Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 in  observance of Labor Day.

Library Launches Major Library Card Sign-up Campaign

If you don’t already have a library card, DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) is launching a major campaign beginning in September to encourage you to get one. September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

First of all, DCPL will unveil a bright, new library card design that is very different from what you’ve seen before. Not only will this special, limited-edition card help you be a Know-It-All. It’ll attract attention and tell others you're a Know-It-All, too!

“We purposely came up with a colorful, whimsical design to attract attention to our message, which is very important,” says Library Director Alison Weissinger. “That message is that the Library plays a crucial role in our diverse county by providing free access to information and assistance in developing literate, engaged citizens—citizens that ‘Know-It-All.’ ”

To find more about how to apply for a card, click here.

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Library Foundation Planning Special Fundraising Event for September

The DeKalb Library Foundation will host a fabulous fundraiser this fall that will benefit literacy programs at DeKalb County Public Library and fund the purchase of additional books and materials for the Library’s collection. A Novel Affair: Books and Bites will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the DeKalb History Center in Decatur.

This will be a one-of-a-kind event and will include some of the best food and drinks found in DeKalb County, entertainment by food writers and an auction. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 10. Click here to find out more about the fundraiser and the work of the Foundation.

DCPLive: This weekend, don’t forget…

The annual AJC Decatur Book Festival will take place this coming weekend and it is an event that you surely won’t want to miss. This year’s key speaker is Erica Jong who will appear in conversation with Roxanne Gay at Emory...

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