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Recent News

Nov 1, 2021, 10:56 AM
The 2022 All Iowa Reads selections were announced live today on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe. Nebbe was joined by All Iowa Reads committee member Jillian Rutledge of the Waterloo Public Library to announce the title for adults; and Tegan Beese, Youth Services Consultant at the State Library and head of the All Iowa Reads teen and kid committees, to announce the titles for teens and kids. Learn More
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

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