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    Hear from your district consultant and network with peers; 17 dates and locations to choose from. Find out more and register!


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Recent News

Mar 29, 2024, 2:10 PM
Registration is now open for the 2024 Director Roundtables in May. Multiple sessions are scheduled in each district across the state to make it convenient for directors to choose the time and place that works best. Learn More
Feb 22, 2024, 9:46 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 8-9, 2024 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA. Learn More
Dec 6, 2023, 10:12 AM
On January 25, 2024, the ILOC conference will encourage attendees to consider sustainable operations, long-term outcomes, and positive community differences the library makes. Learn More
Oct 18, 2023, 11:19 AM
The All Iowa Reads selections for 2024 were announced live today on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe. Learn More
Sep 28, 2023, 1:00 PM
A new tool is now available on the State Library website to help Iowans and visitors locate and connect with their local public library. The “Find My Local Library” tool displays an interactive and informational map of all the public libraries in the state. Learn More

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