In the News

Sep­tem­ber 22, 2021: 11Alive News high­lights DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library’s Take the Inter­net Home with You ini­tia­tive in Voic­es of Equal­i­ty” seg­ment. Click here to watch it.

Sep­tem­ber 10, 2021: The DeKalb Cham­pi­on shares why rais­ing funds for DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library’s Take the Inter­net Home with You ini­tia­tive is impor­tant. Click here to learn more.

Sep­tem­ber 2, 2021: The DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion announces the sec­ond annu­al Stay Home and Sup­port the Library non-event. Click here to read more.

June 11, 2021: The Atlanta Jour­nal-Con­ti­tu­tion high­light­ed Dekalb Library Foun­da­tion fund­ed Sto­ry­Walks® in DeKalb Coun­ty. Click here to read more.

June 8, 2021: The City of Decatur Focus high­lights the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion’s award of the New York Life Com­mu­ni­ty Impact grant cham­pi­oned by board mem­ber Tim Mar­tin. Click here to read more.

April 26, 2021: New York Life award­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion a $15,000 Com­mu­ni­ty Impact grant. Click here to learn more.

March 24, 2021: The Pedi­atric Foun­da­tion of Geor­gia award­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion with a $2,000 grant to sup­port the 1000 Books Before Kinder­garten pro­gram. Click here to learn more.

Jan­u­ary 6, 2021: Local authors share how libraries start­ed them on life­long jour­neys. Click here to read about their short videos sup­port­ing the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion’s end of year fundrais­ing cam­paign.

Octo­ber 20, 2020: The DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion rais­es $30,000 from the Stay Home to Sup­port the Library” non-event fundrais­er. Click here to learn more.

Sep­tem­ber 15, 2020: The DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion changed the focus of its annu­al fundrais­er to sup­port the hotspot pro­gram. Click here to read more.

Sep­tem­ber 11, 2020: The DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion announced its first ever Stay Home to Sup­port the Library” non-event fundrais­er to sup­port DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library. Click here to learn more.

May 26, 2020: Geor­gia Human­i­ties and the Nation­al Endow­ment for Human­i­ties award­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion with a $10,000 CARES Act Emer­gency Oper­at­ing Grant. Funds will be used to sup­port the Take the Inter­net Home with You ini­tia­tive. Click here to read more.

May 8, 2020: The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion for Greater Atlanta and the Unit­ed Way of Greater Atlanta award­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion a grant from their Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recov­ery Fund. Click here to learn more.

April 24, 2020: Libraries are help­ing bridge the dig­i­tal divide dur­ing COVID-19. Our Take the Inter­net Home ini­tia­tive is con­tin­u­ing to help patrons. Click here to read about it.

March 6, 2020: The DeKalb FreeP­ress high­light­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion’s receipt of the $25,000 New York Life Com­mu­ni­ty Impact Grant in their cov­er sto­ry. Click here to read it.

March 1, 2020: The Decatur Focus pub­lished the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion’s announce­ment of the receipt of the New York Life Com­mu­ni­ty Impact Grant. Click here to read it.

Feb­ru­ary 27, 2020: Deca​tur​ish​.com high­light­ed the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion’s receipt of the New York Life Com­mu­ni­ty Impact Grant as well as DLF’s sup­port of the 2020 cen­sus. Click here to read the article.

Feb­ru­ary 10, 2020: The DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion announced today that they received a $25,000 Com­mu­ni­ty Impact Grant from New York Life in sup­port of the Take the Inter­net Home with You ini­tia­tive at the DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library. Click here to learn more.

Decem­ber 16, 2019: WABE’s Rose Scott inter­viewed State Librar­i­an Julie Walk­er and DCPL Direc­tor Ali­son Weissinger to dis­cuss the impor­tance of libraries and Macmil­lian Pub­lish­er’s deci­sion to restrict the sales of e‑books to libraries. The inter­view begins at 2:35. Click here to lis­ten to it.

Decem­ber 1, 2019: Geor­gia Trend mag­a­zine focus­es on the impor­tance of ear­ly lit­er­a­cy in the arti­cle Why Ear­ly Read­ing Mat­ters” and high­lights what com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion, are doing to sup­port lit­er­a­cy efforts. Click here to read the article.

Novem­ber 25, 2019: The Good Works Show inter­viewed Jill Joplin, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, to dis­cuss pro­grams fund­ed by the DeKalb Library Foun­da­tion. Click here to watch the interview.

Octo­ber 23, 2019: Orga­ni­za­tions in Geor­gia are work­ing to ensure an accu­rate count in the state for the 2020 cen­sus. The DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library will play an impor­tant role in these efforts. Click here to find out what you need to know about the upcom­ing census.

May 6, 2019: DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library opens its twen­ty-third library, the Coun­ty Line-Ellen­wood Branch. 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. Click here for more information.

Jan­u­ary 8, 2019: Geor­gia Pub­lic Library Ser­vice named DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library as the 2018 Geor­gia Pub­lic Library of the Year for their efforts to grow mean­ing­ful engage­ment and impact with­in their diverse com­mu­ni­ty.” Click here to read the full announcement.