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Friends of the Decatur Public Library

From book sales to group discussions, the Friends serve and are an invaluable part of our community.

Friends of the Decatur Public Library Updates

New Sale Room

Book Sales are BACK!

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library are in their new location, conveniently located on the first floor of the library, featuring books, CDs, DVDs, and used puzzles for sale. The Book Sale room is open:

  • Mondays -- 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays -- 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays -- 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays -- 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Stop by to see what you treasures you might discover!

Be sure to follow The Friends of the Decatur Public Library on Facebook to get up-to-date announcements of special sales and other events.

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library​ continue to take donations of books, CDs, and DVDs to help support our programming and literacy throughout our community. You may drop off donations at the library during business hours. If you require assistance unloading, please call 217-421-9712 to schedule a time to drop off.

Become a Friend of the Decatur Public Library

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library is a valued charitable, literary, and educational organization. In addition to encouraging financial support of libraries, the Friends also develop activities that focus public attention on library service, programs, and collections, including their monthly book sales and book group discussions. They are actively interested in all cultural and educational aspects of the community.


All 2024 Memberships will begin upon receipt of 2024 Membership Card and expire on December 31, 2024. Membership entitles you to these extra benefits:

  • Show your membership card for 10% off used merchandise sales over $5
  • $5 coupon towards used books, puzzles, etc.
  • Reminders of Books Between Bites and other special library events

Join Us

We hope you will consider joining us in our mission to help Decatur Public Library serve our community in the best way possible! You can download the 2024 Membership Form here.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on book sales, Books Between Bites, and other Friends of the Library events!