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 Here you can keep up with the latest and greatest things happening at DeKalb County Public Library!  News articles are sorted reverse chronologically, with the latest news on top.

Library Expands Its Collections for Children--Digitally Print E-mail

DeKalb County Public Library now has a separate online materials collection for children—just as it has separate sections for children in its branches. This summer, the Library began offering a digital collection through OverDrive that only includes titles for young patrons. OverDrive is the service through which patrons in the DeKalb system check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. You can access the new collection by clicking OverDrive eReading Room for Kids.

The new, separate collection will offer a safe environment for children to browse library materials. It also will help children find the titles they want easily and quickly.

Library staff is very enthusiastic about the new collection. “The online page has a very appealing layout and is very user-friendly. Patrons can browse by subject, interest or even reading level,” says Joyce Baker, Library Acquisitions Manager. She also notes that the service is free to patrons with a library card and available anytime, anywhere. In addition, digital titles expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.

Clarkston Library Exploring Many Faiths Found in Clarkston Community Print E-mail

Find out more about the Baha’i faith at a program at the Clarkston Library on Saturday, August 9 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Gregory Watson, an expert on the topic, and Baha’i Faith member Atieno Samandari will present an introduction to the tenets of this faith and answer questions. The program is the second in a series called “One City, Many Faiths” that will run through the rest of the year. It is being sponsored by the Clarkston Library and the Clarkston Interfaith Group.

Wesley Chapel Library and Lithonia-Davidson Library Temporarily Closed Print E-mail

The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library and the Lithonia-Davidson Library are temporarily closed due to lack of air conditioning. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to re-open the branches as soon as possible. In the meantime, please visit us at one of our other branches.

StoryCorps Interviews Scheduled for Clarkston Library in June Print E-mail

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 you’ll have the great opportunity to record and preserve stories from your life at the Clarkston Library. As part of its celebration of World Refugee Day, which is June 20, the branch will provide space for StoryCorps Atlanta to do interviews with people from the community between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please visit the branch at 951 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston or call 404.508.7175 to make a reservation.

This isn’t the first time StoryCorps has done interviews at a DeKalb County Public Library branch.

Holiday Closing Print E-mail

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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