Holiday Hours

Both library locations will be closed December 23-26 and January 1-2 in observance of the holidays. 

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Library Catalog to be Updated

The Metro Library Network, consisting of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion public libraries, will be updating the online catalog to the new VEGA interface on December 13, 2022.

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.


Welcome to our New Site

Welcome to the new We have made some changes to our website to ensure our site is more accessible for all our users. The new site has a more robust menu and new sorting systems for our digital resources, among other things.

McKinley Teachers Collaborate With Library for STEM Learning

When McKinley STEAM Academy principal Jason Martinez walked into the Downtown Library April 29, he saw about 20 of his students, using the computers and spending time in the Union, the library’s teen area, after school. Right behind them were another McKinley group – teachers.