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Hairston Crossing Library Dedication Tops County's National Library Week

The week-long celebration from April 9-16 ends with the dedication of the re-opening of the Hairston Crossing Branch.

DeKalb County will end National Library Week with "a very special event,"  --  the dedication of the Hairston Crossing branch in Redan on April 16, the library system said.

The branch has been closed since the summer of 2009 for renovation and expansion. Budget cuts have delayed its reopening, but the library system's board of trustees recently decided to reallocate resources from other branches by cutting library hours county-wide.

"The library was able to reallocate enough staff to finally re-open the facility," the county's library system said in an e-mailed release. 

The library, on Redan Road, has been enlarged to 18,000 square feet from 4,000. It will offer meeting and conference rooms, 10,000 volumes, a youth and teen area, more parking and more computers than it had before the renovation.

The National Library Week kicks off April 9 with family activities in the downtown Decatur branch. The Japan-America Society of Georgia at Agnes Scott College will present Japanese fairy tales and origami. That will be followed by author Vicky Schecter talking about the lives of Cleopatra and Alexander the Great.  Comic Book author Kyle Puttkammer follows with a talk about comic book art. 

For more information see the library system's website. 

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