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 . . . The Art of Thinking Clearly Rolf Dobelli

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

Mrs. Bohler . . . The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine Rashid Khalidi

Mrs. Harper . . . Hamnet Margaret O'Farrell

Mrs. Salter . . . Safekeeping Jessamyn Hope and Waiting to Exhale Terry McMillan

Coach Johnson . . . Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America John Charles

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

Mr. Brooks . . . Demon Copperhead Barbara Kingsolver

Mrs. Hendrickson . . . Red Queen Victoria Aveyard

Mrs. Parker . . . Educated Tara Westover

Mrs. Coggins . . . What Mad Pursuit Francis Crick

Mrs. Fongemie . . . Poirot Investigates Agatha Christie

Mrs. Frees . . . Yellowface R.F. Kuang

Mrs. Wales . . . The Hideaway Lauren Denton

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 . . . Mad River John Sanford

Mrs. Fanning . . . Aware Dr. Daniel Siegel

Mrs. Rice . . . Ghost Ship Kate Mosse

Mrs. Travis . . . The Whistler John Grisham

Mrs. Elmore . . . The Winners Frederick Bachman

Mrs. Owens . . . The Story Ongoing and The Women of Easter Liz Curtis Higgs

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

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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 . . . wait, it just did . . . another is enroute.

poster Sora open a world of reading