Library Closed April 9
Both locations will be closed on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
Library Welcomes Iowa Poet Laureate for Free Public Event
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites the public to a free morning of poetry, storytelling, and songs with Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart.
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Mails 300,000th Free Book to Cedar Rapids Children, Celebrates with Dolly Parton Birthday Party
The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation will celebrate five years of bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Cedar Rapids children and will mail the 300,000th free book to a Cedar Rapids child in early 2023.
Get Crafty at the Library
Unleash your crafty side at the library this winter. From Crafternoons to card making to a Tiny Art Show, we have plenty of opportunities for all ages to get creative.
Maker Space Craft Night for Teens and Adults
Holiday Music at the Library
The holiday season is here, and the library has a full schedule of music for patrons to enjoy, including the return of Merry TubaChristmas at the Downtown Library and a "Nutcracker" music class for kids.
Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library Annual Big Book Sale Returns with New Location
The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library big annual book sale is returning with a new location, moving to the Downtown Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE.
The sale will be 9 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 & 5, and 1-5 pm Sunday, Nov. 6.
Library Unveils New Artist-in-Residence Pilot Program
Harper Folsom believes art should be accessible for anyone – and since libraries are all about access, her upcoming partnership with the library as an artist-in-residence this fall is a perfect fit.