Take-and-Make Fall Sessions

We provide the supplies for a project--you pick them up at the library and do the project at home.  This fall we're shifting to a monthly sign-up model in order to support a busy program schedule while still providing fun at-home projects.  Projects may include some overlapping supplies.  Sign-up before the beginning of each month.  Pick-up your … [Read More]

“The Evening Hero” by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

The Evening Hero By Marie Myung-Ok Lee I received an ARC of The Evening Hero from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. The Evening Hero oscillates between two stories, two time periods: the first follows Dr. Yungman Kwak, who has worked at Horse Breath’s General Hospital in Minnesota for fifty years after … [Read More]

“Either/Or” by Elif Batuman

Either/Or By Elif Batuman I received an ARC of Either/Or from Penguin Press in exchange for an honest review. Oops! I did the thing I promised myself I would never do: I requested a book without realizing it was a sequel. After receiving Either/Or and recognizing my mistake, I frantically scrambled to acquire a copy … [Read More]

August Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting two book discussions in August. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be … [Read More]


DES MOINES — The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Decorah Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services. The Decorah Public Library has been recognized for … [Read More]

YA Friday

It may be summer, but we're starting to feel autumnal.  This week, for YA Friday we thought we'd try our hand at a Whimsigothic inspired reading list.  Whimsigothic, an aesthetic currently trending on Tik-Tok, is ethereal and otherworldly, playful and gothic.  For this booklist we looked for lightness and darkness, and cottagecore charm with a … [Read More]

Attention, OverDrive app users!

OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library. It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you … [Read More]