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Books Between Bites

November 2, 2016

Ella Minnow Peas

Jackie Goeppinger is a retired child and adolescent therapist.  She loves to read, volunteer, and stay busy. She is the President of the Kacey Derbort Memorial Book Foundation which distributes free books for children to inspire the love of reading and to promote literacy.  She will talk about “Ella Minnow Pea and A, B, Cs,” based on the book, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn.  Ella Minnow Pea is a story about letters in letters based on the immortal pangram, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

Book Sales

October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th - Second Saturday Book Sales - 930am - 1230pm

new books

new books
Find these great books, and dvds and cds at the next monthly sale!

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Friends of the Decatur Public Library Mission

The purposes of the Friends of the Decatur Public Library are charitable, literary and educational. These purposes are:

We hope you will consider joining us in our mission to help Decatur Public Library serve our community in the best way possible!

Katie Gross, Head of the Children's Department at Decatur Public Library had this to say:

Over the past quarter of a century that I have been head of the Children's Division, the Friends have provided, among many other things, ongoing financial support for quality summer reading programs, and birthday gift books for one-year-olds, enhancing the library's partnership with Baby TALK.  The hard work and dedication of the Friends is a real morale booster,  saying volumes about the importance of the library to people in our community.  The  Friends' efforts are integral to providing good library service at Decatur Public Library!