Currently 57.3% of DeKalb County has been counted in the U.S. Census. We need your help to get to 100%. It only takes a few minutes to complete! For more information on the Georgia Census click here. To fill out your 2020 Census form click here.
I know many of you are wondering when the Library will open back up. I wish I had a definitive answer for you, but I do not. I can tell you that we are working with DeKalb County Leadership, the Library’s Board of Trustees and the DeKalb County Board of Health to come up with a plan for how and when we will reopen and begin serving you in person again. Our guiding principle through this process will be to provide a safe working environment for library staff and a safe library experience for you. I think the only thing we do know, is that it will look very different than it did when we closed on March 14. We will need your support and patience as we navigate this together.
May is designated as Older Americans Month and DCPL has several activities to help you "Make Your Mark." The Administration for Community Living selected this theme to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Check out the full schedule of events here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2020
DECATUR, Ga.–DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom). For more details on the agenda and to learn how to listen in, click here.
hoopla is a digital resource that provides online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV. Starting Friday, May 1, library card holders can access titles instantly through their desktop browser or the hoopla app. hoopla is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV and Chromecast. There are also no wait periods for titles. Items are limited to 5 checkouts a month. For more information visit: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
DeKalb County Public Library is partnering with the American Red Cross to host several Emergency Blood Drives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, blood donations are critically needed to be distributed to hospitals. The next blood drive will be held on Monday, May 4, at Dunwoody Library. Papa Johns Pizza will give out a coupon for 1 medium size pizza when you donate at this blood drive. The Red Cross is taking extra precautions to ensure that blood donations as well as donors are safe. Find out more information on how you can help or schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or click here.
Don't forget to be counted! You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. For more information, click here.
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Although the library is closed, you can apply for a temporary digital library card that allows you to use our online materials. You can do this if you’ve misplaced or are unable to use your current library card. If you have a card, but forgot your PIN, you can go to the My Account page and click the "Forgot your pin?" link.
How do I register for a card?
The DeKalb Library Foundation recently received a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Take the Internet Home with You initiative at DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL). The funds allow DCPL to offer mobile hotspot devices for check-out to patrons who may not have access to the internet in their home.
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