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    Join Us for All Iowa Reads Virtual Author Visits in June

    Sequoia Nagamatsu, Niki Smith, and Angeline Boulley will appear in virtual visits this June. The visits are free and open to the public; registration is required. More Information & Registration


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Recent News

May 23, 2023, 10:46 AM
The State Library of Iowa is excited to announce grants to six Iowa libraries (one in each district) to allow a librarian on staff to attend the 2023 Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Wichita, KS, September 20-23, 2023. Learn More
May 10, 2023, 12:05 PM
On Thursday, May 25, the State Library will be holding the first Great IA Shares Bag Count. Librarians will be asked to count and report the number of filled and empty IA Shares bags in their library to an online form that will be available that day. Learn More
May 9, 2023, 9:20 AM
The three authors of the 2023 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
Apr 25, 2023, 9:09 AM
A longtime staple in the Continuing Education calendar, directors that attend will have the chance to learn from their district consultant, network with their peers, and apply new learning in their library. Learn More
Jan 13, 2023, 11:29 AM
Bridges, the ebook and audiobook consortium managed by the State Library for Iowa libraries, celebrated more than 2.4 million checkouts by Iowans in 2022. Bridges was one of 129 OverDrive library systems to surpass the 1 million checkout milestone worldwide, and OverDrive reported its highest year ever for digital checkouts. Learn More

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