A Message From the Director

Dear patrons—

I know many of you are wondering when the Library will open back up. I wish I had a definitive answer for you, but I do not. I can tell you that we are working with DeKalb County Leadership, the Library’s Board of Trustees and the DeKalb County Board of Health to come up with a plan for how and when we will reopen and begin serving you in person again. Our guiding principle through this process will be to provide a safe working environment for library staff and a safe library experience for you. I think the only thing we do know, is that it will look very different than it did when we closed on March 14. We will need your support and patience as we navigate this together.

In the meantime, library staff have been working hard to shift focus to a virtual environment so that we can continue to serve you in some capacity. For instance, we have:

 Made it easier to get a library card online for quick access to all our digital resources such as OverDrive, RB Digitial, PressReader and more.

 Suspended fines on all materials you may currently have checked out. We will continue to adjust due dates on all items so that you will not be penalized for any late fees when we reopen and are ready to receive materials back.

 Increased the number of checkouts you can have from OverDrive, our main eBook resource. 

 Added lots of virtual programming for both children and adults on our social media channels, such as Facebook and Instagram and through other video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts. 

We are continuing to answer phone inquiries for those of you who need additional help or have other questions. Call 404-508-7190, press zero and leave a message. 

Please continue to check our website for updates – as we finalize plans, they will be posted there.

Keep reading and stay safe!

Alison Weissinger