Children and teens can check out books without fear of fines during the DeKalb County Public Library Fine-Free Summer underway now through Aug. 31.

The library says it is waiving all overdue fines for materials in the children’s and teen’s collections to encourage reading and remove any barriers so kids and teens can read more during the summer months.

The library’s Board of Trustees approved Fine-Free Summer for the second year after a successful summer in 2018. 

During the initiative, normal checkout periods still apply, and  fees will still be assessed on lost and damaged items.

For more information, contact Alicia Brown at or 404-508-7190 ext. 2224.