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
The Love Finds You… books are an eclectic group of light Christian romance stories. Half are written in past time periods, and the other half written in modern-day. All are in different locations in the United States, and most are written by different authors. Melody Carlson, Sandra Bricker, and Melanie Dobson are just a few… View more
There are so many exciting aspects to Library 3.0, more than we can show in a few sketches. These artistic renderings show how full of light the new library will be and how the space is meant to be flexible and easy to navigate. A 200-seat auditorium with a view of Greene Square Park will… View more
Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library Donate $400,000 in Honor of the Group’s 40th Anniversary The Cedar Rapids Public Library is one giant step closer to rising from the flood waters that destroyed it nearly three years ago to building a library of the future. The library kicked off the public phase of its… View more
Severe weather is wreaking havoc on our neighbors to the south, especially the state of Alabama where more than 200 people were killed last week and many more remain missing. Throughout the states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi, lives were lost and entire neighborhoods destroyed in a matter of minutes. Today, Memphis braces for… View more
In the Library world we talk a great deal about the importance of providing access to technology in our communities. According to the recently released Public Library Funding & Technology Access study conducted by the American Library Association, 83% of Iowa libraries offer the only free access to computer/Internet in their communities. The national average is 67%. More than just offering computers and Internet access, Iowa libraries offer licensed databases, homework help, virtual reference, ebooks and downloadable audio books.
The 2011 Linn Area Reads selection, Irreplaceable, by Stephen Lovely, delves into the world of organ transplantation and the effect on the people who are involved in the process. On Saturday, April 2, there will be a panel discussion held at the Marion Public Library with special guests from the Iowa Donor Network, as well… View more
The implementation of a new automated materials handling system at the Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL) is redefining the way items are processed and reducing the amount of time it takes for materials to get into the hands of the customers.
The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will hold their annual Spring Book Sale Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at the Cherry Building (329 10th Avenue SE). Hours are: Friday, April 8, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Admission is FREE. Adult and children fiction… View more
The city of Cedar Rapids has mandated that the public library will be built to LEED Gold Certification standards as established by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).