Children's Section

Fantastic opportunities are available for kids at the Decatur Public Library!

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, day-care provider, education student or (most of all) a kid, we can connect you with resources that will help build in kids a lifelong love of reading and exploration. We have not only a superb collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs, but also staff who know those resources well and can recommend titles for even the most reluctant reader.

And our resources extend to the digital world, with children’s e-books, audiobooks, and movies, as well as online services to help school-aged children with homework, reports, and even individual tutoring.

Plus the children’s section is a great place to hang out! There are of course great books and magazines to browse, but you’ll also find toys that encourage creativity and social interaction as well as special events and programs that inspire and educate.

Find Materials arrow_forward

Want to check out a book, DVD, or magazine? See what's available and request materials today!

A mother and daughter read a book in the Children's Department

Parent Resources

Our Decatur Public Library staff are here to help parents find the resources they need.

A Readiculous performance at school for a group of kids

Teacher Resources

The Decatur Public Library is here to help busy teachers with a variety of resources.

Things to Do at the Decatur Public Library

Children can perform at the Children's Department's puppet theater

Kids' Activities

The library offers a variety of fun playthings designed to engage kids' energy and creativity.

Need a library card?

If you are a Decatur resident, get a digital version online now!

Apply Now  →