The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library this month celebrate 40 years of service in the community. For the past 40 years, the Friends have committed countless hours and dollars to their mission: The Friends supports the Cedar Rapids Public Library services and programs, promotes literacy through outreach programs that encourage and enhance reading throughout the community and conducts fundraising activities to assist with library and outreach projects.
Kindle users now have the ability to download ebooks from the Metro Library Network, which consists of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion Public Libraries. OverDrive, the service used by the Metro Library Network to lend ebooks, announced the change yesterday. “Our customers have been asking for this since we began lending ebooks,” said Amber… View more
The inaugural Inside Outevent held September 9 with bestselling author and celebrity chef Alton Brown raised more than $22,000 for the Library 3.0 Campaign.
Family friendly website and newsletter Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids is partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library to bring for the first ever National Halloween Costume Swap on Sunday, October 2 from 1 pm – 4 pm. Drop off your gently used and clean costumes (up to kids size 14) at the Cedar Rapids Public… View more
Nominations are now being sought for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award!
Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Meredith Gentry series, will answer questions from readers as part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series. Hamilton’s event, which will include adult content and is therefore not appropriate for children, is set for Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
There are so many exciting aspects to Library 3.0, more than we can show in a few sketches. These artistic renderings show how full of light the new library will be and how the space is meant to be flexible and easy to navigate. A 200-seat auditorium with a view of Greene Square Park will… View more
There is a new way to find out what is new at the Cedar Rapids Public Library! Visit our website and click on “New Additions to the Collection” under Library Services to find New Book Alerts. Scroll through the latest additions including fiction, DVDs, cds and more. The site also includes reviews and links to… View more
Last week, our Library lost an able advocate for literacy and libraries. Phyllis Fleming was a valued Library Trustee since 2007 and rock solid leader. Her commitment to the written word spanned a lifetime.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library West has been working towards this transformation for several weeks and today things are looking completely different! Our self-checks are now installed and working and our circulation desk has been moved to its new location to act as a laptop bar.