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Reader of the Week

See what these DPL kids are reading!

Meet these DPL kids and see what they like to read!

Click each to see a bunch of his or her favorite books from the Decatur Public Library catalog.

DPL Readers of the Week

Bryant's Favorite Books

Bryant is 5 years old and will start Kindergarten at Johns Hill Magnet School this year. He enjoys reading, playing video games, and soccer.

Ethan's Favorite Books

Ethan is 10 years old and will attend the Montessori Academy of Peace this fall. He likes to: ride his bike, help his mom bake cookies (and eat them!), play with LEGOs, and read fun books like the Captain Underpants series.

Cali's Favorite Books

Cali is 3.5 years old, and goes to Decatur YMCA Daycare. She enjoys traveling, going to zoos, and doing puzzles. She likes dogs, panda bears, and alligators.

Liams's Favorite Books

Liam is 6 years old, and goes to Montessori Academy for Peace. He likes playing soccer, visiting the library and Scovill Zoo, playing board games, and helping foster dogs for Hudson's Halfway Home (like this one in the picture).

Would you or your child like to be a DPL Reader of the Week?
Send us an email to Include:

  • Child's first name.
  • Child's photo.
  • Age and school (if applicable).
  • A brief description of the child's interests, whether in books or other activities.
  • A list of 5-10 of the child's favorite books. Be sure these are books in the Decatur Public Library, so we can create a list from our online catalog.

Who can be a Reader of Week? Any child from toddler up to 14 years old, whether reading or just listening to books, whether board books, picture books, chapter books, fiction or non-fiction. We'll pick a new Reader of the Week to post on the website and our Facebook page each week.