The only thing that never changes is that everything changes…a truth that we at DPL embrace! We’ve changed a lot over the past couple of years and there may be more coming, but it’s all in an effort to better serve our patrons. We are always looking for ways to improve.
The Library building belongs to the city of Decatur and we must get written permission before making any changes to that building. Recently, we asked the City Council for their consent to make a few changes to our building. These ideas involve opening up our 6th Avenue entrance by removing the brick wall; moving our historical and genealogical collections from the Alabama Room downstairs to the main level so they are easier to get to for our patrons; and replacing or repurposing our outdated and damaged display cases. As the City Council approved these ideas, we can now move forward with exploring our options to find the best way to handle each of these projects.
None of these changes have been decided on, nor are they in progress. Decatur Public Library strives to provide the best service possible for all of our patrons. The proposed changes are being considered because we feel they will make the library easier on our patrons and more inviting. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with the Marketing & Outreach department.
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