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General News and Updates

Occasional press releases and updates on State Library programs, resources, and events.

Iowa Libraries

News, updates, and events for the Iowa library community, including:

  • Email lists for each library district (Find your Library District), and one for Iowa library boards. In addition to district happenings, members receive the Monday Morning Eye-Opener, a weekly newsletter covering current topics related to the Iowa library community. 
  • Continuing Education email list for library directors and staff to stay updated on CE opportunities from the State Library. Members receive the monthly CE Newsletter.
  • Youth Services email list for Iowa librarians who serve children and teens. Members receive the Pop YS Newsletter which showcases youth services news, training opportunities, and fun ideas to incorporate in your library.

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Recent News

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
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
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