Our 8 Countries in 1 Day event on Saturday, September 16 was a resounding success! We want to thank all of our amazing staff, sponsors, performers, and volunteers for making this event possible, and we want to thank everyone who came to the library to travel the world with us. Over 1,100 people attended this event, shattering the attendance records of previous years!


Thank you to all of the sponsors of this event, including China House, The Confectionary, The DeKalb Kiwanis Club, The DeKalb Tattoo Company, Egg Haven, The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, Garden Estates Development Group, Inc., HyVee, Northern Illinois Federal Credit Union, Northern Illinois University, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, Northern Public Radio, and Shaw Media. We could not have circled the globe without you!


Don’t forget to visit the Library’s Flickr page to see more great photos as they come in:


We’re already full of ideas for next year, and hope to see everyone again at 8 Countries in 2024.

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