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Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021

Your generous financial gifts to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation will be put to good use providing more for everyone through the ICPL! Besides feeling great knowing that you're helping the library remain excellent for another 125 years, you will be giving a potential charitable contribution which could benefit you on your 2021 income tax return. Thanks to the CARES act, everyone can deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions even if they do not itemize deductions.

Thursday, Dec 2, 2021

The popular Arts & Crafts Bazaar hosted by the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation is online this year to benefit the ICPL. Shop here for unique handcrafted items for everyone through December 31. Prices start at $2 and new items will be added to the online Bazaar often to ensure that everyone finds a special something.

Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

Community volunteers are being recruited to help grow the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation (ICPLFF) to benefit the Iowa City Public Lbrary. Become an ICPLFF board member to help ensure that the library remains a treasured community center for everyone. 

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

You're invited to join other library friends at a special Iowa City screening of Ex Libris , the award-winning film about the New York Public Library. I think that fans of director Frederick Wiseman's films and everyone else who loves what public...

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Enjoy amazing views with your dinner on Monday at the ICPL Friends Foundation’s VUE Restaurant Eat-Out-to-Read. I look forward to seeing you at the new VUE Restaurant on the top floor of the Hilton Garden Inn at 328 South Clinton Street in Iowa...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Winter's cold really will come one of these days. Right? When it does you can be ready by making a purchase now to stay warm in ICPL style and help the ICPL! Here's the deal: between now and midnight on December 6 , you can order special ICPL...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

Are you as curious as I am to experience the one-of-a-kind homes and see the views from the Library's neighbor?! You can do both and help ICPL by making reservations now for a unique vertical block party on September 30th. ICPL Rocks My Block@Plaza...

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

You are invited to the first-ever block party to benefit the Iowa City Public Library on Saturday, August 12th. Our gracious hosts, neighbors Michael Lensing, and Tom Scott, say they're ready for a crowd at ICPL Rocks My Block! The weather forecast...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017

Monday, July 31st is the last day to enjoy delicious Pagliai's Pizza and benefit the Iowa City Public Library at the same time! Mention ICPL when dining in or carrying out on Monday, 4:00-11:00 pm, and Pagliai's will generously donate 25% of your...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Enjoy a delicious meal at Motley Cow Cafe and raise funds for ICPL at the same time! Join us at the restaurant, 160 North Linn Street, Iowa City from 5-9pm on Wednesday, June 7, and a percentage of your tab will be donated to the ICPL Friends...

About Patty

Patty began serving as Director of Development for the Iowa City Public Library in 2004. She works with the volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to seek private contributions to provide more art, books, movies, and music to borrow from the Library, as well as for library programs and projects.