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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.

DeKalb County Public Library Will Unveil New Website in November 2014 Print E-mail

DeKalb County Public Library will launch its new website later this month. The new site will be much more versatile and automatically adapt its format to any computer, tablet or mobile device to give you the best user experience. You also will find a design that is cleaner and easy to read while being more colorful and visual at the same time.

Additionally, the site will be more secure and easier to update. The new platform allows staff to make changes more quickly.

A few parts of the new site will still be under construction, but this will not interfere with your use. You may find that bookmarks you previously saved to certain pages will no longer work. If this is the case, you will be able to do a search from the homepage to access the new locations.

New Lists of Books All Georgians Should Read Print E-mail

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.

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, 2014 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.

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.

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