Decatur Public Library

504 Cherry Street
Decatur, Al 35601

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Youth Services

DPL’s Youth Services room provides our youngest patrons with a fun and welcoming introduction to the library.

The books, DVDs, and Kits available to check out from our Youth Services room are noted in our online catalog with a “J” in front of the call number. We have board books, picture books, early readers, kids’ fiction (including popular series), non-fiction in a range of levels (including some at a 12th grade reading level), graphic novels, & chapter books. 

Digital Content for Kids

Programs for Kids


for children:

February 2024

March 2024

Story Times

Story Time is for children of all ages. We read stories based on a theme, sing songs, & speak rhymes. It’s fun and interactive.

Book Babies

Book Babies is designed for children from birth to age 3. We read short books, sing action songs, and participate in fingerplays around this month’s theme: Nursery Rhymes! Book Babies will help develop the abilities children will need when they learn to read.

LEGO® Programs

On LEGO Morning, we’ll have our LEGO bricks out in the Youth Services Room from 10am – 12pm for kids to stop by & create at their leisure.  (We sometimes have LEGO Afternoons, too!)

LEGO Hour, meets in the Community Room for a 45 minute build session inspired by a challenge, followed by sharing of our creations.

Books & Bricks is a fun combination of Story Time & LEGO Hour, where we read a story and follow it with a LEGO build challenge inspired by the  story.  Meets in the Youth Services Room. Designed for elementary aged kids.



Our Youth Services Room has computers designated just for kids to use!   All your child needs to use our computers is a Decatur Public Library Card.

  Learn how to get your child a DPL card.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This free program encourages you to read 1000 books to your newborn/toddler before they start kindergarten.  More information

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