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DeKalb mayor Cohen Barnes at the Aug. 23 City Council meeting.

City Council approves tax levy for 2021

By Elisa Reamer | December 14, 2021

DeKALB— The DeKalb City Council passed an ordinance 6-0 on Monday to approve the aggregate levy for 2021 of $9,521,416, which includes the City’s and the DeKalb Public Library’s levies.  This ordinance was considered at the City Council’s...

Local library embraces the force during Star Wars event

Local library embraces ‘the force’ during Star Wars event

By John Steffen | April 21, 2013

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., hosted its first Star Wars Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities included a make-your-own-lightsaber area, a trash compactor treasure search, a carbonite demonstration and a presentation on how...

Joseph Lassin, freshman accountancy major, reads a book using an Amazon Kindle in Lincoln Hall. Local libraries, including the DeKalb Public Library, have seen increasing interest in e-books from patrons.

DeKalb’s Library hopes to get e-books

By Allyson Martin | November 3, 2010

The demand for e-books in libraries has steadily increased, and local libraries have done their best to meet patrons' needs. The DeKalb Public Library offers e-audio books, but no books downloadable to e-readers. The library is, however, hoping to purchase...