Due to recent news about the coronavirus in Iowa and recommendations from state and federal agencies,
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th the library is closed (tentative reopen date of April 13)
Due dates for items currently checked out have been extended to April 13th. There will be no late fees while we are closed.
All meetings and programs at the library have been canceled or postponed.
At this time, library staff is working 9am – 5pm. We will be answering phones and responding to messages during working hours, please call 319-465-3354, send an email, text a message to 319-820-2859 or message us through Facebook.
We appreciate your patience, as we work to both serve the public and slow the spread of COVID-19 as best we can.
TumbleBook Library - Over 1100 titles for grades K-6, with animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels.
TeenBookCloud - A collection of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. Find a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.
TumbleMath.Com -TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation & narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
AudiobookCloud -from Tumblebooks. 1400 audiobooks, always available. Stream titles ranging from classic literature, to science fiction, to contemporary blockbusters, and everything in between.Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6
Audible: "For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids."
We have also compiled an ever-growing list of lesson plans, activities, storytimes, virtual tours and more available here
All of these resources are in addition to ones the library provides available here
Travel agents can be very helpful if planning a trip to a destination you know little about. They may be able to recommend reputable travel operators. However, they do normally charge a fee for their services. If you choose to book a trip on you own you can research the travel operator's reputation
If using a travel agent, the agent will likely take care of all the arrangements for your trip. If you are booking your own trip, you may want to do some comparision shopping and look for package deals on transporation and hotel. There are many sights dedicated to finding travel deals and packages for flight, cars, hotels, etc. Below are a few of these sites
If traveling outside of the United States, it would be wise to become familar with the currency exchange rate.
Also, consider obtaining traveler's checks or some local currency to spend if you intend to visit local businesses.
When packing you need to make sure take into consideration...
Any luggage restrictios that may be applicable.
Seasonal weather conditions
Packing versitle garments that can be mix and matched
Traveling by Plane?
Become familiar with the with the Transporation Security Adminstration carry on restrictions and prohibited items lists. Also, make sure you arrive early for your flight to allow enough time to make it through security check points before you flight boards.