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Making books come alive!

The Decatur Public Library loves showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! We’ve read and acted out a READiculous amount books to date.

Our Shows

Each year we launch a new show, and we have eight entirely different programs. So if you have booked us once, twice, or even thrice, you haven’t seen everything yet!

Favorite books from past shows include:

  • Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowel
  • Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Let’s Do Nothing by Tony Fucile
  • I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell (Ms. Susan's pick) & Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst (Ms. Alissa's pick)
  • Boris and Morris by Bernard Wiseman

and every show includes one or more of Mo Willems' very popular Elephant & Piggie books.

Book a Show

School Performances

READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own.

And here is something else READiculous! Our program is FREE to Decatur schools!

Performances Tailored to Grade Level

  • Preschool - You might not know that we can also perform for preschool children. We have shortened our show to anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes using preschool favorites!
  • Kindergarten-Sixth Grade - We present a 45-minute program geared toward K through 6th graders.

Schedule a Performance

We have been to ALL of the schools in the city of Decatur and several beyond Macon County! We are booking for the 2018/2019 school year. Schedule a READiculous visit by calling (217) 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing

Non-School Performances

Not a Decatur school, library or group? We've put on a few shows for various groups, at Millikin, and more importantly at Decatur Public Library for our patrons! You can contact us at for availability. Book now, before our schedule gets full!

Interested in reading books from our past shows? arrow_forward

See all of the books we have ever performed so that you can check them out and be READiculous too!

Our Performers

Alissa T. Henkel

Alissa T. Henkel

Head of Programs, Resources, and Services
Susan Bishop

Susan Bishop

Library Assistant

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