The Metro Library Network, consisting of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion Public Libraries, is partnering with local businesses in September to celebrate National Library Card Month. Metro Library Network card holders can show their library card at participating businesses and receive a special discount September 1 – 30. The discounts consist of a variety… View more
David Baldacci’s newest book reminds readers why he has been the king of “conspiracy in high places” thrillers since he wrote Absolute Power in 1996. The Innocent stars Will Robie, government assassin who stoically follows orders – until he’s ordered to kill a midlevel Washington bureaucrat with two young sons. Something’s off with this assignment,… View more
Boston-based acoustic duo “Sweet Wednesday” will be performing at the Cedar Rapids Public Library at 2 pm on Sunday, July 15th, sharing exciting songs from their new CD “Escaping From the Pale Moonlight”.
“If Jack’s In Love” by Stephen Wetta is a very pleasant surprise. This first novel by Wetta is set in the late 1960’s, the summer when Jack turns 13. Something terrible has happened in Jack’s small town–a popular boy has gone missing–as Jack’s older brother is the only suspect. To make matters worse, Jack is… View more
The staff who work at the Cedar Rapids Public Library are passionate advocates for literacy and lifelong learning. Each day, hundreds of people visit the Library and use the resources available to assist them with finding a job, researching a school project, or accessing the latest materials. Library staff work hard every day to provide the public with assistance to meet all of their unique needs.
Wednesday, March 7, is World Read Aloud Day, an opportunity for the world to come together to raise their voices and celebrate the power of words. More than 793 million people are illiterate in the world today. World Read Aloud Day is a chance for kids, parents, educators, caregivers, and families to advocate for the… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library has always focused on children’s literacy and preparing children for school. Now they are pushing that mission even further by implementing tools from the Every Child Ready to Read program developed by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Young Children (ALSC).
Each year, the Cedar Rapids Public Library presents the City Council and the community with an annual report. The goal of the annual report is to share information such as the annual Library operating budget, some valuable statistics, and highlight some of the successes from throughout the fiscal year. The Library presented the Annual Report to the City Council at last night’s meeting and is very excited to share it with the public online now. We hope you will enjoy the unique format and share it with your friends and family.
Did you get an eReader as a gift this year? We have a growing collection of fiction, young adult, non fiction, and children’s books for you to choose from. Follow our easy directions below for your type of eReader. If you don’t see your eReader on the list, follow the directions for the Nook and… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library will observe the holiday season with special hours. The Cedar Rapids Library will close both locations at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 23. Both locations will be closed Saturday, December 24; Sunday, December 25; and Monday, December 26. Both locations will be closed Saturday, December 31; Sunday, January 1; and… View more