that are checked out. 

DeKalb County Public Library Adds New Attraction Passes to Catalog

Patrons can now check out passes to the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The passes are being made available through a partnership with Georgia Public Library Service. The passes will checkout for seven days and allow up to four visitors to be admitted to each attraction free of charge. Currently patrons can checkout passes for the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Go Fish Education Center, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the Southeastern Railway Museum. A Macon Museum pass has also been added which includes admission to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Tubman Museum. Adult patrons with a valid DeKalb County Public Library card may checkout passes at any branch. For more information please visit the Passes and Devices page.