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 for the expansion. Currently, the library has raised $2.5 million through the help of dedicated community members and organizations like the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
The DeKalb Public Library seeks to enrich the lives of DeKalb residents by supporting and encouraging lifelong learning and being a vital center of community life. The library has had programs that host over 10,400 people in attendance, used the public meeting rooms over 345 times, and witnessed a significant increase in our community partnerships to provide high quality programming during the three and half months the library has been opened. These numbers show the impact that the library has had in the community with its new expansion.
The expansion and restoration of the library will culminate on Saturday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. with its historic unveiling of the Haish Memorial Library building. The building will feature cork floors, a new local history and teen room, a computer lab , and collaboration studio. The community is invited to attend this momentous occasion.
The library thanks the DeKalb County Community Foundation for its continued support of this project!
Pictured Left to Right: Dee Coover (DKPL Director), Virginia Cassidy (DKPL Board President), Becky Zantout (Grants & Community Initiatives Manager for DCCF)