Holiday Closings

All branches will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin  Luther King, Jr. Day. 

Mike Glenn’s “Once He Learns How to Read: A Legacy of Literacy” Exhibit Comes to Decatur Library

Mike “Stinger” Glenn is a former NBA player and current broadcaster for “Hawks Live,” the pre-game show for the Atlanta Hawks. He is also the collector of thousands of rare books, newspapers and magazines that document African American history and culture. His exhibit “Once He Learns How to Read: A Legacy of Literacy” will be on display at the Decatur Library starting January 4, 2020.

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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

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

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