Grow

DeKalb County Public Library is a place to grow. The library enlightens and enriches the community by providing programs and services for patrons of all ages.  Below are just a handful of programs supported by funds from the DeKalb Library Foundation.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages and supports parents to read early and often with their babies and young children in order to start a lifeline journey of reading. More than 11,000 families have received support materials and more than 300 have completed reading 1000 books!
     
  • Summer Reading Program encourages youth to continue reading over the summer with incentives and special programming.  Reading over the summer helps students keep their skills up and reduces the chance of the summer educational slide.
     
  • Project LIT supports student-led book groups that aim to get young people excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, and culturally relevant books.
     
  • The Georgia Center for the Book preserves Georgia's rich literary heritage by hosting free author talks and sponsoring literary events and programs.
     
  • Take the Internet Home with You initiative is an effort to bridge the digital divide in DeKalb County by offering 211 hotspot devices for check-out for patrons who may not have internet access in their own home.
     
  • StoryWalk® is a delightful and innovative way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.  Read a story as you stroll through park!