1000 Books Before Kindergarten Participants Reach Milestone

DeKalb County Public Library already has two participants in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative to reach the target goal this summer. Both Saige C. and Laurel H. love books and the library. Their parents say taking part in the 1000 Books program has been fun and has played an important role in helping their children “get ready to read” and be successful in school. Click on the links to find out more about these young book lovers and about the 1000 Books program and how your child can take part.

Library Community Service Project Helps Clarkston Literacy Nonprofit Group

You may know that the staff at DeKalb County Public Library is known for dedicated service to library patrons. That service extends outside the Library’s branches as well. This spring and summer staff contributed funds and labor to assist one of its community partners.

Mommy and Me is a Clarkston–based nonprofit that helps refugee women learn to speak English while providing quality childcare and education for their young children in the same building. The organization wanted to transform one of its multi-purpose rooms into a more inviting, better-organized space for meetings and classes. Library staff took on the project and transformed it for use as a children’s library, as well as a space for meetings and classes.

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Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services Expands Online Library of Accessible eBooks

Beginning July 1, the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) network will make more than 425,000 accessible eBooks available for free to patrons who cannot read traditional print books due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia and other print disabilities. The online library is made possible by Bookshare, a Benetech global literacy initiative. Every Georgian with an eligible print disability will now have free access to Bookshare’s vast online library, including bestsellers, literature, nonfiction, picture books, educational texts, career guides and much more as GLASS patrons.

Georgians with qualifying disabilities who wish to sign up for free access to Bookshare on or after July 1 can visit georgialibraries.org/glass for more information, email glass@georgialibraries.org or call 1.800.248.6701.

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DCPLive: Are You looking for Your Next Summer Read?

I have the book for you!  The book is Juliet by Anne Fortier, and is available to check out as a physical book.  It is also available in  downloadable audio in Overdrive.   The author Anne Fortier explores the real story behind Romeo and...

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