We are open! During this pandemic, we appreciate your patience as we follow protocols to keep everyone—our community members and our staff—safe. We have reopened on a limited basis, and are ensuring that we follow all recommended health practices, including social distancing, disinfecting highly-trafficked areas, and wearing PPE. At this time, it is not possible for us to safely open the library stacks for browsing and still maintain these standards. You are welcome to use our computers, place holds online or call us to request items, and get information at the front desk, in addition to using our digital resources. Thank you for your support of Decatur Public Library.
Hola! Bonjour!Konichiwa! Hello! Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? If so, check out our language database, Mango Languages, and start learning today!
STORYTIMES POSTPONED All storytimes are postponed until further notice.
Little Learners Storytime:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 am This early literacy class combines a short structured storytime with interactive play, music, and movement. For children of all ages and abilities. Sensory Storytime:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am A great educational program where children, ages 3-5, can enjoy songs, rhymes, movement, and short stories. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate and enjoy, too!
Check out World Book Online by clicking on the image!
Your library card will grant you access to the following digital products:
World Book Student
World Book Differentiated Package
Early World of Learning Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Mobile
World Book eBooks
World Book Timelines
World Book Kids
World Book Advanced
World Book Discover
Check out our community garden! Want to get involved? Call the library for more info!
The Place to be for Enjoyment
New Episodes will be uploaded every Friday!
The Long Overdue Podcast is a production of the Decatur Public Library and features staff members discussing various library-related topics.
Dewey Like Murder? is a segment of the Long Overdue Podcast. Listen to Dawn and Denice discuss true crime books pulled from the shelves of our collection. New episodes are available to stream or download on the second Friday of the month!
Subscribe, follow, or listen to us on Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Soundcloud!
Decatur Area Reading Council Do you have great ideas the library needs to know about? If so, perhaps you should join the Decatur Area Reading Council! The Decatur Area Reading Council (DARC) is a group of teen volunteers who work with the library to create and host teen programs, promote reading, and much more.
Click on the image to download the application!
If you need volunteer hours for the National Honors Society or you just want to help out at the library then apply to be a teen volunteer!
To apply to be a volunteer at the Decatur Public Library, click on the image below to download an application!
Check out Medline Plus for some great health information! Medline plus makes a great research tool as well! Click on the link to be redirected to the Medline Plus website!
Digital comics and graphic novels are now available through RB Digital! Your library card will grant you access to a variety of comics and graphic novels! Click on the banner above and check it out!
Our digital magazines are now on RB Digital! Click on the link to be directed to RB Digital and access all of our digital magazines.
North Texas Library Consortium Membership
The Decatur Public Library is a member of the North Texas Library Consortium,which allows free interlibrary loans from across the country. It also allows our patrons to use their Decatur library cards at the following libraries: Alvarado, Aubrey, Bridgeport, Haslet, Justin, Krum, Lake Dallas, Ponder, Roanoke, Saginaw, and Sanger.