Jul
19

Online Resources for Libraries Renewed for FY23

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.
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Jun
24

Changes to the Iowa Center for the Book Program

The Iowa Center for the Book, a program of the State Library, will suspend operations as of July 1, 2022. The program began in 2002 as a Library of Congress Center for the Book affiliate to stimulate public interest in books, literacy, and libraries.
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Jun
14

State Library to Host All Iowa Reads Virtual Author Visits in July

The three authors of the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles will appear in virtual visits this July. The visits are free and open to the public; registration is required.
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Jun
06

State Data Center Launches Redesigned Website

The site was created from the ground up and presents data in new ways to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.
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Apr
22

Statewide In-Person Director Roundtables Return in May

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.
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Feb
10

Registration Open for Pop YS Con: Conference for Youth Services Librarians April 4-5 in Ames

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.
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Feb
03

State Library Partners with ILA and IASL to offer Intellectual Freedom Seminar Mar. 9

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.
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