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The Iowa City Public Library partners with different local community organizations aligned with the Library's vision and mission. Information on our efforts with some of those organizations can be found below.

UNESCO City of Literature

UNESCO, the educational, scientific and cultural arm of the United Nations, has recognized Iowa City's deeply elaborated cultural assets and its strong creative and economic foundations. Iowa City is home to a vibrant community of readers, writers and bookmakers.

Summer of the Arts

Summer of the Arts is a series of free and family-friendly events held annualy in downtown Iowa City. The Library's Children's Day event is part of the Iowa Arts Festival event.

ECO Iowa City

ECO Iowa City is a grant-funded initiative to improve environmental sustainability in Iowa City. ECO Iowa City provides a series of opportunities for Iowa City residents, including hands-on workshops, programs and seminars to offer information and free resources.