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Come visit us at the Iva Jane Peek Public Library and check out our collection of books. We have over 11,000 items in our library collection that can be viewed here at the library, or checked out to be enjoyed at home. Our collection consists of DVD's, books, books on CD's, newspapers, and magazines. We also provide internet access through our desk top computers, or you are more than welcome to bring in your laptop and hook up to the net.
Membership is free, but we do have some small charges for some services such as copying, and printing. If you would like more information, you may call us at 479-752-7323(READ). Our hours are Monday thru Friday 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, and Wednesday morning 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Every 2nd Wednesday is the Senior Program and Bingo at the library. It starts at 10:30 am and ends at noon.
We have computers set up with access to ABCMouse.com and it is free to all that are between the ages of 2 and 8+, but you have to go to the library to access it. You cannot access it from home.
Patrons can now access over 1,500 brand new learning activites, including books, games, videos, puzzles, and more. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to 3rd grade. They can explore new environments along the step by step learning path and find activities in a range of subject areas, including: Reading Comprehension, Geometry, 3-digit Operations, Graphing, Biology, Physical Science, and so much more!!!!!
By clicking the following link, it will take you to the abcmouse website.abcmouse
We also have a feature called Basic ESL. Really we cannot say it any better than how Basic ESL says it,
"Basic ESL improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow and instructionally proven curriculum.
Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson studinets learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.
No computer experience is necessary."
Click this link to go to the website. Basic ESL
A Blast From the Past
Marie Demeroukas of the Shiloh Museum(located in Springdale Arkansas) has graciously provided a little bit of Decatur history with us. At one time she had been looking for the sheet music to a song wrote by Pat and Marge Patrick. The sheet music was to "Give Me Decatur" and it was sung as part of the 1966 installation of Jack Clardy as Head of Decatur Chamber. A copy of the record is on display at our library. I have learned from Ms. Demeroukas that on the flip side of that record is "Beautiful Arkansas" that was used in a movie called "Wonder Valley." (This movie was filmed inCave Springs in 1951). She was able to retrieve a recording of both songs. If you would like to hear both songs, please, I encourage you to click on this link:Shiloh Museum. I am sure you will be delighted to read about this couple and the songs they wrote about Arkansas.
Iva Jane Peek Public Library
121 N. Main St, Decatur AR 72722