Reader of the Week helps kids show pride in their accomplishment and the parents see a boost in the children’s reading.
The Decatur Library has new services that they are providing for parents, teachers and daycare providers during this unusual start to the new school year.
Every week, a member of the staff will choose a folk tale from somewhere around the world and tell the story, complete with costumes and props.
Kabedi Mulomede and Kaream Williams moderated a new middle school book club through the Decatur Public Library focused on conversations about race. The first book, "Harbor Me," by Jacqueline Woodson, was the topic on Wednesday, with the children attending via video conference.
"Open again for limited hours under the COVID-19 restrictions of the state, the library had a line waiting outside for its opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning."
Decatur Public Library's Alissa Henkel was interviewed for an article in the Library Journal.
Decatur Public Library and most other libraries are moving their summer reading programs online in the face of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
The last day the library was open prior to COVID-19 closing, the Decatur Public Library played host to Rep. Rodney Davis.
Though you can’t go inside a library right now, there are plenty of ways to enjoy books and the many other services libraries offer.