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Children's Programs  |  Young Adult Programs 

Children's Programs:

Join us for the Fall Session of free classes designed to develop early literacy skills in young children:

Preschool Time
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.               Ages 3-5 years

This class is designed to promote books and reading. This program includes stories, songs, movement, puppets, crafts, and activities to encourage early literacy and a love of reading. This program encourages participation from caregivers and children as stories are enhanced and brought to life. 

Family Time                                                                                        Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.                All Ages                                    Join us for reading, songs, movement and play for all ages.  

Toddler Time
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.                    Ages 18-36 months

This program includes stories, songs, movement, and activities to enhance early literacy skills and developmental skills. This program encourages participation from toddlers and caregivers while accommodating toddlers’ short attention span, curiosity, and development. A “stay and play” playtime is held following the program.  


Young Adult Programs

Teen Advisory Board

Looking for a way to help your community, to meet other teens, and to have a say in what happens at the library? Join the Teen Advisory Board. TAB meets monthly to plan programs, make Teen book suggestions, and have snacks. Pick up a TAB application form from Ms. Kristin or from the Library Front Desk. Fill it out, bring it back, and then enjoy being part of the most fun group at the Library!

Otaku Club (Anime/Manga Club)
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
Join other Anime fiends as we show your favorite manga or graphic novels, watch anime, and talk about why we love them. Perks include a discount price on ordering manga and graphic novels through the Decatur Public Library, and sharing your Otaku ways with the rest of us. Oh, and there will be snacks. 

A couple of things that are Library Law: If you are under the age of thirteen, you will need a signed consent form from your parents. You may ask for one at the front desk at the Decatur Public Library. Ms. Denice will also be most happy to help you. 

If you are bringing any anime that you wish to show during our meetings, you must bring it into the library a few days before the meeting so that Ms. Denice can view it. 

If this sounds like the club for you, then please join us. We hope to see you there!

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