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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 Website Will be Temporarily Down Friday, July 25 Print E-mail

In order to serve you better, DeKalb County Public Library will make upgrades to its website,, on Friday, July 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The website will not be available during this time. We will work to keep the disruption brief. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Library Taking Steps to Increase Internet Speed Some Services May Be Interrupted Print E-mail

In order to serve you better, DeKalb County Public Library is increasing internet speed at its branches this summer.  Work is currently underway to double the Library’s bandwidth, resulting in faster internet speeds on library computers and WiFi. 

There may be some interruptions in service on library computers and the website,, including access to databases, the library catalog and library accounts. The Library is working to keep any interruptions to a minimum. The upgrade in service should be completed by early July.

Redan-Trotti Library Re-Opens Friday, July 25; Wesley Chapel Branch Remains Temporarily Closed Print E-mail

The Redan-Trotti Library will re-open Friday, July 25 at its regular hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The status of programs that were cancelled or moved to other branches will remain unchanged.

The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library is still temporarily closed until further notice due to lack of air conditioning. However, some programs scheduled for the branch are still taking place. Please click on the links below to check the status of programs at both libraries.

We apologize for the inconvenience, You may also wish to visit 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.

Library Ready for Special Summer Events and the Vacation Reading Program Print E-mail

DeKalb County Public Library is ready for summer 2014 with plans for lots of exciting, special programs and the annual Vacation Reading Program (VRP), too. VRP, which promotes the joy and importance of reading and a love for the library, will run from Saturday, May 17 through Thursday, July 31 for babies, children and teens and from Saturday, May 24 through Thursday, July 31 for adults.

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