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.
Both library locations will be closed December 23-26 and January 1-2 in observance of the holidays.
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
Cedar Rapids Public Library Awarded 2022 Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize, Recognizing the Public Library as a Vital Community Asset
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.
'Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools' Exhibit by African American Museum of Iowa Opening at Library
The African American Museum of Iowa is unveiling a new exhibit, "Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools" on Friday, October 14, at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. It will be on display through the summer of 2023 in the library's third floor gallery.
Welcome to the new CRLibrary.org. 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.
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.
Final cleaning and restoration work has been scheduled following a fire at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library.
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced it is recognizing Cedar Rapids with Pacesetter Honors for its work supporting student success during the twin crises of the derecho and COVID-19 pandemic.
When Dot Hinman’s husband Gene developed dementia, she struggled as his caregiver. She felt isolated, and didn’t always know how best to help him.
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.
When people hold their events at the library – whether they are having a business meeting or a child’s birthday party – they don’t have to worry about their guests going hungry.
Roasters Coffeehouse, the café at the Downtown Library, is ready to cater their event, big or small.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced this week the Cedar Rapids Public Library is a recipient of the FY2022 American Rescue Plan Grant Program for Museums and Libraries.