DeKalb libraries to offer longer operating hours beginning January 2017

December 9, 20162min10840
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DeKalb County Public Library is adding more than 100 additional operating hours each week beginning Jan. 3, 2017. Additional funding from DeKalb County is making it possible for the Library to restore weekend and evening hours cut at many branches in 2011 due to budget shortfalls. Director Alison Weissinger says because of the additional funds, the Library has been able to hire enough staff to restore 111 operating hours per week to the system. The County increased the Library’s mid-year budget by $490,733.

“We want to thank DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May and the Board of Commissioners for approving this increase in the Library’s budget. This allows us to better serve the community by providing more convenience and flexibility for patrons who visit our facilities,” she said. “We look forward to working with the County toward the time when all the hours cut in 2011 can be restored. This is a wonderful beginning.”

The following libraries will be open on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Jan. 3:


Embry Hills



10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Tues

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wed-Sat


Now open Wednesday nights:




Flat Shoals

Hairston Crossing

Northlake-Barbara Loar


Scott Candler

Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg


Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon.-Wed.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thur.-Sat.


Hours remain the same at these branches:              


9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Mon.-Wed.

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Thur-Sat

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sun


Chamblee and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Wed

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thur-Sat


10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mon., Wed., Thur., Sat.

Noon-8:00 p.m., Tues


Scottdale-Tobie Grant


2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Mon-Wed

Noon-5:00 p.m., Thur


Noon-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Thur

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