Author Archive for Sam


Friday, May 21, 2021

The 125th Anniversary of the Iowa City Public Library provides several opportunities to reflect on the many transitions in library services to the community and to the profession overall. Almost every aspect of services provided by ICPL evolved since 1896. At one time in ICPL history, the community found materials in the collection through the use of wooden catalogs brimming with hand-typed cards which indicated their locations in the stacks.

Monday, Mar 15, 2021

In order to assure safe Library services for community members and staff, the Bookmobile will be off the road Monday, March 15 due to inclement weather and the hazardous driving conditions created by snow.  The Downtown location will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Express Holds pick-up and public computer access.   

Friday, Feb 5, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library will move to Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  In addition to previously available services including Lobby Grab and Go, newly reopening services will include:

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020

  The Iowa City Public Library will scale back current services due to increasing COVID-19 infections in Johnson County. Community safety continues to be a Library priority.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020

The Iowa City Public Library will scale back current services due to increasing COVID-19 infections in Johnson County. Community safety continues to be a Library priority.

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Honoring the Journey

Monday, Oct 5, 2020

The Iowa City Public Library aspires to make your life easier by introducing automatic renewals service. Library patrons will no longer need to manually renew eligible items before they are due. Beginning October 5, automatic renewals occur on all items unless:

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020

Beginning October 6, patrons will be welcomed back to the building to pick up holds.

About Sam

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Sam is the ICPL Community & Access Services Coordinator. Sam has served on national book award committees including the Michael L. Printz Award, Midwest Book Awards, the Stonewall Book Barbara Gittings Literature and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Awards, and the Sophie Brody Medal. Sam likes to bake, register for (and occasionally run) 5K events, and attend fandom conventions.