Recent News

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
Aug 30, 2021, 2:53 PM
Great Reads from Great Places is a program from the Library of Congress Center for the Book to showcase the literary heritage of the nation's states and territories during the National Book Festival Learn More
Aug 12, 2021, 4:26 PM
The State Data Center has received Iowa’s data for the 2020 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau. The data represents where people were living as of April 1, 2020, and are available for Iowa communities down to the block level. Learn More
Jul 27, 2021, 10:30 AM
The State Library has unveiled a completely revamped website and announced a change to a .GOV domain for its main website. Learn More
Jul 20, 2021, 1:03 PM
An additional day of weekly delivery for IA Shares will begin the week of August 2 for all Iowa public libraries. Learn More
Jul 6, 2021, 2:53 PM
The grants will go to the library in the form of a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for conference registration, hotel, and travel costs. Learn More
Jun 1, 2021, 11:00 AM
The State Library is pleased to announce grants of up to $5,000 to help Iowa public libraries respond to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The grants come from funding appropriated to the State Library from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Learn More
May 12, 2021, 2:57 PM
Beginning in May and throughout the remainder of the year, the authors will appear in nine webinars open to the public to discuss their All Iowa Reads title and answer questions from attendees. Learn More
Feb 8, 2021, 3:02 AM
The State Library Continuing Education team is excited to unveil “Kernels,” a new series of quick continuing education courses for librarians. Learn More
Feb 5, 2021, 6:00 AM
State Library staff have completed work on a revised edition of the Iowa Library Trustee's Handbook. In updating the previous 2014 edition, the new 2021 publication is now available for Iowa library trustees and directors to reference. Learn More