Find-It Tuesday

“How do you distinguish Y.A. [youth adult] books from adult fiction? Partly voice, but my own personal ethos is that Y.A. requires hope.” -Elizabeth Acevedo You can find Acevedo’s books–Poet X, With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land–at Decorah Public Library.  (If you’re looking for a book to read for National Poetry Month Poet X and Clap … [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

This #lovinglibraries Thursday we want to shout-out Friends of Decorah Public Library. Friends of Decorah Public Library provides a lot of the funding for programs at Decorah Public Library.  Their financial support helps us bring in out-of-town performers during non-COVID-19 times, purchase new storytime supplies like egg shakers and parachutes, and buy materials for socially distanced programs … [Read More]

The Pumpkin Project

Happy (Almost) Halloween. We LOVE this video of Decorah area preschool through second grade students and their book-themed pumpkins. Big thanks to Shanna Putnam Dibble for her work on this project and to the Decorah PTO, Cardboard Robot, and Pinter’s Pumpkin Patch who co-sponsored this event with Decorah Public Library.   [Read More]

YA Friday

Do you know about the IASL Iowa Teen Award? The Iowa Teen Award is unique in that it gives students an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for the yearly reading list. Check-out the nominees for 2020-2021 and maybe read a few.  #YAFriday  [Read More]

“Piranesi” by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi By Susanna Clarke   I received an ARC of Piranesi from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.   If you’re interested in Piranesi, you are likely a fan of Susanna Clarke’s first (and, for sixteen years, only) novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, which took the world by storm in 2004—it sold millions … [Read More]

Did you know?

  Did you know we have an email newsletter that highlights programs and books for kids, tweens, and teens? This week we shared library updates and family-friendly audiobook recommendations (among other things.) Check it out: Subscribe at: [Read More]

Loving Libraries Thursday

This Thursday for #lovinglibraries Thursday we’re appreciating our local Decorah school librarian (and DPL board member) Shannon Horton who is partnering with Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum on a program called “Family Book Adventures.” We love living in a community that supports reading, spending time outdoors, and staying curious! [Read More]

Storytime Monday

We are taking a “virtual” holiday from Storytime today.  We hope you have a restful, restorative, and fun-filled Memorial Day.  Meanwhile, we would love it if you checked out our newsletter for details about Summer Reading, new book recommendations, links to past virtual programs, library updates and more.   [Read More]