May Children’s Activities

3-Take-and-Make: Marshmallow and Toothpick Challenge* 4-Yoga in the Park 4-Biking Field Trip* 5-Crafternoon: Salt Dough and Seed Art* 6-Baby Dance Party 9-Storytime in the Park 10-Take-and-Make: Sidewalk Art* 10-Dog Tales 11-Yoga in the Park 11-Biking Field Trip* 12-Chalk our Walk 13-Stroller Walk 16-Storytime in the Park 18-Yoga in the Park 19-Chalk our Walk 20-Stroller Walk … [Read More]

YA Friday – Memoirs in Verse

It's still National Poetry Month and we're highlighting memoirs in verse this #yaFriday.  Happy reading! Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in … [Read More]

YA Friday: Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! This YA Friday we're celebrating by highlighting Earthy reads for all kinds of readers--from historical mysteries, to epic fantasies, to stories of survival we've got you covered.  if you like historical fiction, plants, and stories of survival...Echo Mountain After losing almost everything in the Great Depression, Ellie’s family is forced to leave … [Read More]

Book Discussion “Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea”

Decorah Public Library is holding a book discussion of Jens Mühling’s new book “Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea” on Tuesday May 17 from 6-7 p.m. Discussion of the book will be facilitated by Dr. Orçun Selçuk, Luther College Political Science professor.   “Troubled Water” is a travelogue through all nine countries that border … [Read More]

YA Friday

Happy National Poetry Month!  Today we're celebrating poetry and YAlit by highlighting YA novels in verse.  These books are great for fans of poetry, readers who love strong narrative voice, and reluctant readers who are looking for a quick read that packs a punch.  Do you read novels in verse?  What are your favorites? [Read More]

YA Friday

Are you watching the second season of Bridgerton this weekend?  Do you want more historical romance in your reading life?  From the Spanish Civil War to 1950s Chinatown to 1920s Shanghai these YA historical romances tell stories of life, love, war, and peace.

April Book Discussions

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting seven book discussions in April. 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]

YA Friday

It's (the end of ) Pisces season but we couldn't let it slip by without a zodiac booklist. What books would you recommend for the Pisces in your life?