THE LIBRARY of the DCFGC is one of its greatest educational resources. Located on the lower level of the Garden Center at Callanwolde, it contains over 600 volumes of books and periodicals on subjects of interest to garden club members. Books are arranged into seven main categories according to subject matter (Design, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Youth, Reference, Miscellaneous and Older Volumes). Each category is further subdivided by subject matter and placed on the shelves in alphabetical order according to title.

Members of the Federation may borrow books free of charge for a period of 3 weeks. To extend the checkout time, simply call the Garden Center. Reference and older volumes may only be checked out with special permission from the library committee.

Many of the older volumes were donated from the libraries of founding members of the Federation. These books, with publication dates ranging from 1887–1941, help to preserve the history of our organization. DeKalb Federation is grateful for the donation of garden-related books by members who no longer have use or space for these treasures. While contributions of used books are welcome, they are subject to review by the library committee according to need and space available.

A collection of tapes and videos is kept in the Garden Center office and may be borrowed or rented by members for a nominal fee.

Donations to the library are always welcomed. They may be made in honor or memory and in the form of a cash donation or books approved by the library committee. Checks should be made payable to The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and earmarked “Library”. Bookplates will be inserted in all books added to the library, and an acknowledgement and note of appreciation sent for each contribution.

A detailed listing of the library’s books and videos, published in a booklet entitled Library Resources, is available in the Garden Center office.

Use is encouraged of this very valuable resource of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs. For additional information about the library, contact Alice Boyd, Library Committee Chairman, at

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