Library Launches New Resource to Help Patrons in Need

Library Launches New Resource to Help Patrons in Need

Librarians expect lots of questions from patrons about where to find a book or DVD they are looking for and what online resource is best for information about car repair.  However, librarians at DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) realized they were also getting questions that were much more difficult to answer—like “Where do I go if I’m being evicted?” So they decided to do something about it.

This October, the New Librarians Committee, made up of librarians who have been with DCPL for less than a year, launched a web site they developed for patrons who need help beyond what the library can provide. The DCPL HelpPages is a directory of community resources and facilities for people in need. It provides information for people looking for assistance finding shelters, employment, legal aid, food pantries, transportation and more.

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New Resource Offers Access to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

Want to know how the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey? Interested in the latest reports from the Washington Post into the federal probe of President Trump’s business dealings with Russia?  Like to get U.S. News and World Report delivered right to your mobile device or computer? Then try PressReader, a new service offered free to you through DeKalb County Public Library. Access it from the icon in the upper right corner of this page.

At home, you’ll be able to log in to PressReader with your library card or by downloading the PressReader app. Get same-day delivery to your mobile device or computer of the AJC or any of more than 7,000 other newspapers and magazines. You’ll find publications from more than 120 countries and in more than 60 languages.

Stream articles or publications to your computer or download to your mobile device. Set your favorite publications to download automatically. Listen, share, get translations or comment on articles. PressReader’s robust search features also will allow you to pull articles of interest from across all publications and save your results.

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DCPLive: Wrongful Conviction Day – October 2

Wrongful Conviction Day – October 2 An estimated 3-5% of the nation’s incarcerated population is wrongfully convicted — that translates to roughly 1,500-3,000 innocent people in Georgia who are currently serving time in prison...

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