The Pumpkin Project

Happy (Almost) Halloween. We LOVE this video of Decorah area preschool through second grade students and their book-themed pumpkins. Big thanks to Shanna Putnam Dibble for her work on this project and to the Decorah PTO, Cardboard Robot, and Pinter’s Pumpkin Patch who co-sponsored this event with Decorah Public Library.   [Read More]

YA Friday – Happy (Almost) Halloween! 

Happy (Almost) Halloween! This #YAFriday we're spotlighting a new series that melds Caribbean island lore with adventure and touches of horror: Tracey Baptiste's The Jumbies.Looking for more JF and YA reads to put you in the Halloween spirit (pun intended)?  Scroll back to our September 25th post: "Ghost Stories and Spooky Reads."  [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

This week for #lovinglibraries Thursday we want to highlight the weekly newsletter we've been doing for children and families since May.  We love having this platform to stay connected with you and share what's going on at the library.  You can check out last week’s newsletter here and subscribe here if you’re interested in staying up-to-date.  [Read More]

YA Friday

This #YAFriday we're sharing some of the books in our collection that have been nominated for the first ever Ignyte Awards. The Awards seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding efforts toward inclusivity of the … [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

This #lovinglibraries Thursday we're highlighting Kanopy--the popular on-demand film streaming service available for free for Winneshiek County residents through Decorah Public Library.  For this post several of our staff members shared some of their favorite films that are available via Kanopy. Looking for Children's content?  Check-out Kanopy Kids for educational films, television for kids, and storytimes.  … [Read More]

Yoga Tuesday

It’s #yogaTuesday and today Mikah from Root to Rise Holistic Wellness is leading us in heart-opening yoga. Want more yoga? Check out: Pond Mediation Yoga Mountain Mediation Balancing Yoga Fall Equinox Yoga El Sol Yoga Le Luna Yoga Calm your Body Yoga Wildflower Yoga Oak Tree Yoga Washing Machine Yoga Forward Fold Yoga Sunny Yoga Beach … [Read More]

Find-It Tuesday

Happy #findit Tuesday.  This Tuesday we're highlighting some of the new Halloween-themed picture books you can find in our collection.  What are your favorite picture books to read as the weather turns colder and the nights get longer?  How does your family celebrate the changing season with stories?  [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

It's #lovinglibraries Thursday and today we're feeling thankful: for our library patrons, our beautiful town, our librarian colleagues across the country, and for the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create books that inspire us and make us think.  Looking for some books to ignite your own sense of gratitude this season?  We've got you covered!  … [Read More]