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Posted on: November 30, 2019

Library Trick or Treat

Library Trick or Treat

The Library participated in Beggars Night and welcomed over 600 kids and adults to the Library. Participants were invited to walk through Candy Land, grab a few pieces of candy, and pick out a book to take home. While the Library staff thought they were r...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Are you preparing for the American Citizenship Test? Check out our FREE Transparent Language online database to access interactive practice tests! This database helps test takers to answer questions while teaching about the American government, history, c...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

First Graders Visit the Library

First Graders Visit the Library

Newton Community School District first graders visited the Library during October! First graders visit the Library to learn about all the books, programs, and fun that is available for free. 

The visits kicked off with a story-time explaining prop...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Library Trustee & Staff Training

Library Trustee & Staff Training

On October 16, Youth Services Librarian Phyllis Peter and Library Director Nicole Lindstrom attended a State Learning Circuit in Coralville with Every Library presenting. In this workshop led by John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney from EveryLibrary, we lear...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Library Building Master Plan & Building Conditions Analysis

The Newton Public Library Board has contracted with Studio Melee to create a Master Plan for the Library and conduct a Building Conditions Analysis. As the building is over 26 years old, analyzing the condition of the building will allow the Board to sche...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau Partnership

The Library partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau on October 21 & 22 to host drop-in informational sessions on the upcoming Census. Attendees received assistance applying for census jobs at the event. As the Census nears, the Library will designate a ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Winter Clothing Drive a Success!

Winter Clothing Drive a Success!

The Library held its annual Winter Clothing Drive from October 14 to October 19. Donations of cold-weather clothing for children ages 6-18 were collected all week, then given to schools in Newton and distributed to students in need. Collected items includ...

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