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Take a minute and mark your calendars for the rest of the year and never miss a Friends of the Decatur Public Library Book Sale!

Friends of the Decatur Public Library

Please mark your calendars now for our Second Saturday Book Sales at the Decatur Public Library: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, October 13, November 10 and December 8. The big Labor Day Book Sale will be September 2 & 3 at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Judith L Osborne
· November 26, 2016
The people who work at the library are pleasant and helpful. If you are looking for an book, or other items, and they don't have it, because it's checked out, they will put a hold on it, and notify yo...u when it's in. If you want something the library doesn't have, they check to see if another library has it. If another library does have it they will have it sent, and notify you when they get it. See More
Kathleen Beube
· March 30, 2016
Ihave loved sharing the Decatur Library for the past 40 years. Raised my children and preschool, and baby talk teen parent and babies to love, appreciate and respect books, authors, and staff that mak...e reading a special gift to all who wish to take that flight if words and allow it to stir the soul, hungry for more. See More
Mary Gendry
· December 23, 2016
I am amazed at the information available in the Local History Room (LHR) at the Decatur Public Library. If you want to know the history of people or places in Macon County, you can find it in the LHR.... If you need help finding information, the LHR employees and volunteers will assist you. See More
Bob Shiel
· January 19, 2017
Thanks to Alissa Henkel and Joanne Stanberry at the reference desk for helping set up my Feb. 25 open event featuring my book 61 Highways Revisited, The Albums of Bob Dylan...the J. Elizabeth Madden R...oom will be a perfect venue for a fun and educational occasion...Bob Shiel See More
Lisa DeVore
· February 4, 2017
A great way to spend time with my grandson and inspire him to love books and reading. Helpful staff enhanced our experience.
Stepheni Jo Beckman
· September 10, 2015
I love the children's section of this library. So many fun books and activities for children, and the staff is always kind and helpful.
Sharon Kautz Renfro
· May 18, 2017
Our family loves visiting the children's floor at the library!
Darlene Nix
· February 7, 2015
I started reading this series of Laura ingalls wllders books when in grade school in Michigan. Libraries are awesome.
Julie Neighbor Miller
· September 22, 2016
The quiet room is excellent for studying. It's very QUIET ;-)
David Doubet
August 28, 2013
If you are hearing ringing in your ears; it is the Atheist/tellapaths/Neo-NAZIs driving over speed bumps or potholes. text message cops' fax number.
Day 28! Another "best of" from last year. Miss Alissa and Miss Susan share a remarkable poem intended for two voices!
Day 22! Happy Earth Day! Today we travel all the way to Mexico where poet Francisco Fernández Domínguez shares his poem inspired by the mysteries of nature!
Day 27! A big thanks to our good friend and retired DPL librarian, Arthur Gross for sharing a magnificent piece by Stephen Dunn, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2001.

There are new Star Wars, Ranger's Apprentice, Notebook of Doom titles and more in kids' chapter books and graphic novels at the library this month. Click to see these and more than 60 other titles recently arrived!

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Reading to your kids is such an important part of preparing for kindergarten, and this evening we helped to promote that at the Kindergarten Preview at Hope Academy.

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Our tax forms are arriving (finally)
Currently available:
IL State 1040 & Instructions, ICR, and EIC
Federal 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 and Instructions

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Really READiculous spent Valentine's Day morning helping Decatur Christian School celebrate "Wear Red and Read Day!"

Longing for Spring? Join us to make this unique planter from an upcycled book and fresh succulents.

All materials provided.

Thursday, March 8th 6:00pm-8:00pm...
in the Madden Auditorium

Ages 10 and up!

Registration suggested

or call 424-2900 ex. 131

Sponsored by The Friends of the Decatur Public Library and The Bloom Room

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What book was rejected by at least 26 publishers before being published, but is now one of the most loved and praised children's books of all time? AND there is a new film version coming out next month? Click to find out, then get a copy to read before you see the movie!

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There’s no time like the present to get the lifesaving started! Start out 2018 with giving blood as your New Year’s Resolution. You can start out with the first blood drive of the year at Decatur Public Library!

Decatur Public Library Blood Drive
Thursday, February 15
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM...
Madden Auditorium
To save your spot click here:…/sc…/drive_schedule/70260

Or call the Community Blood Center at (217) 241-7550

Thank you for supporting the local blood supply and helping us save lives!

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a FREE “Give a Pint” t-shirt!

Remember us in the future.

Thursday, April 12th
Thursday, June 7th
Thursday, August 2nd
Thursday, October 4th
Monday, December 3rd

Same time. Same place!

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Parents of Decatur kids entering kindergarten this fall, come to the Kindergarten Kickoff Thursday evening at Hope Academy! We'll be there representing the Decatur Public Library!

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Harris Elementary

ATTN: DPS families with children entering Kindergarten! We are hosting a Kindergarten Kickoff Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Hope Academy! Kinders and parents meet staff from our elementary programs, participate in fun activities, get some school swag and tour a school bus so you can get excited to start KINDERGARTEN!!

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DPL will be closing at 5:30 pm, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday.

This morning the American Library Association announced the winners of the best books for children and young adults from 2017, including the Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel awards.

Click the link to see the winners and honor books in various categories in our library catalog:

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Stream the world's finest cinema on Kanopy with your library card!

Wednesday, February 14th @ 5:30!!!

Visionary director Takashi Miike's 100th feature film, Blade of the Immortal is the tale of a cursed samurai who cannot be killed and has an endless passion for vengeance, who finds himself hired by a young girl to protect her and assist her in her own quest for revenge.

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Story time, puppets, blocks, trains and books! It was so much fun to welcome Central Christian Preschool kids to the Decatur Public Library on Wednesday!

Central Christian Preschool added 18 new photos.

Mrs. Renfro and Mrs. Coates' classes met at the Decatur Public Library for a field trip with families on Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed story time with Susan, a fabulous play time with all the cool toys and tour of the children's section.

Don't miss the Friends of the Decatur Public Library Second Saturday Book Sale this week, February 10! Romance books will be half price, with hardback books only 50 cents and paperback only 25 cents. Saturday, February 10, 9:30am to 12:30pm. Just follow the signs at your Decatur Public Library, and help support local literacy programs.

Friends of the Decatur Public Library

Don't miss the Friends of the Decatur Public Library Second Saturday Book Sale this week, February 10! Romance books will be half price, with hardback books 50 cents and paperback only 25 cents. Saturday, February 10, 9:30am to 12:30pm. Just follow the signs at your Decatur Public Library, and help support local literacy programs.

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