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Dig Deeper at the Decatur Public Library!

Summer Reading for All Ages

DPL is happy to offer Summer Reading Programs for everyone! Reading is important at any age. Through books, we can learn more about the world around us as well as learn from the experiences of others. Reading is good for both brain development and health. We want to encourage everyone to make time to read, especially during those active, busy, summer months. You can sign up AND track online with Beanstack!

Summer Reading Programs

Choose your desired program to find out more and sign up today!

Be sure to log your reading time -- we're aiming for 1,000,000 (yes, ONE MILLION) reading minutes 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.

Due to the strain on the community, Decatur Public Library has decided that this year, WE will be supporting our small businesses and local organizations. It's time to give back to the amazing sponsors who have supported us through the years. We encourage our patrons to support them as well!


Novel Ideas

Coney McKane's


Sloan's Calzones

Texas Roadhouse

Jimmy Johns

Children's Museum of IL

Decatur Area Arts Council

DISC (Decatur Indoor Sports Center)

Monicals Pizza



Papa Murphy's

Would you or your business like to help sponsor the 2020 Children's Summer Reading Program? Contact us at for details.