Armchair Travelogue: Romania

Decorah Public Library is hosting an Armchair Travelogue discussion about Romania and William Blacker’s book “Along the Enchanted Way” at 6 p.m. Tuesday October 25 in the library’s mezzanine. The discussion will be facilitated by Paul Gardner and Rebecca Wiese.  “Along the Enchanted Way” tells a story of life and love in Romania after the … [Read More]

October Book Discussions

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

Job Opening: RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

The City of Decorah, IA (pop. 7,615) is accepting applications for the part-time (16 hr/week) position of Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Coordinator. Ideal candidate will be someone with a collaborative mindset who is passionate about community involvement and volunteer service. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. Preference … [Read More]

September Children’s Activities

6-Take-and-Make: Crocus Planting* 6-Dog Tales 8-Stroller Walk 8-Fall Process Art in the Park* 9-Baby Dance Party 12-Storytime in the Park 13-Take-and-Make: Milkweed Planting* 14-Biking Field Trip* 15-Stroller Walk 15-Fall Process Art in the Park* 16-Family Yoga at Driftless Yoga Center 17-Mississippi River Museum Ocean Odyssey* 19-Helping Services Playgroup in the Park 20-Take-and-Make: Fall Lantern Making* … [Read More]

September Book Discussions

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

August Children’s Activities

Note: We're taking a brief break in programming during August to plan for fall 8/18-Stroller Walk 8/18-Naturebrary 8/19-Baby Dance Party 8/25-Stroller Walk Save the date: Mississippi River Ocean Odyssey Touch Tanks are coming to DPL 9/17! See our Calendar of Events for details and registration.

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]

DECORAH PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM THE STATE LIBRARY OF IOWA

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]

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]

Summer Reading Challenges: July & August

Want to stay busy and curious in the coming month? Decorah Public Library is offering two reading challenges for July/August: an “Early Literacy” bingo card designed for children 0-5 and another challenge designed for readers of any age.   These challenges are similar in structure to the ones the library offered in June, but offer … [Read More]