The Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL) is daring YOU to take summer reading to a whole new level in 2015! The CRPL Summer Dare is not your average summer reading program. It is a newly designed twist on conventional summer reading programs that challenges the entire community to read it, picture it, celebrate it, move… View more
Along with the destruction of the main library building, the loss of two-thirds of the collection in the flood of 2008 was tremendously devastating to the staff of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. While the building construction project continues to progress, the collection development team at the CRPL have been working for months to develop the opening day collection.
Construction continues on the new Cedar Rapids Public Library and the progress is evident to passersby
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is pleased to present author Jill Hathaway on Saturday, July 14, at 3:00 pm. Hathaway, an Iowa native and author of the book Slide will read from her book, answer audience questions, and discuss her current project. Light refreshments will be provided and all attendees are eligible to win a… View more
Progress on the new Cedar Rapids Public Library continues. Highlights include: Concrete floor slab pours continues Structural steel erection continues Structural steel fireproofing is ongoing Exterior wall framing has commenced Above ceiling mechanical rough-ins have started Here is a brief update with images from the construction manager Ryan Companies.
A. David Lewis will discuss the role of religion and the religious in comics and graphic novels on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The presentation is part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series
Construction continues on the new downtown library project. In the month since our Groundbreaking Celebration the building has been starting to take shape. Steel has been erected and the first floor slab has been poured.
Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of the 2012 Linn Area Reads selection “Righteous [Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn Niman] Porkchop,” will give a presentation on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The presentation is part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series.
This commercial will begin airing on local OnMedia cable beginning April 16. Let us know what you think! A big thanks to DeNovo Alternative Marketing and their “Video Dude” Arsalan for the great work. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Mhksr9be4]
The Cedar Rapids Public Library has always focused on children’s literacy and preparing children for school. Now they are pushing that mission even further by implementing tools from the Every Child Ready to Read program developed by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Young Children (ALSC).