Author Archive for Elsworth


Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Dear Library Patrons, We’re here for you! The library building is closed while we work remotely to try to keep everyone healthy. Please help us understand how to serve you better by filling out a short survey.

Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Dear Library Patrons, In response to the joint Mayors’ statement yesterday and in continuation of our efforts to align with best practices in reducing the spread of COVID-19, the Iowa City Public Library is releasing most staff from on-site work assignments through at least April 12. Telephone service will be temporarily suspended starting today; watch for updates related to the reestablishment of this service.

Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

Dear Library Patrons, Starting today, March 17th, the Iowa City Public Library is offering chat (online) reference and telephone assistance from 10.00am-5.00pm, Monday through Friday.  Our online resources continue to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Remote book drop service (located at GreenState Credit Union and First Avenue Hy Vee) will be suspended beginning Friday, March 20, at 1.00pm.

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Dear Library Patrons: The Iowa City Public Library is dedicated to serving our community and improving the quality of life of our patrons. Usually, this work includes proactively participating in community events, offering enriching programs and classes, and working hard to meet our community members where they are throughout Iowa City. We love these active parts of our service. However, sometimes we have to adjust our service model in response to new or shifting challenges, and this is one of those times.

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019

Hello!  I am Elsworth Carman, and I am so pleased to be the incoming director of ICPL. ICPL’s past and present successes set a high bar for the future of the agency.  I am excited to build on Susan Craig’s legacy of leadership as ICPL evolves...

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Elsworth is the Director of the Iowa City Public Library.