by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on July 16th, 2014
Every year, visitors flock to the Johnson County Fairgrounds to partake in a summer tradition: The Johnson County Fair.
From competitions to must-see shows, the fair is home to thousands of memories; memories the Iowa City Public Library’s Digital History Project wants you to share.
Librarians will be at the Public Libraries of Johnson County Fair Booth from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to solicit audio recordings of fair memories from all fair attendees. The recordings will be added to the Library’s Digital History Project website at history.icpl.org.
Launched in 2013, the Digital History Project is an initiative to share and explore historical images and stories of life in Iowa City and Johnson County. The project’s partners include the Iowa City Public Library, the Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club, and the Johnson County Historical Society.
Everything from fair favorites and special events to earliest recollection qualifies as a fair memory. Stop by the Public Libraries of Johnson County Fair Booth to share yours.
For more information, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.
by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on July 11th, 2014
The Public Libraries of Johnson County are ready for this year’s Johnson County Fair; are you?
Representatives from all of Johnson County’s public libraries – Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Oxford, Solon, Swisher, and Tiffin-Springmier – will host a booth in Exhibition Hall #2 during the county fair July 21 through July 24.
Stop by to learn more about how the libraries work together to promote literacy and learning throughout the county. We’ll also have giveaways to hand out, including a special kids-only prize on Kids’ Day on July 22.
All visitors to the Public Libraries of Johnson County fair booth can enter the drawing for an oversized stuffed teddy bear sporting a Public Libraries of Johnson County T-shirt.
We’ll see you at the fair!