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Libraries List Upcoming Events
Kathy Hendrixson

The local Justin Potter Library and Alexandria Library have several events coming up through the summer including Storytime and the Summer Reading Program.

Justin Potter Library will host a Storytime at the library on Friday, May 19th at 10:00 AM. They say that they hope everyone will join for stories, a craft, and a snack for the pre-school children that attend. 

Please contact the library at 615-597-4359 for additional information.

The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1st and end on June 22nd.  All events for both libraries will be in the DeKalb County Complex Theatre Room at 2:00 pm. Children of all ages can begin registering for Summer Reading at both libraries on May 22nd. 

Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “All Together Now.” Children do not have to attend the events to participate in the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading events are:

·         Thursday, June 1st at 2:00 pm – Opening party with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys.

·         Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 pm – Barry Mitchell’s “Friendship Adventure”.

·         Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 pm –. Edgar Evins State Park Rangers and Animal Friends.

·         Thursday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm – Final Party with Bob Tartar’s Animalogy Critters. 

There will be four Summer Reading Craft Sessions at the County Complex Art Room on June 7th and June 14th at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. Sign up at the library is required as the number of participants in each session is limited.

For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 visit us on Facebook or our website at

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 at 4:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend.