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Closing and a Grander Reopening!

August 9th, 2016 We will re-open the much anticipated Haish Memorial Library building on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. This historic day will complete the two-year, $25.3 million expansion and restoration project that began in June of 2014. You will NOT ...

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Phantom of the Opera Trip!

August 9th, 2016 THE FRIENDS OF DEKALB PUBLIC LIBRARY Announces a fund-raising trip Just in time for the holidays . . . Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular NEW production of ANDREW LLOYD WEBER’S The Phantom of the Opera Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago, Thursday, December 15, 2016 Winner of seven 1988 ...

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New Bike Racks

July 13th, 2016 We have added 3 new bike racks, in addition to the ones that were currently installed in front of the new parkway of the Haish building! Try them out when you get a chance! They are located in the ...

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Haish Tours

July 7th, 2016 The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your chance! There will ...

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Rates & Fines are Changing

June 16th, 2016 Beginning on July 1, 2016, fines for overdue books, audio books, music CDs, and magazines will increase to 20 cents/day.  Non-Resident Rates will change for families to $118.89 and for renters to  $49.13. DVD overdue fines will remain at ...

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“Read for the Win” during Summer Reading

May 27th, 2016 The DeKalb Public Library’s summer reading program for children, teens, and adults kicks-off on Monday, June 6th featuring the action-packed game theme “Read for the Win”.   The program is for any age group, beginning from birth to adults. Rewards for meeting goals ...

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Literacy on the Lawn @ NIU

May 27th, 2016 The library will be a participant at 2016 Literacy on the Lawn!  This program opens its next chapter at a new location, NIU’s Convocation Center, and with an award-winning author. The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic event is set for 10 a.m. ...

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Library @ the Gurler House Folk Music Fest!

May 27th, 2016 The library will be at the Gurler House Folk Music Fest on Saturday, June 18th at 12:00 p.m.! Join us on the big, beautiful lawn of the Gurler House to enjoy great local music featuring Dave Balika and Friends, ...

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Haish Memorial Library Building Tours!

May 9th, 2016 The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your chance! There will be tours of ...

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DCCF continues to support Library expansion

May 9th, 2016 The DeKalb County Community Foundation has once again shown support for the DeKalb Public Library expansion in the form of a $5,000 Community Needs Grant. This grant will help the library meet its $3 million goal in fundraising ...

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