News


Membership Renewal - It's time to renew your Friends of the Library membership for 2022/2023 Membership renewal form - Thanks for your continuing support!

Books Between Bites - August 3rd - Special READiculous presentation with Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel

Second Saturday Book Sale - August 13th on the second floor of the library. Also sales on Mondays and Thursdsy (see below)




Books Between Bites - August 3rd, 2022

Please join us Aug 3rd in the Decatur Public Library’s Madden Auditorium for a special presentation of READiculous.

Decatur Public Library’s READiculous is the story-acting team of Susan Bishop and Alissa Henkel. The energetic duo enthusiastically brings books to life - acting out and animating stories! Their dynamic outreach takes their passion on the road to promote reading and connect kids to what libraries have to offer. READiculous performs for schools and organizations, in addition to performing public shows at the library during the summer and at the holidays. READiculous just launched their 10th show at the Decatur Public Library with 6 performances after two and a half years. They have also developed a program, READiculous, JR, using improv to build confidence, communication, and team work among youth and plan to resume that program in the fall. Their program is designed for kids and adults, alike. They creatively bring out the inner child in ALL of us! Come and enjoy a sample of their program and learn how they use drama to get kids of all ages excited about the library and reading!

BIOS - Susan Bishop has been a Children’s Library Assistant for the Decatur Public Library for over 17 years. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Management from the UIS and taught creative drama in the homeschool community.

Alissa Henkel worked in the Children Division of the Decatur Public Library for 10 years before moving to the Adult Division and then becoming the Programs, Resources, and Services Division Head. She has her Masters of Library Science from the U of I. For more information visit www.decaturlibrary.org/READiculous

Second Saturday Book Sale will be 9:30-12:30 August 13th, 2022 at the Decatur Public Library. Also, weekly book sales on Mondays 10:30-1:30 and Thursdays 12:30-3:30. Books Between Bites is a free program at the Decatur Public Library, sponsored by Friends of Decatur Library.



romance172


Second Saturday Book Sale - The Friends of the Library will hold the next Second Saturday Book Sale on August 13th, 2022 at our regular time from 930 until 1230 on the second floor of the library.

We are also having weekday book sales on Mondays 10:30-12:30 and Thursdays 12:30-3:30.

See you there! Thanks!