Lithonia-Davidson Library Maintenance

Lithonia-Davidson Library Maintenance

The Lithonia-Davidson Library will be closed Monday, November 19 through  Saturday,  November 24 for building maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Nearby branches will be open, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, next week. Please visit the Stonecrest branch, the Redan branch or the Salem-Panola branch. For any questions please call the Library Administrative Center at 404-508-7190. 

DeKalb County Public Library Holiday Closings

DeKalb County Public Library Holiday Closings

DeKalb County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.  

The Doraville branch will be closed on Thursday, November 22 through Saturday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

All other branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

DeKalb County Public Library Wins a 2018 Mini-Grant Awarded by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Clarkston Library in DeKalb County has been awarded an Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant to create a “Tine Zine” that will focus on creative writing, media and visual arts. The program will be called “Hear Us: Teen Voices From Across DeKalb.” Effuah Chisholm is one of 70 educators in 29 states who will implement a new program during the academic year ending in June 2019. Since 1987, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in this diverse culture, has awarded annual grants of up to $500 each to qualifying teachers and librarians in public schools and public libraries.The “Teen Zine” program aims to provide support and resources to help share concerns from a teen’s point of view. As a result, teens in DeKalb County will have the opportunity to become a part of a larger conversation about issues that affect them. The deadline to apply is October 3, 2018. Applications can be printed or picked up at any DCPL branch. 

DeKalb County Public Library Offers Free Access to Lynda.com to Library Cardholders

DeKalb County Public Library now offers free access to Lynda.com, an online learning company that teaches business technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Patrons will have access to the entire collection on Lynda.com which offers over 3000 courses, including teacher professional development, web design, coding, photography and more. Subscriptions that are typically $25.00 a month will be free for DCPL cardholders. “One of the goals of our 2019-2021 strategic plan was to enhance the Library’s technology to meet the needs of DeKalb County residents. Lynda.com offers a wide-range of courses to help patrons in any career field realize their goals,” said Library Director Alison Weissinger. Patrons can access Lynda.com through this link using their library card and PIN number.

Read More Recs!

This week's Rec comes
from Brandon at Wesley Chapel Library; Dinosaurs by @kwzoehfeld . Find
this @National Geographic Kids book and other dinosaur titles at the
link. http://bit.ly/2LzIqmg #dcplrocks #librariesrock#readmoredcpl

DeKalb County Public Library Announces 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

“Spaces, Stories and Services” is the theme for DeKalb County Public Library’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2021.  The plan was developed with input from the community. Library Strategies, Inc. assisted DCPL with an extensive survey and daylong community retreat to ensure the plan reflected community needs.  Based on public input, the plan aims to provide safe, welcoming spaces to encourage community connectedness, tell the Library’s story through marketing and community engagement, and enhance the Library’s services to better meet the needs of DeKalb County residents. “We want to be sure that we are consistently working to provide the best services for our patrons.” said Library Director Alison Weissinger. Click here to see the full plan.

Announcing NYTimes.com Access!

Announcing NYTimes.com Access!

DeKalb County Public Library now offers full, free access to the online edition of The New York Times. Follow this link, or find it under our research databases page in the future. If you’re outside a library, enter your library card number and PIN, follow the prompts, and log in or create an account. If you’re inside a library, click “Log In” on the upper right of the page, then log in or create an account. That’s all you have to do! Your access will expire after 24 hours, but you can always renew your access by clicking the link again.

A Day in the #LifeatDCPL

A Day in the #LifeatDCPL

During National Library Workers Day on April 10, staff posted photos on Instagram hourly of all the various tasks and programs during a typical day working at the library. We compiled all the photos and created an album on Facebook. To view a day in the #LifeatDCPL click here
 

App Offers Access to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

App Offers Access 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.