|Friends of the Library|
Friends of the Library groups are composed of volunteers who support their local library branches. Membership is open to all. The mission of the Friends of the Library is to promote interest in, use of, and public support for the DeKalb County Public Library. Friends volunteer their time and resources to help provide high quality library services, books, and materials for their community libraries.
National Friends of Libraries Week
During National Friends of Libraries Week October 21 - 27, the Friends of DCPL Libraries are holding programs and book sales. You can support your local Friends of the Library group by purchasing a paper cutout leaf for $1. Leaves are available at the following branches: Brookhaven, Covington, Chamblee, Clarkston, Dunwoody, Embry Hills, Hairston Crossing, Lithonia-Davidson, Redan-Trotti, Salem-Panola, Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams, Tucker-Reid H. Cofer and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown. Join the Friends by becoming a member and help support the library. (See membership information below)
Becoming a Friend unites you with other supporters and lovers of your library. A Friends group gives a stronger voice in promoting the work and ongoing vitality of each branch. In these days of budget cuts, the need is greater than ever for members of the community to step up and help our libraries. We Need You. Your Library Needs You. To join, download a membership form.
Friends raise money through dues and book sales to fund many important services at their local library branches such as: Books and other materials for collection development
The Alliance of the Friends of the DeKalb County Public Library, Inc. formed a group nonprofit organization in November 2010 composed of 15 individual branch Friends groups. Its mission is to support, benefit and assist Friends of the Library groups of the DeKalb County Public Library. The Alliance applied for 501(c)3 nonprofit status in May 2011. The Alliance works together with Friends to better our libraries.