Georgia Center for the Book Announces Books You Should Read in 2015

The Georgia Center for the Book has selected the works of 24 prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2015 lists of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and the “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” You can meet the authors and illustrators on the lists on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at a free, public event at 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium.

The lists are compiled annually from nominations received throughout the year by the writers, educators, librarians, and media representatives who comprise the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council. In 2013, the Advisory Council voted to make the compilation of these lists an annual event. This year will mark the sixth edition of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and the third of the “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.”

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Visit Local Attractions with Free Park and Museum Passes

DeKalb County Public Library participates in a program made available through Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) which provides free passes to state parks and other attractions.Adult patrons with a valid DeKalb County Public Library card may borrow a pass to these attractions at any of our branches and enjoy an educational day of family fun.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

The Georgia ParkPass library loan program is a partnership with GPLS and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Passes check out for 7 days and allow up to 4 visitors to be admitted to state parks and historic sites at no charge. Passes also include free parking and a guide booklet. Find information about the pass in the Library’s catalog. For more about Georgia parks, visit getoutdoorsgeorgia.org.

Go Fish Education Center

The Go Fish Education Center Library Pass program is a partnership with GPLS and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Passes check out for 7 days and allow up to 4 visitors to be admitted to the Center at no charge. The Center is located in Perry, Georgia. Beginning May 27, 2015, Go Fish is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Go Fish will return to its regular hours after August 9, 2015. Find information about the pass in the Library's catalog. For more about the Center, visit gofisheducationcenter.com.

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DCPLive: Buy One, Get One Free

Have you ever stood in line behind people at the checkout counter who had coupons and none of the coupons matched the items they were buying? The coupon said Bounty paper towels and they had Scott. They needed to get creamy peanut butter...

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