Due to restroom ren­o­va­tions, the Wes­ley Chapel-William C. Brown Library will be closed on Sat­ur­day, July 20.

DeKalb County Public Library Invites Everyone to Discover More

The Library Will Show­case its Vast Array of Resources Along with Learn­ing and Con­nec­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Nation­al Library Card Sign-Up Month

DECATUR, Ga. – (August 30, 2023) — DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is launch­ing the Dis­cov­er More card dri­ve to sign up thou­sands of new library card­hold­ers. The dri­ve begins on Sep­tem­ber 1 and will run through the end of October. 

The Library will place a spot­light on offer­ings for all life stages and inter­ests. Some of these include pro­grams to set the youngest patrons on a path to a life­long love of read­ing; valu­able resources for entre­pre­neurs; and oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing and per­son­al enrichment.

Card­hold­ers have access to eBooks, audio­books, news­pa­pers, and stream­ing media for no cost or sub­scrip­tion fees. Chances for per­son­al growth and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment abound with more than 200 free pro­grams and events each month. Free pass­es to local attrac­tions and per­for­mances help peo­ple save mon­ey on recre­ation and cul­tur­al activ­i­ties. Patrons can bor­row Chrome­books or Wi-Fi hotspots, and receive per­son­al­ized ser­vice from librar­i­ans ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing them achieve their goals. 

Every­one should know that they can cre­ate their own library expe­ri­ence,” said DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library Direc­tor Ali­son Weissinger. While we are see­ing more and more peo­ple using the library, we believe there are still many oth­ers who have yet to explore every­thing it has to offer. We want to change that.”

New and cur­rent card­hold­ers will enjoy:

  • A lim­it­ed-edi­tion Dis­cov­er More library card.
  • A spe­cial book­mark with vinyl stick­ers that patrons can use to express their per­son­al style as read­ers, media stream­ers or audio­book listeners.
  • Dis­cov­er More auto­mo­bile mag­nets which patrons can pur­chase for $1 at any branch to show their sup­port for the Library. Pro­ceeds go toward books, pro­grams and oth­er materials. 

The library will also use bill­board, tran­sit shel­ter and mobile app adver­tis­ing to invite peo­ple to get a library card of their own.

How to Get a Library Card 

DeKalb Coun­ty res­i­dents and oth­ers can sign up for a free library card online or in per­son at any of the Library’s 23 branch­es. Addi­tion­al details about ben­e­fits and a link to sign up online can be found at dekalbli​brary​.org/​d​i​s​c​o​v​e​rmore. Sup­port for the Dis­cov­er More library card sign-up dri­ve is pro­vid­ed by DeKalb Library Foundation.