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About the Library

Mission Statement
The mission of the Decatur Public Library is to enhance the quality of life for all persons of the community by promoting the use of the library and assembling and administering an organized collection of books, reference materials and related educational materials in order to educate, entertain and enlighten patrons.

Primary Roles

  • Reference Library: The library actively provides timely, accurate, and useful information for community residents.

  • Popular Materials Library: The library features current high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all 

  • Independent Learning Center: The library supports individuals of all ages in pursuing a sustained program of learning, independent of any educational provider

Secondary Roles

  • Preschoolers' Door to Learning: The library encourages young children to develop an interest in reading and learning through services for children, and for parents and children together.

  • Community Information Center: The library is a clearinghouse for current information on community organizations, issues, and services.

  • Formal Education Support Center: The library assists students of all ages in meeting educational objectives established during their formal courses of study.

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Join us for the fall session of Early Literacy Classes for Children and Their Grownups:

Story Time
(ages 3-5 years) Wednesdays at 10:15am

Family Time (all ages)  Wednesdays at 11:15am
Stories, songs & movement for everyone.

Toddler Time
(ages 18-36 months)
Thursdays at 11:15am followed by a stay and play time for toddlers and their caregivers

The Book Experience Book Club
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00am
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Otaku Club
(Manga/Anime Club)
Meets the third Tuesday of each month
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