Greetings from the 

Friends of the 

Dunwoody Library

We hope you are enjoying Summer 2022!

President's Message

Greetings Fellow Friends,

Thank you for supporting us at our outdoor book sales and our sale at the Dunwoody Art Festival. We are excited to be able to get back to having indoor sales. Due to space limitations we will be dividing the sales into a children's sale and an adults' sale. Both sales will be held in the Williams Room. We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these sales.

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I hope to see you soon. One of the best place to stay cool is browsing the stacks at the library!

Jackie Willey

President, Friends of the Dunwoody Library

Book Sales

Thank you for supporting our book sale at the Dunwoody Art Festival in May.

BOLO: Be on the lookout for these indoor sales coming soon:

  • Children’s and YA book sale – July 8, 9, and 11, 2022.
  • Correction:  Big 4-day Adult book sale – August 25, 26, 27, and 29, 2022.

Our Ongoing Sale in the Dunwoody Library lobby offers "armchair travel” by reading mysteries with a sense of place. 

This theme continues through June, when "beach reading” takes over for July. 

Please bring cash, correct change.


We have resumed donations of gently used books during regular library hours. We accept these items:    Material donations

If you want to support the Friends of the Dunwoody Library and our activities, a monetary gift is always appreciated. 

Proceeds from our sales support the Dunwoody Library and the DeKalb County Public Library System.

Library News 

Dunwoody Branch Manager Elizabeth Meszaros-Bardoczi reports on recent changes and activities at the DeKalb County Public Library: 

  • Changes in branch staffing: a few staff members have left DCPL, and several new people have joined the library staff. Please welcome them to Dunwoody. 
  • Checkouts of Chromebooks are now available at the Dunwoody branch.
  • "Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program is open for youngsters and adults. Sign up: Summer Reading
  • During the summer, most children’s activities are outside or pickup for "Take and Make.”
  • In-house programming for adults may be scheduled in the meeting room (limited attendance). 
  • StoryWalk® displays are at Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Nature Center, as a partnership with Dunwoody Parks and Recreation, DeKalb County Public Library, and DeKalb County Library Foundation. Walk by to read All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis. 

FODL Volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight

Donna Burt was well known in Dunwoody for her beautiful rose-filled yard on Joel Place long before she joined FODL volunteers. She has used her landscaping talents as a past liaison with the Dunwoody Garden Club, the group that maintains the impressive plantings at our library entrance. We are also proud that she shares her many talents and received the Dave Adams award in 2020 from the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Donna became a Friends volunteer more than ten years ago. She started coming to sales and was encouraged to come help set them up. Jim Freeman asked for her help in organizing Non-U.S. History, and she has become an expert in that area. Donna also is responsible for organizing books about gardening, home arts, and crafts for our sales.

In the past during sale setup, we would often talk with this delightful woman as she organized books sitting under a table. She always arrives early, works hard, and leaves only to be home in time to care for her dog.

Donna cherishes the many friends she has met as a Friends volunteer and delights in the many books at bargain prices added to her own library. Join us in thanking her!

In Memoriam

We were saddened to learn that Evert Oerding passed away in April. He had been a member, volunteer, and leader at FODL for more than twenty-five years.

Volunteer with us

If you would like to volunteer for FODL, please email us at and let us know your area of interest.

Forward this email to a friend and ask them to join us!

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For reading suggestions, pick up a copy of BookPage at the Dunwoody Library, complements of Friends of the Dunwoody Library.

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Friends of the Dunwoody Library supports the Dunwoody Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library.