DPL Kids

Children's Summer Reading Challenge 2021 arrow_forward

Sign up online, come in to get a reading log, earn rewards for reading or listening to books!

Whether you're online, at home, at school, or anywhere else, our dedicated children's staff is here to help you connect with just the right books, movies, and digital resources to meet the needs of families, teachers, and kids from infants to teens. Explore the links here, or just call our Children's Desk any time the library is open at 217-424-2900 ext. 5.

Cooks + Books

Join us from home for fun family cooking experiences centered around books!

Book Lists for Kids

Lists of kids' books, DVDs and music CDs covering all sorts of genres and subjects

Miss Humblebee's Academy

An interactive learning program for children ages three to six, designed to develop kindergarten readiness

Folktale Friday

Folktales from around the world, retold by our children's staff

Homeschool Help

Library resources, services, and links for homeschool families

READiculous

Making books come alive through story-acting! Click to see links to program videos.

Questions? Email the library at info@decaturlibrary.org, message us via Facebook Messenger, or call the Children's Desk M - F 217-424-2900 ext. 5 during regular business hours.

Upcoming Children's Events

  • July 01
    6:00pm - 6:20pm

    Read with the Pawprint Ministry Dogs

    Practice your reading with a furry friend. For kids K through 8th grade.

    Madden Auditorium
  • July 01
    6:30pm - 6:50pm

    Read with the Pawprint Ministry Dogs

    Practice your reading with a furry friend. For kids K through 8th grade.

    Madden Auditorium
  • July 10
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    Second Saturday Book Sale

    By Appointment Only

    Book Sale Room

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