Our spring issue of OPEN has hit shelves and it is full of programs and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Community organizations and cultural groups from across the area will come together to share what makes them unique and to increase awareness of the diversity we find around us. The third annual Community Cultural Celebration and Expo will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March… View more
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will open at 10 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, due to the weather conditions. There will be no Mother Goose on the Loose. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites everyone to warm up with a good book this January as part of the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge. Participants are asked to read 300 minutes between January 1 and 31 in order to win a color changing cup or campfire mug. Readers of all ages can visit CRLibrary.beanstack.org… View more
As we wrap up another wonderful year at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, we would like to express our gratitude to our patrons, our volunteers, our community partners, and our donors for their endless support. You have walked with us on our mission to serve as a beacon of literacy to those in our community… View more
The holiday season is in full swing at the Library and we have some delightful musical performances scheduled throughout December to get you in the spirit. The White Lights Holiday Series presents music in the Downtown Library Commons on Saturday afternoons. Each performance is free and open to all. December 1, 2 pm: Merry TubaChristmas!… View more
The Metro Library Network will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue materials from November 1-30, 2018. All food items will go to the HACAP Food Reservoir. Library patrons may bring one non-perishable item for each $1 owed for overdue library material. All three libraries will also accept food contributions from people… View more
Consumer Reports is one of the latest online resources available with your library card. Card holders can access the full online database of consumer reviews and research through the Library’s website: CRLibrary.org/resourcesservices. Consumer Reports is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to make a purchase, whether that is a new car, a mattress, or even… View more
It has been seven months since our Library Foundation launched Cedar Rapids’ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. In that time, more than 3,800 children have enrolled in this early literacy program and 170 children have received the graduation book for their 5th birthday. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an early literacy program providing free, age-appropriate books… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites the community to engage in discussions and dialogues about complex topics through a new series called “Reality Bites”. This participatory series involves learning, discussing, and sharing. “The program was designed to address salient issues in our community; like race, immigration, mental health, and politics,” said Victoria Fernandez, Patron… View more