Access free digital magazines through
the Library’s Zinio subscription. Visit one of our drop-in Tech Help sessions
to learn how.
Read to a child. We’ll launch our 1,000
Books Before Kindergarten program during Book Babies on Feb. 5. Sign up a child you know and
bring them to the Library often.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Did you know the greatest ability to learn language skills is before age 6?
Sharing books and stories is important to a child's brain development, which is why the Library is pleased to partner with Pearson for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents and caregivers to do just that: read 1,000 books before the child starts kindergarten.
Studies have shown that reading aloud to children as early as
infancy strengthens language skills and builds their vocabulary — two important tools for beginning readers.
Come to Book Babies at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and register your child. Participants also can register at the Children's Desk during regular Library hours after Feb. 5.
Don't miss these upcoming Music is the Word events!
Saturday, Jan. 23: Award-winning
musician and author Jim Gill will perform a FREE concert from 2 to
3 p.m. at The Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City. The first 100 children in
attendance will receive a special souvenir.
Monday, Jan. 25: The Dali Quartet will perform Classical
Roots, Latin Soul from 7 to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room A. This concert is open to
Saturday, Jan. 30: A Special Family Concert featuring the
Awful Purdies will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Meeting Room A.
February is Love Your Library Month at ICPL
There’s lots to love at the Iowa City
Public Library! Keep an eye out for our special displays on the Library's first
Blind Date with a Book: Looking for your next great read in all the
wrong places? Check out our wrapped books for a surprising read. Fill out and return the
“Rate Your Date” card and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card
from Molly's Cupcakes.
Blind Date with an Album: Will you find a new band or performing artist in tune with your
personality, or will your “date” end on a sour note? Let us know with your
"Rate Your Date" card and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25
Downtown Iowa City gift certificate.
Reel Love:We can't cook you dinner, but we can provide the
movie. Check out our display of favorite romantic movies.
Leave ICPL a Valentine: We'll have paper hearts and markers available
so you can tell us what you love about ICPL!