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2022 Summer Reading Kicks Off June 4th!

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

DPL is hosting a Summer Reading Kickoff party in Central Park. June 4th, from 11 am to 2 pm! Come pick up your reading log, sign-up, and have fun with many of the organizations that make Decatur great! There will be information, games, and activities to showcase Decatur's summer fun.


OH, and did we mention the PRIZE DRAWING?

That's right -- be entered to win just for visiting the organizations and having fun! Get a checklist, visit at least 10 of the participating organizations and return your sheet to the library station to be entered.

Prizes include:

  • One of two $50 gift certificates toward any Millikin Community Arts Academy program or private lessons. Must be redeemed by September 1, 2022.
  • A Family Fun Pack from Scovill Zoo
  • A DAAC Class Certificate from the Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Sharper Image VR Headset - thanks to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Beach/Pool Fun Collection -thanks to our Friends of the Library and the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Park/Playground Fun Collection - thanks to our Friends of the Library and the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Cold Brew and Books - Make fresh cold brew at home with coffee from The River and Black Iron.
  • Beat That! Game Pack
  • Target gift cards - from our Friends of the Library
  • Novel Ideas gift cards - from our Friends of the Library
  • One of two Kindle Fire 7s
  • Adventure Passes for a family of 5 at OverLook Adventure Park:
    • 30 minutes on Ropes Course
    • 18 holes of Mini-Golf
    • 5 Tokens at the Batting Cages
  • Scovill Zoo Family Membership
  • $75 gift certificate to the Park District - Redeemable for activities, classes, tickets and memberships

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
  • Sloan's Calzones