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May 13, 2024, 2:42 PM
Each grant offers up to a $1,500 reimbursement for registration, hotel, and transportation. Learn More
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May 8, 2024, 8:38 AM
Since its launch in October 2022, the People’s Law Library of Iowa has gained thousands of online visitors and even more content related to Iowa’s laws. The website helps Iowans find the legal information they need in plain, easy to understand language. Learn More
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Apr 22, 2024, 2:51 PM
The three authors of the 2024 All Iowa Reads titles will appear in virtual visits this June. The visits are free and open to the public; registration is required. Learn More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Aug 8, 2023, 1:51 PM
The State Library has been awarded a grant of more than $246,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used on efforts to support the psychosocial needs of Iowa library staff and patrons. Learn More
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Aug 1, 2023, 2:31 PM
Registration is now open for the State Library Learning Circuit on Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Librarians can earn 5 CE credits for attending. Learn More