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2022 Summer Reading Kicks Off June 4th!

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

DPL is hosting a Summer Reading Kickoff party in Central Park. June 4th, from 11 am to 2 pm! Come pick up your reading log, sign-up, and have fun with many of the organizations that make Decatur great! There will be information, games, and activities to showcase Decatur's summer fun.

Including:

  • More confirming weekly!


OH, and did we mention the PRIZE DRAWING?

That's right -- be entered to win just for visiting the organizations and having fun! Get a checklist, visit at least 10 of the participating organizations and return your sheet to the library station to be entered.

Prizes include:

  • One of two $50 gift certificates toward any Millikin Community Arts Academy program or private lessons. Must be redeemed by September 1, 2022.
  • A Family Fun Pack from Scovill Zoo
  • A DAAC Class Certificate from the Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Sharper Image VR Headset - thanks to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Beach/Pool Fun Collection -thanks to our Friends of the Library and the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Park/Playground Fun Collection - thanks to our Friends of the Library and the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Cold Brew and Books - Make fresh cold brew at home with coffee from The River and Black Iron.
  • Beat That! Game Pack
  • Target gift cards - from our Friends of the Library
  • Novel Ideas gift cards - from our Friends of the Library
  • One of two Kindle Fire 7s
  • Stay tuned for more!


Special thanks to our Sponsors for helping to make this event possible:

  • Friends of the Decatur Public Library
  • Our Amazing Volunteers
  • Coney McKane’s
  • Giggles
  • Novel Ideas
  • Papa Murphy’s Pizza
  • McDonald’s of Decatur
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Wendy’s Restaurants
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Sloan's Calzones