For Children and Young Adults
Programs | Young Adult Programs
Join us for free classes designed to develop early literacy skills in young
Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. & Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Designed for children 18 months to 3 years this program includes stories, songs, movement, puppets and activities to enhance pre-literacy skills and development skills. This program encourages participation from toddlers and care givers while accommodating toddlers’ short attention span, curiosity, and development. A “stay and play” playtime and social will be held following the program.
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
A story time 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.
Story Tails with Jack
Bring your children to read with our awesome reading dog, Jack!
Jack is in the library each month; contact the library at 940-393-0290 for the next
Learning to read is a unique process for every child. Oftentimes, fear of failure or mistakes can impede a child’s process, creating an aversion to reading. Story Tails with Jack is a program designed to provide children with a relaxed, non-judgmental reading environment that allows them to read at their own pace. The anticipation of reading to a sweet and lovable dog often replaces dread with excitement, opening young minds to learning and new experiences.
Certified through R.E.A.D., Jack and his handler will listen attentively as your child practices reading. This program is ideal for emerging or struggling readers, or even as a reward for enthusiastic readers who would enjoy a reward for their hard work! Jack visits the library every month, so call today to set up your 15-minute reading spot!
Learn more about the R.E.A.D. program at http://www.therapyanimals.org/R.E.A.D.html
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. Abby 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. Abby or
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.
Abby or Ms. Denice can view it.
If this sounds like the club for you, then please join us. We hope to see you there!