Author Archive for Angie

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program encourages parents of newborns to 5-year-olds to read a wide range of books to their child to help them get a jumpstart kindergarten readiness. Every word you say builds your child’s brain, and every book you read to your child gets them closer to a reading milestone prize at the library.

Monday, Jun 1, 2020

Imagine Your Story this summer with our annual summer reading (and more!) program. Our program starts Monday, June 1, this year and runs through Saturday, Aug. 8. All ages can sign up and participate just by logging your books and the ICPL programs you participate in.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Sesame Street, we’re excited to announce the definitive children’s educational program is now streaming for free on Kanopy Kids. Join Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and all of your favorite characters in the beloved show that helps kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

The extreme cold and school cancellations can add strain to our local families. Here is list of food resources in Iowa City and Iowa City Food Pantries & Free Meals: Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank 1121 S Gilbert Ct. Iowa City, IA 52240

Monday, Feb 12, 2018

The Newbery and Caldecott awards were announced this morning at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference in Denver. Erin Entrada Kelly won the 2018 John Newbery Medal for her novel  Hello, Universe . Matthew Cordell won the 2018...

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

Last week Publisher's Weekly announced their best books of 2017 list . While looking over the children's list I came across a couple titles that I had somehow missed, so I have set out to read them before the end of the year. The first one I...

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

I love you, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is an epistolary story. It doesn’t have any chapters in it because it is a story told through a collection of letters that 10 year old Mamie Anderson sends to Michael Collins in 1969 as he...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Music lovers of all ages will find themselves clapping, singing, dancing, jumping and sneezing along with the folk music of family entertainer, Jim Gill, as he strums his energetic, rhythmic tunes on the banjo at the Library during his “Vote For...

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

This is the season for awards. The Grammys, the Oscars, but most thrilling of all, the ALA YMAs. What is that you ask? They are  American Library Association Youth Media Awards , and they were announced this past Monday. The oldest of these awards...

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

As parents, we tirelessly work to instill a sense of gratitude within our children and in today’s culture of more and better, it’s easy to overlook the many small blessings in our everyday. So as we turn our attention on giving thanks this week...

About Angie

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Angie is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Iowa City Public Library. You can find her in the Ellen Buchanan Children's Room or occasionally on the Bookmobile.