Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading News and Happenings

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YA Friday

Time Magazine just came out with their list of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time (https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/) and we're ...
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Stroller Walks

Friday 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 9:00 am Did you welcome a new baby in the last year? We will gather each ...
Storytime at the Park Mondays 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 10 am Decorative Image

Storytime at the Park

Mondays 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 10 am Join Decorah Public Library for an outdoor storytime and exploration stations at Phelps Park ...
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YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we have more Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Libras and Scorpios. Book Recommendations: ...
Zodiac Inspired Booklists

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're trying something new: Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Leos and Virgos.   ...
Never Have I Ever YA Book Recommendations

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Never Have I Ever. (Season 2 just dropped on Netflix last week!)  Never ...
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Remembering Floyd Cooper

This week, the kid lit community mourns the loss of Floyd Cooper (January 8, 1956-July 15, 2021) who passed away ...
Butterfly Garden Storytime

Butterfly Garden Storytime

Friday, August 20 at 10:00 am Join us for a butterfly storytime in Decorah Community Prairie’s Butterfly Garden!   This ...
Pool Party Storytime

Pool Party Storytime

Friday, August 13 at 12:30 pm Join us for a pool-inspired storytime!  This fun and active storytime will include swimming-inspired ...
Dark Academia

YA Friday

It's #YA Friday and today, instead of making a booklist inspired by a topic, a movie, or a television show, ...
Firetruck Show-and-Tell at DPL

Firetruck Show-and-Tell at DPL

Friday, August 6 at 11:00 am Learn about the Decorah Fire Department in the library’s parking lot. Learn about firefighting, ...
Luca Booklist

Luca Booklist

We love making booklists based on movies, shows, and other media!  Today we wanted to highlight books for fans of ...
YA Friday Korra

YA Friday Korra

Great news: we recently added the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Graphic Novels to our collection! Earlier ...
What are WE reading-YA Friday

What are WE reading-YA Friday

What are WE reading?  We pulled a list of the young adult novels that have circulated most frequently in our ...
7/20: Outdoor Storytime and Water Party 2:00-2:30

Outdoor Storytime and Water Party

7/20: Outdoor Storytime and Water Party 2:00-2:30 | Outside Decorah Middle School Join us for outdoor fun: stories, bubbles, and ...
What are WE reading? 

What are WE reading? 

What are WE reading?  We pulled a list of the picture books that have circulated most frequently in our community ...
YA Friday

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Loki-- a new television series  based on Marvel Comics.  This ...

Juneteeth Free Storytime Share

Happy Saturday! We’re excited to share this storytime video created by Capstone Publishing in honor of Juneteenth.  Juneteenth for Mazie ...
YA Friday

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're highlighting book recommendations for fans of the Marvel movie Black Panther.  Read on! Click on an ...
Books About Swimming

Books About Swimming

We love...swimming!  Are you looking for picture books about swimming, learning to swim, taking swim lessons, being afraid of the ...
Family Yoga in the Park Tuesdays June and July 2021 10 am to 10:30 am

Family Yoga Dates Added!

Family Yoga in the Park Tuesday mornings now through the end of July! 10:00-10:30 am Tuesday Morning, outside Decorah Middle ...
Immigrant Heritage Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month!  Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an ...
Owl Pellet Dissection Grab-and-Go Kits 07/16/2021

Owl Pellet Dissection Grab-and-Go Kit: 07/16

Offered in partnership with the International Owl Center Pick apart an owl pellet and see what owls have been eating! ...
YA Friday

YA Friday

Are you watching Shadow and Bone on Netflix? Are you looking for YA fantasy books with similar vibes to Shadow ...
Stonewall Book Award Winners and Nominees

Stonewall Book Award Winners and Nominees

Happy June!  Today we're highlighting the Stonewall Book Award Children’s & Young Adult Literature Winners and Nominees that you can ...
Yoga Tuesday

Yoga Tuesday

We’re packing up for Yoga in the Park–our first in-person program of summer 2021! This outdoor movement session is open ...
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Grab-and-Go Reserves Starting June 1st!

Starting on June 1, curbside pickup and reserves will be merged into Grab-and-Go Reserves. Anything you place on reserve will ...
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Family Yoga Begins Tuesday!

Yoga in the Park begins Tuesday June 1st--our first in-person program of summer 2021! This outdoor movement session is open ...
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Maker Space at DPL

We love seeing the creativity and vision of young people in our community.  Stop by and make something.   ...
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Go Explore BINGO

Looking for an engaging literacy-based challenge for your family? Decorah Public Library is offering two BINGO challenges this summer: an ...
Pie in the sky family book group

Pie in the Sky Family Book Group

7/8: 4:30 Connect over reading!  Join us to discuss the 2021 Kids All Iowa Reads Book: Pie in the Sky by Remy ...
Friday Field Trips on Foot

Friday Field Trips on Foot

Looking for Friday morning fun?  Decorah Public Library and Upper Explorerland’s Walking School Bus are partnering to offer four Friday ...
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Summer Reading Bingo

Looking for an engaging literacy-based challenge for your family? Decorah Public Library is offering two BINGO challenges this summer: an ...
Dog Tales- Tuesday, June 22nd 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dog Tales- Tuesday, June 22nd 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Tuesday, June 22nd 5:30 – 6:30 PM Independent readers aged 5 – 12 are welcome to join us in reading ...
Kids All Iowa Reads Author Visit: Remy Lai

Kids All Iowa Reads Author Visit: Remy Lai

Join Remy Lai, author of the 2021 Kids All Iowa Reads title “Pie in the Sky” for an hour of ...
Tween/Teen Drop-In Volunteering

Tween/Teen Drop-In Volunteering

In need of volunteer hours? DPL has drop in volunteer opportunities for youth ages 12+.  Work may include : packing ...
Stay and Paly Awhile Wednesday

Stay and Play Awhile Wednesday

Stay and Play Awhile Wednesday 9:15-10:00 am Wednesday Morning (DPL Children’s section) June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Children 0  ...
Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park

Family Yoga in the Park | June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:00-10:30 am Tuesday Morning, outside Decorah Middle School ...

Summer Reading Calendar of Events 2021