YA Friday

Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away and lately we're noticing more folks requesting more Valentine's Day books in their curbside book bundles.  We hear you.  Whether you're experiencing romantic love or just reading about it, this week we're highlighting YA Romance novels. Happy reading!

Find-It Tuesday

Did you know the 2021 Youth Media Awards were announced yesterday? The 2021 Youth Media Awards Announced at ALA Midwinter The 2021 Youth Media Awards were announced today at the American Library Association’s virtual Midwinter Meeting. This #Findit Tuesday we’re highlighting Everything Sad is Untrue–this year’s Michael L. Printz Award winner. First given in 2000, … [Read More]

Get Your Mittens

It's chilly outside and it looks like more snow is coming this weekend!   We thought we'd share some picture book about mittens for those of you who appreciate a cozy accessory. 

YA Friday

It's YA Friday and this week we're celebrating poetry!  This week's list includes some books of poetry, a memoir in verse, and a number of Junior Fiction and Young Adult novels in verse. For those who don't know, a novel in verse combines the music and lyricism of poetry with the plot, characters, and narrative … [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

  It’s #lovinglibraries Thursday and today we’re feeling grateful for our community collaborators…in particular Decorah Public Schools and Decorah Parks and Rec who worked with us on the Tacky the Penguin Bookwalk. Have you done the Book Walk?  If so we’d love it if you took a brief SURVEY. (Completing the survey helps us keep track … [Read More]

DPL Welcomes New Staff Member

Decorah, Iowa – 20 January 2021 –Decorah Public Library staff are pleased to announce that Zach Row-Heyveld has been hired to fill the vacant Administrative Coordinator position. “Zach brings a really fantastic skillset around crafting and marketing energizing programs that connect people with the arts, as well a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for innovation to … [Read More]

“Remote Control” by Nnedi Okorafor

Remote Control By Nnedi Okorafor   I received an ARC of Remote Control from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   Remote Control was my first experience with Nnedi Okorafor (an author I’ve become increasingly guilty for not having read over the years), and I am pleased to say it was a positive one. … [Read More]

Yoga Tuesday

Shake your grumpies away! It’s #yogaTuesday and this week Mikah of Root to Rise Holistic Wellness is leading us in some tapping and movement to bring some warmth and movement into our week. This short (approx 8 minute) yoga practice is perfect for helping little ones shift their energy. [Read More]

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday and today we're highlighting new additions to our graphic novel collection.  Are you a teacher or teacher whose interested in learning how graphic novels can support literacy and learning?  Check-out this article from Edutopia..  https://www.edutopia.org/article/build-empathy-and-understanding-pairing-comics-novels ...which explores using graphic novels to facilitate reading  comprehension and social-emotional competencies.  [Read More]