by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on May 8th, 2014
An Iowa City Public Library card is your child’s ticket to ride an Iowa City Transit bus free this summer.
The Library will provide free bus rides to children through 12th grade, and the adult caregivers who are with them, on any Iowa City Transit bus route, from the day after Iowa City Schools dismiss until the day before school starts, on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eligible bus riders should show their Iowa City Public Library card to the bus driver to gain free access to the bus.
Children can catch a ride home anytime the same day with a Ride & Read bus pass, issued by showing a Library Card at any public service desk at the Library.
Parents, if your child doesn’t have an Iowa City Public Library card, visit www.icpl.org/cards/ for information about how to apply for a card. Applications can be completed online, then stop by the Help Desk within two weeks to pick up your card. You can also apply in person at the Help Desk any time the Library is open. Adults, please be prepared to show photo identification (current driver’s license, lease or passport) and proof of your resident address (current driver’s license, mail with a current post mark; current lease). Photo identification is not required for children.
For more information, please call the Library at (319) 356-5200.
by Anna Sewell on February 25th, 2014
Staff members had a wonderful time visiting Lone Tree on Saturday. We were excited to issue several new Library cards and help update some expired accounts. Lone Tree residents came with a lot of great questions about Library cards and services.
Since the City of Lone Tree signed a contract with the Iowa City Public Library last month, residents are now eligible for “Resident Cards” and correlating services. This means that along with checking out books, movies, discs, magazines, art prints, and Storytime kits, Lone Tree residents are now also eligible to check out equipment, use our Interlibrary Loan Services, enroll in At Home Services, and access our eResources.
Several Lone Tree residents stopped by to learn more about the eResources. Residents are now able to download audiobooks & music, eBooks & digital magazines, and access our references databases from home.
A few kids came by and had fun with the “Twitters & Tweets” Storytime and craft.
It was a great day. Thank you to everyone who came to see us!
by Anna Sewell on February 19th, 2014
Iowa City Public Library staff members are looking forward to visiting Lone Tree this Saturday, February 22. We are excited to welcome Lone Tree’s residents to the Library! Staff members will be at the Lone Tree Library from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to help share information about Library collections and services.
Staff will be available to issue Library cards and answer general questions about the Library. If residents are interested in getting a Library card, please make sure to bring photo identification and proof of current residential address.
There will be an eResources class at 9:15 a.m. with Tech Help to follow. If you have any questions about online products and services available at ICPL please feel free to bring your tablets and other devices so we can show you how to access the Library’s eBooks and eMagazine collections.
Join us for a bird Storytime, “Twitters & Tweets,” at 9:30 a.m. and we’ll think about warm weather and birds. Plan to stay after for a children’s craft – we’ll provide a bird template and kids will be able to glue feathers on.
We hope to see you there!