Holiday Closing

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in observance of Easter.

Library to Conduct Pilot Early Literacy Program Aimed at Young Children

DeKalb County Public Library is one of just 11 public library systems in Georgia chosen to conduct a special, federally-funded early literacy pilot project aimed at young children. The Every Child Ready to Read project focuses on children from birth to four years old. Through special workshops parents learn to use simple practices—talking, singing, playing, reading and even writing with their children—to get the children ready to read.

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Library Wants You to Join the Community in Reading the Same Book

DeKalb County Public Library wants to promote inclusiveness and understanding of different cultures in our community through reading. With a new initiative called One County, Many Voices (OCMV) READ, the Library is encouraging all DeKalb residents to read the same book this spring, then come together to discuss it. The book is We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, a “powerful and unflinching” story about a 10-year-old girl who leaves her police-state homeland of Zimbabwe in search of opportunity and freedom in America.

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DCPLive: George Plimpton and Sidd Finch

George Plimpton is well known for many reasons. He was a founding editor of the Paris Review and stayed on as editor until he died in 2003. He’s also known for his sports writing. Back in 1985, he was asked to write a Sports Illustrated...

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