All DCPL branches will be closed on Thursday, October 17 for Staff Development Day. Branches will reopen on Friday, October 18.
19th Annual Jubilee of Reading Book Club Conference Registration
Open to the first 150 registrants. Registration deadline November 15. Register online or pick up registration form from your nearest library location. For more information, call 404.508.7190, ext. 2257.Learn more
The Library catalog, including My Account access, will be unavailable Thursday, October 17 for maintenance. Access to electronic and downloadable resources may also be affected during this time. Thank you for your patience We apologize for the inconvenience. Regular access to these services resumes Friday, October 18.
DCPL will be participating in the Little Five Points Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. The parade route starts at Austin and Euclid and moves up Euclid to Moreland. Last year our zombie librarians won the Pennywise Prize for best walking group for their bloody makeup and theatrics. Will the zombies win again this year? Come out to the parade and find out!
DeKalb County Public Library card holders can now renew items three times instead of two. This applies to physical items such as books, CDs, & DVDs. This does not apply to passes or eBooks. Overdue fines for DVDs have been reduced to .15 cents per day with a max of $7.50 (previously .50 cents). These are just a few of many ways DCPL is making it more convenient to enjoy items that are checked out.
Beginning October 8, 2019, DeKalb County Public Library will start the 3rd round of PRIME TIME Preschool (PTPS), an early literacy program specifically designed for 3 and 4 year olds. The goals of PTPS are to deliver high quality humanities-based family programming, increase school readiness of preschoolers and to enhance parent/caretaker skills for facilitating school readiness. In 2018, DCPL added PRIME TIME Preschool after securing a $50,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The weekly sessions include storytelling, reading, and center based exploration featuring award-winning children’s books conducted by early childhood trained facilitators. Families of three and four year olds can attend one of six sessions offered at the Flat Shoals, Redan-Trotti, Scott Candler or Wesley Chapel Library locations. Get more details here.
Patrons can now check out passes to the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The passes are being made available through a partnership with Georgia Public Library Service. The passes will checkout for seven days and allow up to four visitors to be admitted to each attraction free of charge. Currently patrons can checkout passes for the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Go Fish Education Center, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the Southeastern Railway Museum. A Macon Museum pass has also been added which includes admission to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Tubman Museum. Adult patrons with a valid DeKalb County Public Library card may checkout passes at any branch. For more information please visit the Passes and Devices page.
ATLANTA...Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is proud to launch eRead Kids, a new digital library available through all 407 public libraries in the state. The collection of almost 15,000 electronic and audio books is for children from pre-k through fourth grade.Read More