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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
Jul 3, 2023, 9:41 AM
As of July 1, the State Library is now officially part of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The agency is joined by a portion of the State Historical Society of Iowa to become an enterprise under DAS. Learn More
Jun 6, 2023, 3:16 PM
On May 25, the State Library invited public libraries to participate in the first Great IA Shares Bag Count to inventory the number of filled and empty IA Shares bags in libraries to help estimate how many bags have been decommissioned due to damage or normal wear and tear. Learn More

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