Holiday Closing

All Dekalb County Public Library branches will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

Coming Soon: DeKalb County Public Library to Add New Attraction Passes to Catalog

Patrons will soon be able to 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. Adult patrons with a valid DeKalb County Public Library card may checkout passes at any branch.

2019 Summer Reading Kickoffs

It's that time of year again! Time to get in gear for Summer Reading! This year DeKalb County Public Library will host four Summer Reading Kickoff programs Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30. The theme for 2019 is "A Universe of Stories." Kickoff programs will be held at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer, Stonecrest, Decatur and County Line-Ellenwood branches featuring an Out of This World Magic Show with Jeff McClure of Got Magic! Kids and parents can pick up reading logs and calendars of events and learn about the fun and exciting activities happening in our libraries this summer. For more details visit our Summer Reading Program page.

No Overdue Fines for Kids and Teens During Fine Free Summer

June 1-August 31, DeKalb County Public Library will waive any overdue fines for materials in the children’s and teen’s collections during “Fine-Free Summer.” The initiative is designed to encourage reading and remove any barriers so kids and teens will read more during the summer months. The DCPL Board of Trustees approved Fine-Free Summer for the second year after a successful summer in 2018.  Fees will still be assessed on lost or damaged items and normal checkout periods will still apply.

DeKalb County to Open New Ellenwood Library

DeKalb County Public Library will open its new County Line-Ellenwood Branch on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. The new DeKalb County Public Library branch is located at 4331 River Road Ellenwood, Georgia 30294. Patrons, Friends of the Library and county officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting event. "We are pleased to open another library branch in DeKalb County that will embrace the county's diversity through public programming," said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. 

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