Wesley Chapel Library Re-Opens Friday, October 31

The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library will re-open Friday,October 31, with regular business hours. Installation of the branch's heating/air conditioning unit will be completed in the next few days. In addition, the Library system took the opportunity to spruce up the facility while the heating/air conditioning installation was underway. The branch's carpeting was cleaned, its sidewalks were pressure washed and its patron computers were replaced with new ones.

Literacy Run/Walk Scheduled for Piedmont Park November 15

Support literacy programs and initiatives throughout Metro Atlanta this November and have some fun, too. Participate in the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Literacy, Saturday November 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive, NE in Atlanta. The Run/Walk is sponsored by the Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta (LAMA), a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including DeKalb County Public Library, seeking to achieve 100% literacy for the adults and families they serve. Register online at Please choose DeKalb County Public Library when you register and the Library will receive 50% of your fee.

New Lists of Books All Georgians Should Read

The Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) at DeKalb County Public Library has selected 20 works by prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for its 2014 lists of Books All Georgians Should Read and Books All Young Georgians Should Read. The prestigious lists include topnotch works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature by contemporary Georgia writers and artists. They were compiled by writers, educators, librarians and media representatives from the GCB Advisory Board.

Picture this!

I have always loved children’s picture books. Working for DCPL is especially rewarding in this regard as I am exposed to so many wonderful picture books both new and old. I even have a small collection of favorites at home. One of my most treasured books is Graeme Base’s fun and elaborate alphabet book Animalia. ...

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