by Anna Sewell on July 7th, 2014
We really enjoyed partnering with 4-H on Wheels in Lone Tree this summer. Library staff traveled to Lone Tree once a week to check out Library materials to children based on the weekly 4-H on Wheels theme. All the topics were related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
There were 26 youth signed up for the program, and they check out 48 books over the past 5 weeks. Fifteen children signed up for Library Cards during the 4-H on Wheels registration process and received their cards in the mail. Staff issued another 10 library cards at the park in Lone Tree.
It was a lot of fun seeing the children participate in science experiments, create art projects, play games, and eat nutritious snacks, and then come over to the Library table and find books correlating to what they had just learned. I hope this is a partnership that continues for years to come!
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!
by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on February 13th, 2014
The Iowa City Public Library will welcome Lone Tree citizens with an information meeting, class on checking out eBooks, and children’s storytime from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Lone Tree school library.
Lone Tree residents also can sign up for an Iowa City Public Library card at this time.
The City of Lone Tree and the Library official entered into a contract last month. This means residents of Lone Tree are now eligible for Iowa City Public Library Resident Cards and correlating resident services.
Resident Cards are issued to people living in the cities of Iowa City, Hills, Lone Tree and University Heights, or in unincorporated (rural) Johnson County. Persons owning property in these areas also are eligible for Resident Cards.
Resident cards enable patrons from these communities to access full Library collections and services, including eBooks and eMagazines; access reference databases from home or office; and interlibrary loans.
“We are happy to welcome Lone Tree’s residents to the Library and look forward to sharing our collections and services with them,” says Kara Logsden, the Library’s community and access services coordinator.