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Recent News

Apr 22, 2022, 12:08 PM
Director Roundtables are making a comeback this spring in an important way— they are back as in-person events! Sponsored by the State Library and facilitated by District Consultants, this year’s Director Roundtables are based on ideas from the book "When to Say Yes" by Don Khouri. Learn More
Feb 10, 2022, 11:35 AM
Registration is now open for Pop YS Con, the State Library’s conference for librarians who work with children and teens. The conference will be held April 4-5, 2022 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA. Learn More
Feb 3, 2022, 8:22 AM
Join the State Library, the Iowa Library Association, and the Association of School Librarians for an evening of educational webinars related to Intellectual Freedom. The event will feature panel discussions, a legislative update, and board training, all geared towards library trustees and school board members. Learn More
Nov 1, 2021, 10:56 AM
The 2022 All Iowa Reads selections were announced live today on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe. Nebbe was joined by All Iowa Reads committee member Jillian Rutledge of the Waterloo Public Library to announce the title for adults; and Tegan Beese, Youth Services Consultant at the State Library and head of the All Iowa Reads teen and kid committees, to announce the titles for teens and kids. Learn More
Sep 24, 2021, 4:26 PM
The Iowa Access to Justice Summit will take place Thursday, Nov. 4. Iowa librarians are invited to join other human services professionals and advocates for this free, virtual event. Learn More

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