Making books come alive!
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
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 2022/2023 school year. Schedule a READiculous visit at your school, or a presentation to your organization, by calling (217) 424-2900 ext. 5 or emailing READiculous@decaturlibrary.org.
Every year from 2011 to 2019 we launched a new show, which we performed for our DPL Summer Reading Programs and at area grade schools and other venues. We are excited to return with a new program summer 2022! You can see videos from over 60 different books performed at past programs on our YouTube channel: Really READiculous.
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!
READiculous, JR returned in the fall of 2022 with the students who missed the spring 2020 class. Watch for more READiculous, JR classes to be offered in 2023! For the most up-to-date information check out the READiculous, JR page!
READiculous in the News
- READiculous back in action!
- READICULOUS RETURN
- Heroes direct us down a heroic path
- Decatur Library program teaches kids more than acting
- PHOTOS: READiculous 2019 Summer Show at the Decatur Public Library
- Kids get in the act: Decatur Public Library's READiculous performs 'Between the Holidays'
- Photos: READiculous performs "Between the Holidays” show for an estimated crowd of 200
- Next chapter: Decatur library's READiculous presents eighth new show
- READiculous Jr. Expresses Love of Reading for Older Kids
- READiculous Presents Seventh Version of Show and Offers Kids’ Class
- READiculous Rides Again with New Stories
- READiculous Opens School-Year Performances
- READiculous Showcases Library’s Many Talents
- READiculous Performances Place to Children’s Imaginations
- ‘READiculous’ Keeps Kids Laughing through 100 Shows
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- ‘Dragon’ fires up interest in books through READiculous at library
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- Decatur library show is ‘READiculous’