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Technological Dystopias

Who says summer is just for beach reads? These 9 books are technological dystopias, which is a genre that explores what happens when governments and corporations use technology to control access to resources and provide more power for the already powerful. Ironic, isn't it, that we're sharing this list on Facebook and that half of … [Read More]

Iowa Books

  Looking to read something local(ish)? Here are 9 books set in or about Iowa for your next read. Use this link to see all these books in our catalog. Also, did you know DPL librarians love to make book lists? To find them, head to the catalog page at decorah.biblionix.com/catalog/ and click on the  << … [Read More]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

We’re celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 10 books from diverse APA authors. These run the gamut from deeply human science fiction short stories to multi-generational family epics, so we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love. Click this link to find a list of all these books in our catalog. Meet the Ganguli family, … [Read More]

Early Chapter Books

“One of the most magical times in parenthood…is watching our children learn to read – first to sound out letters and syllables, then words, and then whole sentences. And before you know it, they too can know the joy of being transported beyond their bedroom and to all kinds of magical worlds: worlds with unicorns … [Read More]

Northeast Iowa RSVP Service Enterprise Certification

Northeast Iowa RSVP is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management … [Read More]