Supporter Stories

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