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: In Memoriam: Farewell to a Diva

She went for her regular hair appointment because she always had to look fabulous for her fans. And as was her fashion, she went out looking just mahvelous. Not that beauty was her only claim to fame–she was so sweet, so above the...

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