Welcome to Decatur High School Media Center!

DHS Media Center

"Mrs. Morton pushed the library door . . . it smelled of unturned pages and unseen adventures, and on every shelf were people I had yet to meet, and places I had yet to visit." The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Joanna Cannon

The Decatur High School Media Center is open from 8:15am - 3:30pm!

Please contact our media specialist, Scotty Brooks, with any questions. 

What are DHS Teachers Reading?

Mrs. Helms . . . Furious Hours Casey Cep

Mrs. Rameshbabu . . . Rich Dad Poor Dad  Robert KiyosakiSharon Lechter.

Mrs. Harper . . . Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis

Mrs. Neil . . . Davis Way Crime Caper series Gretchen Archer

Mr. Brooks . . . Heaven Robert Alcorn

Mrs. Hendrickson . . . Red Queen Victoria Aveyard

Mrs. Peden . . . The Storyteller Dave Grohl

Mrs. Parker . . . Educated Tara Westover

Mrs. Coggins . . . The Double Helix James D. Watson

Mrs. Fongemie . . . Poirot Investigates Agatha Christie

Mrs. Frees . . . Wrong Place Wrong Time Gillian McAllister

Mrs. Wales . . . The Hideaway Lauren Denton

LTC Snyder . . . Sean of the South On the Road Sean Dieteich

Coach Gray . . . The Curse of Misty Wayfair Jaime Jo Wright 

Mrs. Bates . . . The Judge's List John Grisham

Coach Smith . . . Valhalla Andy McDermott

Mrs. McCrary . . . Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen Amy Licence

Mrs. Colley . . . 17th Suspect James Patterson

Mr. Karczewski . . . Cien Años de Soledad Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mr. Hovater . . . The Enemy Is Among Us William Johnstone

Mrs. Fanning . . . Aware Dr. Daniel Siegel

Mrs. Rice . . . Sing Down the Moon: an Appalachian Wonder Tale Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox and Act One Moss Hart

Mrs. Travis . . . The Whistler John Grisham

Mrs. Elmore . . . The Winners Frederick Bachman

Mrs. Owens . . . 50 Days of Heaven Randy Alcorn

Coach Dunlap . . . The Last Romantic H.W. Brands and The Palace Papers Tina Brown

Ms. Whitmire . . . Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling

Mrs. Dean . . . The Christmas Promise Richard Paul Evans

Mrs. Howard . . . How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin

Mrs. Taylor . . . Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen

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Scotty Brooks
DHS Media Specialist


The duty of a librarian is to bring order to chaos, clarity to confusion, understanding to bewilderment, and books to anybody who wants to read them. It is a pleasure to perform that duty, and to serve the students and faculty of Decatur High School.

I enjoy time with my family, cycling, history of all kinds, archaeology, etymology, and learning French. I have two adult children. And now, I am blessed with two beautiful grandchildren, to which the exact number is subject to change without notice.

poster Sora open a world of reading