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Summer Reading Kick-off

READ! Listen! Check-in!


June 1, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm


Central Park




This year DPL is hosting a Summer Reading Kick-off party in Central Park on June 1st, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Join us to pick up your reading log, sign-up, catch a READiculous short (before at 10:30 or after at 3:10, in the Children's section), take a historic downtown tour or just have fun with us and many of the other organizations that make Decatur great! We'll be joined by many others with information, games or activities to showcase what they bring to our community.


  • The Friends of the Decatur Public Library
  • The Children's Museum of Illinois
  • Scovill's Mobile Zoo
  • Decatur Area Arts Council
  • BabyTALK
  • Macon County Conservation District
  • Decatur Indoor Sports Center
  • Connie's Yoga Barn
  • Project Thinkwell
  • Paw Print Ministries
  • Community Environmental Council of Macon County
  • Decatur Fire Dept
  • igrow
  • Heroes of Legend Cosplay
  • Board Knight

Additionally, Decatur's own Mister Softee will be on site, as well as other local food trucks and several other great downtown lunch options.

OH, and did we mention the PRIZE DRAWING?

That's right -- be entered to win just for signing up (or picking up your reading log) and get a second chance just for visiting the other organizations!

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
  • Sparkle Me Happy
  • Sloan's Calzones
  • Richland Insurance Services
  • Rubber Ducky Farms
  • Archers Alley

Additional thanks to:

  • Jarrod Cox of the Decatur Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • The Decatur Celebration
  • The City of Decatur