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READiculous, JR

Exercise your child's self-expression, critical thinking, creativity and team work.

REGISTRATION for Spring 2023 is now CLOSED! Class is full. Watch for Fall 2023 classes to be announced late summer.

READiculous, JR is a reader’s theater/creative dramatics program led by READiculous’ Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel. READiculous, JR promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity and team work through exercises. The program includes theater games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques, literary interpretation and more!


READiculous, JR is for 10-14 year olds.

Upcoming Classes

Tuesdays, March 21 - April 25 from 4 - 5pm.

Please be sure your student can attend all six classes before registering. Each student will receive a READiculous, JR t-shirt, thanks to the Friends of the Decatur Public Library!

How to Join

Registration opens Monday, January 23, 2023. Class size is limited and students must register. If your student is between 10 and 14 years old and can participate in all six classes, you can register them by visiting or calling the Children's Desk upstairs at the Decatur Public Library (217-424-2900 ext. 5). Deadline to register is March 1, 2023.

Interested in learning more? Check out the Decatur Herald & Review's video about the program here!

Program Leaders

Alissa T. Henkel

Alissa T. Henkel

Head of Programs, Resources, and Services
Susan Bishop

Susan Bishop

Library Assistant

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