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100th Birthday Celebration of our Carnegie Library

East Door Centennial

The Cresco Public Library celebrated its Centennial with an Open House on Friday, November 7th, 2014.  Pictures of this event can be seen by clicking here.  For more information about the history of Cresco Public Library and Carnegie libraries,. click here.


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Community screening of Sundance Film Festival award-winning 'Dirt: The Movie'

Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., Program Room

**Conversation to follow movie screening. Free to attend; donations are accepted. Sponsored by The Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center (Decorah). **



  Congratulations to the Children's Summer Reading Program grand prize winner, Mati Henry! Mati will get to enjoy a pool party for eight at  The Cresco Fitness Center and two Casey's pizzas! Thank you to all who participated in the Children's Summer Reading Program at The Cresco Public Library!



Check out our NEW teen/young adult non-fiction!


New non-fiction books

 We are updating the non-fiction titles in the Teen Room to reflect current topics of interest to teens and young adults. Here are a few of our recent non-fiction books. More to come!

Change in Hours:

Beginning the week of July 1, 2015, the Cresco Public Library will have a change in hours due to budget cuts. The library will now close at 5 p.m. Thursday evenings and at 12 p.m. Saturday afternoons.

Fourth of July Weekend Hours:

Cresco Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 upon observance of the holiday. The library will reopen Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! 

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Pictures from The Children's Summer Reading Program entertainers: The International Owl Center of Houston, Minnesota, and David Casas, magician!


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 Our new door at the east entrance is installed!

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Learning Express

Click on the logo above to access Learning Express.  To register, create a user's name and password.

Times Plain Dealer LogoClick on the button above to access the Cresco, IA, newspaper, the Times Plain Dealer.

Iowa Legal AidClick on the logo above to access Legal Help for Iowans.


Great Rivers 2-1-1 is a 24-hour information & referral and crisis line service. The service is free and confidential.  Great Rivers 2-1-1 is a service of Gunderson Lutheran Health System and the United Way.

Call For Help

Contact them at Great Rivers 2-1-1; PO Box 426; Onalaska, WI 54650; or for assistance call 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 throughout the Tri-State Region (WI, MN & IA)


FAFSAFederal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online for parents and students.  Click here for the most up-to-date information about applying for financial help with college expenses.

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Free Directory Assistance:  this site will help you Find a Business, Find People, Reverse Phone, Reverse Address, and Area & Zip Codes. Click above to find out more information.