Author Archive for Heidi K


Monday, Apr 29, 2019

In fall of 2018, Iowa City Public Library piloted a Lobby Stop Program at four different retirement residences to expand our Outreach offerings. I have been visiting Walden Place, Emerson Point, Legacy Assisted Living, and Bickford Senior Living on...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019

Iowa City Public Library loves finding new ways to reach people. Currently, 14 different sites in Iowa City either have an ICPL Outreach Library maintained by staff or receive books to distribute to their clients. Sites include the Neighborhood...

Friday, Nov 16, 2018

The Bookmobile has successful stops at several retirement homes in Iowa City, but we have noticed that there is a population of patrons at these stops who are not comfortable navigating the Bookmobile. There are also retirement homes that can't...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

May was a busy month in Outreach activities, as I got ready to hunker down for my busy summer months inside the library. Jen Eilers and I kicked off May with a tech help visit down the street at Ecumenical Towers. With about six residents in...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

  The Deposit Collections are not a well-known Outreach offering of the Iowa City Public Library, but they provide a fun “mini browsing” experience for residents of Melrose Meadows Retirement Community, Oaknoll Retirement Community, and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Iowa City's Black Voices Project is organizing a Color of Unity march for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is next Monday! I found out about this event through Facebook, but wanted to get the word out on the library's blog, too. Here are the...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Last month Iowa City Public Library served 45 different patrons exclusively through the At Home Program. This wonderful service brings library materials to home-bound patrons via the US Postal Service. Each day, staff members in Community &...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

I love short stories! They're a fun way to try out a writer's work without a 300 page commitment. If you don't like one of the stories, you can pick another at random or put the whole collection aside. 2017 has been a great year for new short story...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

If you are feeling a bit blah these February days, why not pick up a thriller? The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena was just what I needed to get me out of a winter reading rut. The book introduces us to young professionals Anne and Marco, who ar e...

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

Pit Bull advocate Bronwen Dickey’s summer 2016 book release Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon was sometimes very difficult to read. I even put off writing this blog post because I was too emotional after I first read the book to write a...

About Heidi K

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Name: Heidi K.
Position at ICPL: Outreach Assistant in Community & Access Services
Where you'll see me at the Library: Help Desk, or potentially wandering the book stacks.
A little about me:
I am originally from Lincoln, NE but have lived in Iowa City for over a decade. My interests (outside of libraries and reading) include yoga, gardening,...