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Summer Story Hour

Monday story hour will begin at 10 am and 11am, include a story and either a craft or activity, and typically last 25-35 minutes. Choose between Mondays at 10 or 11. Register at 217-774-4432. This is best for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old. 

Story Hour Info
Upcoming Programs


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Fans of true crime ages 16 and up can come grab lists of true crime pocasts, shows, books, audiobooks, YouTube channels, and more anytime from 5:30-7pm. While you're at it, grab a few snacks and gab about your favorite cases, podcasters, shows, and more. True crime fans are always looking for more to watch, read, and listen to. Come meet some other like-minded fans and share your faves while also exploring some new ones. No registration necessary.

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Grandin Zoom Event



Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm

Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.

Gandin Zoom Registration
ILP Future Programs

Upcoming Illinois Libraries Present Programs

Online  Events                  

April 3 - Prominent speaker and professor, Dr. Temple Grandin, shares on the gifts of Neurodiversity.

May 7 - Kal Penn discusses his many lives: writer, producer, former White House staff member, starring actor of "Harold and Kumar" and much more 

These events are made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a new statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


Shelby County children birth through 4 can receive one free book each month until the age of 5 from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library thanks to United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois and Shelby Electric Cooperative. Register at

Want to sponsor children or donate to the program? Contact Debbie Bogle from United Way at 217-822-422-8537.

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Activity Sheets

These activity sheets were made by library staff and are free to copy, print, use, and/or share!

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Activity Sheets
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