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Sep 12 2012

Why Support Your Local Library?

by Jesse M

Take a look at this useful infographic detailing why it’s so important to support your local library. While it may seem counter-intuitive, library budgets need to be expanded during tough economic times rather than reduced, because demand for our services increases. Click the “read more” link to see the graphic.

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Jan 27 2010

Haiti

by Jnai W

My blog posts tend to be fairly random–just whatever’s on my mind at the moment. Right now that happens to be Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have ravaged the country.

For the past week or so I, like so many others, have been glued to the television and to the internet for any updates on the aftermath, relief efforts and ways to donate to the cause.  As heartbreaking as images and accounts of the tragedy have been, the outpouring of love and support has also been uplifting, encouraging and heartwarming.  Still, there’s always more that can be done, more that can be given.

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Feb 6 2009

Show Me the Love

by DCPLive

Love is in the air.  Valentine’s Day is only a week away.  You can’t go into a grocery store without seeing heart shaped candy boxes or tacky fake roses.  You’re probably counting all the ways you love your sweetie, but have you thought about the many ways you love your library?  I may be biased, but I think there are tons of reasons to love your library.  But we want to know why YOU, our patrons, love DeKalb County Public Library.  So go ahead, share your story and tell us why you love the library.

PS–By the way, the DeKalb Library Foundation has declared February “Love Your Library” month and is asking library patrons (that means you) to make a small donation to help us meet a $125,000 challenge grant we have been given by the Fitzgerald Foundation.  This donation will help us fund literacy services to underserved adults and children in DeKalb County.  Click here to make your online donation.

PPS– if you have a really good story, we just might use it in some PR piece.

Thanks!  Alison W.

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