Summer Reading 2023

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Find Your Voice!

Our voices have power. We use our voices to share stories, express ourselves, and spark change. Explore, discover, and celebrate the voices of others and learn more about yourself along the way.

Summer Reading Kick-off 2023

Saturday, June 3rd 11a-2p -- Sign-up for Summer Reading, find out about the Library's Summer Programs and many of the other opportunities in town for summer activities.

DPL offers Summer Reading Programs for everyone! Reading is essential at every age. Through books, we can learn more about the world around us and learn from the experiences of others. Reading is good for both brain development and physical health. Make time to read, especially during those long, active summer months. Sign up AND track online with Beanstack!

Summer Reading Programs

Be sure to log the days you read -- we're aiming for a total of 25,000 days of reading across our DPL community this summer! Watch the total grow at the top of the page or app!

Special thanks to our fantastic sponsors:

  • Friends of the Decatur Public Library
  • Dr. Richard Lockmiller, for his long-time support of our Summer Reading Program, in appreciation for his hometown Decatur Public Library.
  • Novel Ideas
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Children's Museum of Illinois
  • Decatur Area Arts Council
  • DISC (Decatur Indoor Sports Center)
  • Monicals Pizza
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
  • Papa Murphy's

Would you or your business like to help sponsor the 2023 or future Summer Reading Programs? Contact us at for details.