Expand your children's love for reading and learning!
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 a superb collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs, as well as 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.
Upcoming Children's Events
June 181:30pm - 2:30pm
Summer of STEM: Crime Scene Investigator
Learn about DNA fingerprint technology. For kids K-6th grade.Children's Auditorium
June 184:00pm - 5:00pm
Willie’s GardenLibrary Garden (facing Franklin St)
June 186:30pm - 7:30pm
Family Story Time
Enjoy stories, craft, song and other fun! For ages 3 and up.Children's Section
Fun for Kids at the Decatur Public Library
The library offers a variety of fun playthings designed to engage kids' energy and creativity.