Recent News

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Aug 16, 2022, 2:24 PM
The State Library is offering ways to help Brainfuse reach more Iowans through libraries. Libraries can offer Brainfuse resources to their communities at no cost. Learn More
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Jul 19, 2022, 3:00 PM
The State Library renewed several online resources and tools offered to public libraries for FY23; the resources are provided by the State Library to public libraries at no cost. Learn More
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Jun 24, 2022, 12:00 PM
The Iowa Center for the Book, a program of the State Library, will suspend operations as of July 1, 2022. The program began in 2002 as a Library of Congress Center for the Book affiliate to stimulate public interest in books, literacy, and libraries. Learn More
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Jun 14, 2022, 4:01 PM
The three authors of the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles will appear in virtual visits this July. The visits are free and open to the public; registration is required. Learn More
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Jun 6, 2022, 12:00 PM
The site was created from the ground up and presents data in new ways to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for. Learn More
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Apr 22, 2022, 12:08 PM
Director Roundtables are making a comeback this spring in an important way— they are back as in-person events! Sponsored by the State Library and facilitated by District Consultants, this year’s Director Roundtables are based on ideas from the book "When to Say Yes" by Don Khouri. Learn More
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Feb 10, 2022, 11:35 AM
Registration is now open for Pop YS Con, the State Library’s conference for librarians who work with children and teens. The conference will be held April 4-5, 2022 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA. Learn More
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Feb 3, 2022, 8:22 AM
Join the State Library, the Iowa Library Association, and the Association of School Librarians for an evening of educational webinars related to Intellectual Freedom. The event will feature panel discussions, a legislative update, and board training, all geared towards library trustees and school board members. Learn More
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Nov 1, 2021, 10:56 AM
The 2022 All Iowa Reads selections were announced live today on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe. Nebbe was joined by All Iowa Reads committee member Jillian Rutledge of the Waterloo Public Library to announce the title for adults; and Tegan Beese, Youth Services Consultant at the State Library and head of the All Iowa Reads teen and kid committees, to announce the titles for teens and kids. Learn More
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Sep 24, 2021, 4:26 PM
The Iowa Access to Justice Summit will take place Thursday, Nov. 4. Iowa librarians are invited to join other human services professionals and advocates for this free, virtual event. Learn More