DPL Kids

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If your kids have participated in our Winter Reading Challenge, please take this short survey to help us out.


Whether you're online, at home, at school, or anywhere else, our dedicated children's staff is here to help you connect with just the right books, movies, and digital resources to meet the needs of families, teachers, and kids from infants to teens. Explore the links here, or just call our Children's Desk any time the library is open at 217-424-2900 ext. 5.

Come & Play!

So many fun things to play with at the library every day!

Folktale Friday

Folktales from around the world, retold by our children's staff

Book Lists for Kids

Lists of kids' books, DVDs and music CDs covering all sorts of genres and subjects

Homeschool Help

Library resources, services, and links for homeschool families

Questions? Email the library at childrens@decaturlibrary.org, message us via Facebook Messenger, or call the Children's Desk M - Sa 217-424-2900 ext. 5 during regular business hours.

Upcoming Children's Events

  • April 18
    10:00am - 10:45am

    Baby TALK Times

    Fun and engaging stories, play & song for kids under 3 with an adult

    Children's Auditorium
  • April 18
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Taylor Swift Poetry Party

    We will be celebrating Ms Swift's album, The Tortured Poets Department, which comes out April 19th! This is an all ages event!

    Madden Auditorium
  • April 18
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Read with the Pawprint Ministries Dogs

    Practice your reading with a furry friend. For kids K through 8th grade.

    Children's Auditorium

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