DeKalb County to Open New Ellenwood Library


DeKalb County Public Library will open its new County Line-Ellenwood Branch on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. The new DeKalb County Public Library branch is located at 4331 River Road Ellenwood, Georgia 30294. Patrons, Friends of the Library and county officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting event. "We are pleased to open another library branch in DeKalb County that will embrace the county's diversity through public programming," said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. 

 Designed by R.L. Brown & Associates and built by Hogan Construction Group, the 12,000-square-foot library is complete with meeting space, Wi-Fi, public computers, study rooms, cozy reading areas and a collection of more than 20,000 new books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs.

Funding for construction is from the 2005 bond referendum that has been instrumental in upgrading several DeKalb branches throughout the county. Library hours will be Monday - Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scottdale-Tobie Grant Homework Center Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

The Scottdale-Tobie Grant Homework Center  will be closed Monday, April 22 through Thursday,  April 25 for building maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit one of our nearby branches. For any questions please call the Library Administrative Center at 404-508-7190. 

DeKalb County Public Library Team Wins Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is an annual statewide reading competition that is open to students in grades 4-12. Students are quizzed on Georgia Book Award Nominees and Georgia Peach Teen Book Award Nominees. On Saturday, January 26, DeKalb County Public Library competed with three teams in the levels of elementary, middle school and high school. The high school team won first place and will move on to the next round that will take place at Clayton State in two weeks. DCPL is the first public library to enter a team into the HRRB. Library staff who coached the teams include: Mia Manekofsky, Lauren Tennyson, Shelley Thompson, Jonathan Myers and Elizabeth Harris. Check out more information on the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl here.

DeKalb County Public Library Named 2018 Library of the Year

Georgia Public Library Service has announced that DeKalb County Public Library has been selected as the 2018 Georgia Public Library of the Year “for their efforts to grow meaningful engagement and impact within their diverse community.” The annual award honors the outstanding service and achievements of Georgia’s public libraries, librarians and advocates. A collaborative effort was made with the “Read More” campaign that helped to promote the Library system as a whole while highlighting specific programs such as PRIME TIME Preschool, Fine Free Summer, the Human Library Project and more. DCPL will be recognized at the Georgia State Capital on February 13.  Check out the official announcement here.

DeKalb County Public Library Gears Up for 2018 Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival

The Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival is an annual celebration of the large diverse community that makes up DeKalb County. DeKalb County Public Library’s first African-American librarian, the late Doris K. Wells, created the festival in 1983 as a Kwanzaa Awareness Festival at the Scott Candler Library. Attendance for the first year was over 1000 patrons. The festival continued to grow over the years and was renamed the Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival. Programs throughout the months of December and January include music, dance, food, crafts and informational workshops. A full list of events can be seen here.