Library Director Alison Weissinger and DeKalb County School Superintendent R. Stephen Green show off a photo of the Library's latest, limited-edition library card.

Library and School System Want Every Student to Apply for a Library Card this Fall

DeKalb County Public Library and the DeKalb County School District are teaming up for a library card sign-up campaign this fall to encourage all students, their family members and school system staff to get a library card. Beginning in September, which is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and continuing through October, the Library and the school system will promote the benefits of having a card along with the Library’s new and colorful, limited-edition card, designed just for the campaign.

School Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green is chairing the campaign. He will appear on a specially-designed poster which will be displayed in each of DeKalb County’s 126 elementary, middle and high schools, encouraging students to get a card. He and his staff also will work with library staff on card sign-up events at schools and at library branches.

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New Exhibit at DeKalb County Public Library Focuses on Importance of Technology

DeKalb County Public Library is hosting an exciting, hands-on exhibit about the impact engineers and technology have on our lives that’s guaranteed to fascinate both children and adults. Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference will be on display August 27 through October 18, 2016 at the Hairston Crossing Library.

The exhibit includes multimedia components to show how engineers come up with solutions to meet human needs, develop innovations for the future, and create new technologies to solve problems. It includes a touchscreen computer kiosk that contains games that are fun and that educate the public about the challenges engineers are facing in the 21st century. Another exhibit area is designed to teach visitors about the fundamental principles of energy and its importance in modern society.

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Library Receives $15,000 Grant for STEAM Learning Programs

DeKalb County Public Library will soon enhance its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning capabilities, thanks to a $15,000 grant in August from the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS). Funding for the grant came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is encouraging public libraries to build their resources for art education, as well as to continue the development of resources in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Georgia Center for the Book Announces Annual “Books All Georgians Should Read”

The Georgia Center for the Book has selected the works of 24 prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2016 lists of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” The lists are compiled annually from nominations received throughout the year by the writers, educators, librarians, media representatives, and individuals who comprise the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council. See the titles available at DCPL.

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DCPLive: Taking Good Care

I find myself thinking this week of the many hotels in which I’ve stayed and it might come as no surprise that a few have been notable for reasons that would give pause to any but the grittiest and most optimistic of publicity teams....

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