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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.

Lithonia-Davidson Library Closing at 5:00 p.m. Today, July 28 Print E-mail

The Lithonia-Davidson Library is closing today, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. due to the lack of air conditioning. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back with us regularly for updates.

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.

Wesley Chapel Library Temporarily Closed Print E-mail

The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library remains 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 link below to check the status of programs before you attend.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to re-open the library 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.

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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