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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Meet Brainfuse!

Meet Brainfuse!

Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for cardholders of the Newton Public Library.

Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for cardholders of the Newton Public Library. One feature that sets Brainfuse apart is the live coaching and live veteran support available during most aftern...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary

Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary

Attendees of the Library’s Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary program had a great time at the Picnic on June 26.

The picnic was in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved book! The kid’s had an exciting snack - the ate what the caterpillar ate in the book! They got to eat one slice of salami, one slice of watermelon, a piece of cher...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Drones in the Library

Drones in the Library

Kids attending the Drone program at the Library on June 27 learned so much from Wendy Erikson.

Erikson is an Emmy Award-winning journalist; an advisor for the Women and Drones organization, and an FAA certified remote pilot. Attendees learned about the many ways drones are impacting our lives in agriculture, search and rescue, commerce, and more. A...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Kindness Rocks at Maytag Park

Kindness Rocks at Maytag Park

On Monday, July 1st, both our Public Services Librarian and Youth Services Librarian took turns leading children, teens, and folks of all ages in painting Kindness Rocks in Maytag Park.

The programs combined had 320 participants! There are multiple websites claiming they began the Kindness Rock Project but all stem back to spreading kindness in either an inspirational message or beautiful painting on a rock that is placed strategically o...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Feel the Cosmos

Feel the Cosmos

On Monday, July 15 the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped presented “Sensing the Cosmos” in the library meeting room.

Attendees learned about Braille and the planets with different sensory items.

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Newton Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Newton Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Newton Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

Achieving accreditation requires a signif...

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