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
The next step in the new library project is now underway. Sections of fence are slated to go this week around the new library’s site, located at 421 4th Avenue SE.
Kindle users now have the ability to download ebooks from the Metro Library Network, which consists of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion Public Libraries. OverDrive, the service used by the Metro Library Network to lend ebooks, announced the change yesterday. “Our customers have been asking for this since we began lending ebooks,” said Amber… View more
Family friendly website and newsletter Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids is partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library to bring for the first ever National Halloween Costume Swap on Sunday, October 2 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Drop off your gently used and clean costumes (up to kids size 14) at the Cedar Rapids Public… View more
Here are some fun facts on the Library, the Library 3.0 Campaign, and the future! Focus on: FAMILY In 2011, 810,115 items were checked out from The Cedar Rapids Public Library. This is a 15% increase from 2010. Focus on: NUMBERS If our 1985 library building was built today, it would cost approximately $25 million…. View more
We have selected our Adult Summer Reading Prize winner! Shawnna Ripple of Cedar Rapids won the new Barnes & Noble Nook. She was very excited to win and promised to share the ereader with her daughters. We had more than 350 adults finish our summer reading program this year. That’s a 15% increase over last… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is proud to present Inside Out with Alton Brown Friday, September 9, at 7:30 pm, at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Brown is the author of several award-winning and bestselling books and the host of the Food Network series Good Eats. He reprises his role as the resident food historian, scientist and… View more
The “Sisterchicks” books by Robin Jones Gunn are about real sisters, or friends as close as sisters. Each title hosts a different set of “sisterchicks” with a different adventure in travel. All are poignant and funny, and make you want to find your own “sisterchick” to take on an adventure of your own. “Sisterchicks Do… View more