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Friday, Jan 21, 2022

Library supporters should mark their calendars for Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 and make a plan to shop in person or online at Sidekick Coffee & Books. A generous percentage of sales will be donated to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to help grow the Iowa City Public Library. Purchase of books, gifts, toys, coffee, pastries, and ice cream will be included in this fundraiser (gift cards are not included).

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will host Jennine Capó Crucet, author of the critically acclaimed "Make Your Home Among Strangers,'' which was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book and the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award. The program will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and reservations are required at by 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

Friday, Jan 7, 2022

The Bookmobile will not be resuming service on Monday, Jan 3, 2022 as previously scheduled due to delays in maintenance. Updates for the Bookmobile will be posted to our website at  

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021

The holiday season is here and with it comes a change in the Library's and Bookmobile's schedules.  Downtown Library Holiday Schedule: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 23, 2021Closed December 24Closed December 25Closed at 2 p.m. New Year's Eve, December 31Closed New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 More information on ICPL’s hours can be found at Bookmobile Holiday Schedule

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021

The Winter Reading Program is for readers age 3 and up, kids through adults, and runs from Dec. 12, 2021 through Feb. 12, 2022.

Monday, Dec 6, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library is introducing a new streaming digital library collection with over a million titles and which Collection Services Coordinator Anne Mangano calls “a game changer."

Friday, Dec 3, 2021

The annual Inservice Day is an opportunity for all Library staff to attend training and discussions designed to improve services for patrons.  Staff recognition is also part of the Library’s annual Inservice. Library employees will be recognized for every five years of service. This year, eight staff members will be honored for their service, ranging from five years to 20 years at the Library. Together they represent 105 cumulative years of library service. 

Friday, Dec 3, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library's Friends Foundation will host its very popular Arts and Crafts Bazaar through the end of December. This year due to COVID-19 precautions, the event will be hosted online. The fundraiser is in its ninth year and is made possible by the generous donations of local artists and crafters. Cheryl Hetherington, who donated items for the Bazaar says, “I love the Library, and I love to do art. It seems like the perfect mixture to share those loves with you all.”

Monday, Nov 22, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed, Nov 24, 2021, and the Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Library will resume regular hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. Visit our web page for more information on ICPL’s hours.

Monday, Nov 8, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. The Library will be closing early and the ICPL's Bookmobile will not be in service in honor of Veterans Day. The Library and the Bookmobile will resume their normal operating hours on Friday, Nov.12.For more details about ICPL’s holiday hours please visit:

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