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Friends of the Decatur Public Library

From book sales to group discussions, the Friends serve and are an invaluable part of our community.

Friends of the Decatur Public Library Updates

Big NEWS!!!

We have added bi-weekly book sale hours.

Mondays, 10:30 am -1:30 pm

Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

This is in addition to our regular Second Saturday Book Sales, the 2nd Saturday of each month, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Upcoming dates:

  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library​ are now taking donations of books, CDs and DVDs to help support our programming and literacy throughout our community. You may drop off donations at the library during business hours. If you require assistance unloading, please call 217-421-9712 to schedule a time to drop off.

Become a Friend of the Decatur Public Library

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library is a valued charitable, literary, and educational organization. In addition to encouraging financial support of libraries, the Friends also develop activities that focus public attention on library service, programs, and collections, including their monthly book sales and book group discussions. They are actively interested in all cultural and educational aspects of the community.


A membership with Friends of the Decatur Public Library runs from July to June of the following year and entitles members to these great benefits:

  • $5 coupon and discounts on used books and Friends of the Library merchandise
  • Early entry to the Labor Day Book Sale
  • Reminders of Books Between Bites and other special library events

Join Us

We hope you will consider joining us in our mission to help Decatur Public Library serve our community in the best way possible!

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