The Library depends on gifts to provide programs and services not fully funded by tax dollars. Your charitable gift helps create programming and services that would not exist otherwise.


Donations to the DeKalb Library Foundation allowed DeKalb County Public Library to launch 1000 Books Before Kindergarten in early 2016 to encourage and support parents in reading early and often with their babies and toddlers. In the first year of the program, more than 5.000 participation materials were distributed throughout the county's libraries, at DeKalb Medical, and at the DeKalb County Board of Health. More than a dozen participants reached the 1000 book goal by the end of the year. This is an on-going program that will enhance the growth of young people in our community.


The Tobie-Grant Homework Center is always busy when it is open, and the students gain so much information and inspiration from Josiah G. whether he is facilitating interactive learning programs or simply helping with homework. 


PRIMETIME Family Reading Time engages families at the Chamblee Library in a structured six-week reading, discussion, and storytelling time. 


New in 2017 - The DeKalb Library Foundation and DeKalb County Public Library are partnering to provide patrons without home internet access, mobile hotspot devices. These devices are available for check-out at these library locations: Chamblee, Decatur, Stonecrest, and Flat Shoals. Click here for more information