Local History Room Construction

Construction on the new Local History Room will begin on the morning of Monday, October 27. It is slated to last no more than 4 months. There will be a dust partition installed to eliminate construction dust, but there will be an increase in noise levels. We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask for your […]


HEADS UP! Are you an adult who has always wanted to see the story-acting duo? Here is the perfect opportunity. READiculous will be performing for a Millikin’s Children’s Literature class on Thursday, February 5, at 9:30 am in the Children’s Department. The public is welcome. In fact, the more the merrier! READiculous, the Decatur Public […]

FREE Tax Preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free electronic filing of federal and state tax forms will be offered at Decatur Public Library, in the Madden Auditorium, on the 2nd floor, starting Tuesday, January 27, 2015, and ending Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This free service is available for families with incomes of less than $50,000, and for individuals with income […]

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 6:00 pm Decatur Public Library – Staley Room You are invited to join Amanda Kozar, Regional Outreach Coordinator for Get Covered Illinois, to talk about navigating the health insurance marketplace. This will be a FREE program for anyone who would like to learn more about their coverage options and how to […]

Book Clubs

Nov 05, 2014 No Comments

Interested in joining a book club? The Decatur Public Library offers three different book clubs and you can drop in any time! You do not have to the read the book to attend discussions. Books Between Bites is organized by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library and is not a standard book club. There […]

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Gale Courses

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

Even more classes available now Never stop learning.  Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Decatur Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. Gain valuable knowledge you can immediately apply to […]

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