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Mormom Trek Remote Book Return Unavailable
The Iowa City Public Library’s west side remote book
drop, located at the University of
Iowa Community Credit Union office, 825 Mormon Trek Blvd., is temporarily out of commission.
backed into the book drop on January 26, making the return unit
We ordered a replacement and hope to have the new units installed in early March. Please check our website for more information as it becomes available. Until the new units are installed, please
return books to the Library or the east side remote book return at the First
We apologize for the
inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and understanding. We
also extend our appreciation to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union
and First Avenue Hy-Vee for hosting our remote book returns.
Wine & Craft Beer Tasting to Benefit ICPL Friends Foundation
Come to Hy-Vee Drugstore/Wine & Spirits, 310 N 1st
Avenue, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, February 17, for a wine and craft beer
tasting fundraiser to benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.
Adult beverage distributors will offer samples of their
products at this drop-in event. Stop by to visit with friends as you try
The beverage tasting is free. Hy-Vee will donate 5 percent of the evening’s sales to the Friends Foundation.
be 21 and older to participate.
Not able to
attend, but would still like to support the Friends Foundation? Make a donation here.
“Pay What You Want” Book Sale at ICPL Feb. 25
Two of the greatest words in the English language join together for one great
event: Book Sale.
The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation will host a Book Sale from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 25, in Meeting Room A.
Featuring “Pay What
You Want” prices on everything from large print books and audiobooks to fiction
and nonfiction, everyone is sure to find something they'll like. Young adult and children’s titles will be available, too.
are final with proceeds benefitting the Library, courtesy
of the Book End Committee of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.
Book Madness is coming to ICPL
The brackets for our fourth annual literary competition, Book Madness @ ICPL, will be available beginning February 21.
Visit the display in the Library's Gallery on the first floor to pick up your bracket. Anyone who turns in a completed bracket before the Library closes on March 5 is eligible to win a Prairie Lights gift certificate.
We’ll award two winners; one in the adult and teen bracket, and one in the children’s bracket.
Voting begins March 6, with the public’s picks deciding which books advance in each round. We will update the brackets every Monday until there’s a winner. Books that advance through the “tournament” will be posted on the Library’s blog and social media accounts.
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