Earn fun 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.
Upcoming events for kids at DPL
A program to start the love of reading early.
So many fun things to play with at the library every day!
Lists of kids' books, DVDs and music CDs covering all sorts of genres and subjects
Now booking school programs!
E-books, audiobooks, movies & more for kids you can access with your DPL card
Bring your students to the library for a customized field trip.
Library resources, services, and links for homeschool families
Several ways busy parents and teachers can find and request books
Check out an entire bag of books and other resources for use with younger children.
Pre-loaded Learning Tablets for use in the Decatur Public Library!
Categories of books typically required for children's lit classes
Upcoming Children's Events
March 0410:00am - 10:30am
Story Time Live!
Stories shared live via Zoom by our library staffOnline
March 056:00pm - 6:45pm
Baby TALK Times
Fun and engaging stories, play & song for kids under 3 with an adultChildren's Auditorium
March 066:00pm - 6:30pm
Jazz for Kids
Join us for Millikin University's Jazz Concert for Kids!Children's Section