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February Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in February. 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]

Fandom Friday

It's Fandom Friday and this week we're highlighting: Star Wars!  From nonfiction about the real life historical events that inspired the series to Carrie Fisher's memoir to new spinoff fiction series there's something for every fan at Decorah Public Library.

YA Friday: In a League of their Own

Happy Friday!  Looking for something to read after finishing the new League of their Own Television series?  We've got a list of books for you!  This list includes titles ranging from junior fiction through adult fiction and nonfiction.What are you watching these days?  We're always looking for ideas of what television or movie inspired booklists … [Read More]

YA Friday: Halloween

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and spooky season is upon us.  Looking for ways to embrace it?  This #YAFriday we're sharing Halloween reads. 

YA Friday: Graphic Novels

How do you balance a busy schedule with that autumnal desire to curl up with a book? Check-out a graphic novel! This YA Friday we're spotlighting graphic novels for fans of YA fiction.

YA Friday: Cozy Graphic Novels

It’s September and this YA Friday we’re in the mood to curl up with a baked good and a book. Looking for something autumnal to read this weekend? Check-out our list of cozy graphic novels...for art and autumn ethusiasts of all ages. [Read More]

YA Friday: Hopepunk

It's YA Friday and this week we're spotlighting: Hopepunk, a subgenre of speculative fiction, fantasy, and scifi. Works in the hopepunk subgenre are about characters fighting for positive change, radical kindness, and communal responses to challenges.  According to Alexandra Rowland, who coined the term on Tumblr, "Hopepunk isn’t ever about submission or acceptance: It’s about … [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]