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    Welcome to the State Library of Iowa

    We provide support and resources for Iowa libraries and information services to the public. Find out more about us.

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    Join Us for Director Roundtables in May

    This spring, Director Roundtables will follow our overall education theme for 2023: Productive Partnerships. We’ll spend time discussing the benefits of finding partners in a common cause and how productive partnerships can advance mutual missions for community betterment. 17 dates and locations across Iowa to choose from. Find out more and register now!


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Recent News

Jan 13, 2023, 11:29 AM
Bridges, the ebook and audiobook consortium managed by the State Library for Iowa libraries, celebrated more than 2.4 million checkouts by Iowans in 2022. Bridges was one of 129 OverDrive library systems to surpass the 1 million checkout milestone worldwide, and OverDrive reported its highest year ever for digital checkouts. Learn More
Jan 11, 2023, 4:16 PM
The STEM Fairs and Summer Reading Summits will give attendees ideas on how to incorporate STEM concepts at their library and find inspiration for the library's summer reading program, all while connecting in person with fellow librarians. Learn More
Jan 5, 2023, 2:59 PM
The Iowa Libraries Online Conference (ILOC) is a free online conference for the Iowa library community, featuring keynote speakers and breakout sessions throughout the day, including a special event in the evening for library trustees. Learn More
Dec 22, 2022, 2:10 PM
A webinar on Jan. 10 featuring the authors will kick off the 2023 All Iowa Reads program, and another on Feb. 22 will explore the shortlisted 2023 titles. Learn More
Nov 9, 2022, 10:14 AM
The 2023 All Iowa Reads selections were announced live on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe. Learn More

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