Supporter Stories

Learn Why Our Donors Support Us

Please watch the videos below to find out why our supporters believe that libraries are important to our community.

"My favorite library system is the DeKalb County system, of course...I love going to the Decatur branch..." - Karin Slaughter


"When you read, you gain knowledge.  And knowledge is power and no one can take that away from you." - Monyetta Shaw


"Growing up, libraries were my favorite place to be.  It's where I fell in love with the written word and where I was inspired to tell my own stories."  - Aisha Saeed

"Do not take your local library for granted." - Anthony Grooms

"I've been using DeKalb Library since I was a boy growing up in south Decatur." - Jim Auchmutey


"I'm a writer today because of libraries." - Mary Kay Andrews

"I truly consider the library to be a touchstone of a curious existence." - Zoe Fishman


"The library…here is where you can find entertainment, information, inspiration.  It’s where we can all become active and informed citizens.  Can you think of a better resource in your community?  I can’t." - John McCutcheon


"If you read my books, you know how important libraries are to me...They're places where the community gets together...everything that the library does is good for the community.  And, why wouldn't you support that?" - Karin Slaughter