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Technology for Everyone

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.

Sustainability and Our New, Downtown Library

From the outset, the Library’s Board of Trustees charged the project design group with achieving a LEED Gold rating for the building. While the Gold Rating remains our minimum requirement, we are striving for a Platinum LEED rating. This would be one of only a handful of LEED Certified Platinum buildings in the state and one of the most sustainable libraries in the country.

In the Armstrong Centre

There is a transformation underfoot at the small downtown library located in the Armstrong Centre. This 2200 square foot space has been radically changed to accommodate what our customers were most asking for–computers and specific types of materials. These materials include popular books, magazines and movies.       The library is experimenting with new… View more

What’s the value?

We have asked you before why you value the library, but now we are asking you to put a number to it! Using out library calculator, find out what you save each month by using the library. You may be surprised to see how much it is. And then send us a note or post here to let us know the total savings to your family.