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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
Oct 31, 2022, 2:54 PM
The 2023 titles for the All Iowa Reads, Teen All Iowa Reads, and Kids All Iowa Reads programs from the State Library of Iowa will be announced LIVE on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2022 on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program. Learn More
Oct 3, 2022, 9:19 AM
The State Library of Iowa, in partnership with the University of Iowa Law Library, has officially launched the People’s Law Library of Iowa, a new legal resource website providing easy to understand information on topics related to Iowa’s laws. Learn More
Sep 7, 2022, 10:48 AM
The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is $15 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Librarians can earn 4 CE credits for attending. Learn More
Aug 16, 2022, 2:24 PM
The State Library is offering ways to help Brainfuse reach more Iowans through libraries. Libraries can offer Brainfuse resources to their communities at no cost. Learn More
Jul 19, 2022, 3:00 PM
The State Library renewed several online resources and tools offered to public libraries for FY23; the resources are provided by the State Library to public libraries at no cost. Learn More