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As we transition from the old year to the new, our thoughts naturally turn to contemplation of the future and what it holds in store for us. For those of us working in public libraries, it is a good opportunity to ask, “What should we be focusing on?”, and in order to help us make that determination, we need feedback from the communities we serve. That’s where you come in.

First of all, I’d like to invite you to participate in a short (roughly five minute) survey being conducted on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative.

The purpose of the survey is to help the Global Libraries Initiative identify opportunities to focus their current support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world.

To participate in the survey, click here.

Secondly, I’d like to invite you to provide your valuable feedback on a more local level. Currently DCPL is in the process of developing a strategic plan, and is soliciting input through public feedback sessions to help the Library set priorities for the next three years. While the majority of the sessions have already occurred, the final session takes place on Tuesday, January 8 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hairston Crossing Library, and we’d love to see you there! For more information, call 404.370.8450, ext. 2228.

Have a happy new year!

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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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Feb 15 2012

Love Your Library

by Joseph M

Love Your Library logoValentine’s Day may be over, but you can still show you care by participating in our Love Your Library campaign, ongoing through the month of February.  A donation of $1 will get you a heart with your name on it posted at your local library branch.  You can also donate online if you prefer.  Your contributions will go to support important literacy work among children and adults in DeKalb county, so show some love and help make a difference in your community!

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