In the News

May 26, 2020:  Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for Humanities awarded the DeKalb Library Foundation with a $10,000 CARES Act Emergency Operating Grant.  Funds will be used to support the Take the Internet Home with You initiative.  Click here to read more.


May 8, 2020:  The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta awarded the DeKalb Library Foundation a grant from their Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.  Click here to learn more.


April 24, 2020:  Libraries are helping bridge the digital divide during COVID-19.  Our Take the Internet Home initiative is continuing to help patrons.  Click here to read about it.


March 6, 2020:  The DeKalb FreePress highlighted the DeKalb Library Foundation's receipt of the $25,000 New York Life Community Impact Grant in their cover story.  Click here to read it.


March 1, 2020:  The Decatur Focus published the DeKalb Library Foundation's announcement of the receipt of the New York Life Community Impact Grant.  Click here to read it.


February 27, 2020: highlighted the DeKalb Library Foundation's receipt of the New York Life Community Impact Grant as well as DLF's support of the 2020 census.  Click here to read the article.


February 10, 2020:  The DeKalb Library Foundation announced today that they received a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Take the Internet Home with You initiative at the DeKalb County Public Library.  Click here to learn more.


December 16, 2019:  WABE's Rose Scott interviewed State Librarian Julie Walker and DCPL Director Alison Weissinger to discuss the importance of libraries and Macmillian Publisher's decision to restrict the sales of e-books to libraries.  The interview begins at 2:35.  Click here to listen to it.


December 1, 2019:  Georgia Trend magazine focuses on the importance of early literacy in the article "Why Early Reading Matters" and highlights what community organizations, including the DeKalb Library Foundation, are doing to support literacy efforts.  Click here to read the article.


November 25, 2019:  The Good Works Show interviewed Jill Joplin, Executive Director, to discuss programs funded by the DeKalb Library Foundation.  Click here to watch the interview.


October 23, 2019:  Organizations in Georgia are working to ensure an accurate count in the state for the 2020 census.  The DeKalb County Public Library will play an important role in these efforts.  Click here to find out what you need to know about the upcoming census.


July 29, 2019:  DeKalb County Public Library hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off renovations to the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library.  CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, and State Librarian Julie Walker joined members of the Board, Friends and patrons to kick off the highly anticipated renovations.  Click here to see coverage of the event.


May 6, 2019:  DeKalb County Public Library opens its twenty-third library, the County Line-Ellenwood Branch.  The 12,000-square-foot library is complete with meeting space, Wi-Fi, public computers, study rooms, cozy reading areas and a collection of more than 20,000 new books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs.  Click here for more information.


January 8, 2019:  Georgia Public Library Service named DeKalb County Public Library as the 2018 Georgia Public Library of the Year for "their efforts to grow meaningful engagement and impact within their diverse community."  Click here to read the full announcement.


December 2017: Click here to read an article in Atlanta INtown Paper about an partnership with the KPMG Family for Literacy and the Clarkston Library. 


August 3-9, 2017:  Click here to read an article in The Champion Newspaper about the DeKalb Library Foundation and other local organizations supporting a back-to-school book bag donation program. 


Back to School Issue 2017:  Read about our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program on page 13 of the Oakhurst Village Magazine 


June 8, 2017:  The Champion published an article about our 2017 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off/Celebration.


May 2017:  Oakhurst Village Magazine - read about our Mobile Hotspot device program on page 4.


April 11, 2016: Click here to read about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten in the Atlanta Journal Constitution 



Decatur Living Spring 2015 

 This issue featured an article on the Foundation. See page 18. 

Decatur Focus 

 The April issue recaps Love Your Library Month and Grilled Cheese Nite at Souper Jenny in Decatur. See page 12.

 The Jan/Feb issues announces Grilled Cheese Nite at Souper Jenny in Decatur. See page 17.

The December issue highlights the Foundation welcome reception and announces Love Your Library. See page 14.