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Making books come alive!

READiculous' Summer Show! arrow_forward

New Show - New Books! Free and open to the public in the Children's Section.

The Decatur Public Library loves showing kids how READiculously fun reading books aloud and together can be! READiculous brings books to life with their story-acting program.

Book a Show

School Performances

READiculous brings the library to your school and makes books come alive. READiculous encourages kids to grab their grownup and visit the library, as well as get a library card of their own.

And here is something else READiculous! We bring our assembly to Decatur schools and it is FREE! Not a Decatur school? Call or email to discuss a field trip to the Decatur Public Library to see READiculous.

Performances Tailored to Grade Level

  • Preschool - You might not know that we can also perform for preschool children. We have shortened our show to anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes using preschool favorites!
  • Kindergarten-Sixth Grade - We present a 30-minute program geared toward K through 6th graders.

Schedule a Performance

We are booking for the 2023/2024 school year. Schedule a READiculous visit at your school, or a presentation to your organization, by calling (217) 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing

Our Shows

READiculous began performing in 2011 and each year they launch a new program! You can see videos from over 60 different books performed at past programs on our YouTube channel: Really READiculous.

READiculous, JR

READiculous, JR is a reader’s theater/creative dramatics program led by READiculous’ Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel. READiculous, JR promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity and team work through exercises. The program includes theater games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques, literary interpretation and more! For the most up-to-date information check out the READiculous, JR page! READiculous, JR is supported by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library!

To get more information, see more photos, or contact READiculous, check out our Facebook page or email us at

Interested in reading books from our past shows? arrow_forward

See all of the books we have ever performed so that you can check them out and be READiculous too!

READiculous Photos

  • A Readiculous performance at school for a group of kids
  • Sue and Alissa photographed in front of the flag of the local Kiwanis chapter

Our Performers

Alissa T. Henkel

Alissa T. Henkel

Head of Programs, Resources, and Services
Susan Bishop

Susan Bishop

Library Assistant

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