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Children's Outreach

  • Storytimes presented at local day care centers and preschools. Call 319.356.5200 to schedule a visit.

  • Teacher Requests to pull up to 15 books on any topic. Call the Library at 319.356.5200.

  • Storytelling or Booktalks presented at local elementary schools upon request.

  • Kindergarten Visits scheduled during May to share stories and information about getting a library card.

  • Speaker's Bureau of Children's Librarians available to give talks to groups of parents, teachers, or childcare providers.

  • Stories in the Park for children aged 3-6 at Willow Creek Park on Wednesday mornings and Mercer Park on Fridays mornings for eight weeks during the summer months.

  • Begin with Books provides a library information packet and free board book to every baby born in an Iowa City hospital, in partnership with Hills Bank & Trust Company and the library.

  • Outreach Collections provide books for children to use at Broadway Street and Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Centers, DVIP, Shelter House, Mercer Park Aquatic Center, 4Cs, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Human Services.

For more information about Children's Outreach services call 319.356.5200