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Monday, Jul 18, 2022

The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation will host a Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 15, and Saturday, July 16.  Look for the tables under a tent which will be set up on the Library’s sidewalk (the Ped Mall) during the Iowa City Downtown District's annual Summer Sidewalk Sales.  If the weather is bad, the sale will move indoors to the Library lobby. All items will be priced as ‘pay-what-you-want’ on everything from fiction and cookbooks, to nonfiction, DVDs, art books, young adult and children’s books

Friday, Jul 1, 2022

The Iowa City Public Library will be Fine Free for all materials, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. Iowa City Public Library patrons will no longer incur fines for returning library materials past their due dates. Overdue fines were eliminated for Children’s and Teen materials at Iowa City Public Library in June 2019. This new change applies to all other materials.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022

We want to invite all of you to join the Iowa City Libary as we honor and celebrate Juneteenth. 

Friday, May 27, 2022

With their Iowa City Public Library card, children have a ticket to ride an Iowa City Transit bus for free, all summer long. The Library provides free rides on any Iowa City Transit bus to children through 12th grade, as well as to the adult caregivers with them, on weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, from Wednesday, June 1 through Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Bus riders should show their Iowa City Public Library card to the bus driver to gain free access to the bus.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

We might be closed, but our Digital Library is still open! ICPL resident cardholders can access all of our downloadable materials all day, seven days a week.  Our Digital Library provides access to amazing resources, including: Hoopla to stream or download ebooks, audiobooks, music, and videos to your device or computer. Borrow 8 items each month. Libby to stream or download our collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Flipster for magazines. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

American poet Robert Frost wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The 2022 Summer Reading Program theme, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, invites the community to try new things, embrace new experiences, and explore new ideas. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Iowa City author Katie Runde's debut novel, "The Shore," was just released and has received rave reviews—Glamour magazine listed it as one of the ten best books to read in May, and a New York Times reviewer wrote that the book "is never sentimental; it is absorbing, lucid and true." The community is invited to celebrate with the author at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, on the rooftop at The Chauncey, 404 E. College St. The event is free with no registration required and will feature the author in conversation with Lyz Lenz, another brilliant Iowa author.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The summer Bookmobile route and schedule kicks off on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through Friday, August 19, 2022. Services will be unavailable on June 20 (Juneteenth) and July 4 (Independence Day).

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

First, of all, we want to say thank you for making the Iowa City Library's 2022 Book Brackets competition a success. We are so pleased that dozens of patrons filled out their brackets and that in the six-week period the contest was open, we received almost 1000 votes.  After the final round, we have our winners!   Adults/Teens: The House on Mango Street by S. Cisneros Children's: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by D. Daywalt

Monday, Apr 4, 2022

Show how much you know during a fun trivia evening to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. On Tuesday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy a family-friendly night of book-themed online trivia to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. 

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