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January is National Mentoring Month! Check out the special display put up by Helping Services of Northeast Iowa and Cresco Public Library! MY Club is Howard County's community-based mentoring program for youth ages 5-16. Read all about how you could become a mentor to a child or teenage in Howard County

To request an application, go online to: or call Colinne or Kathy at 563-387-1720. Also, check out the books on our display that feature inspirational leaders and role models!

Children's Story Hour resumes Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.


BRIDGES Website is Revamped

Check out the new look of our eLibrary,  BRIDGES at:

At the top of the screen, you’ll still see the SIGN-IN button, but now four tabs:

SUBJECTS, COLLECTIONS, KIDS, and TEENS.  The pull-down arrow next to COLLECTIONS displays choices like:

Available Now

New eBooks / New AudioBooks / New Videos

Most Popular

Try Something Different


Other enhancements include:

Availability banners displayed on the book covers

Actions like “Borrow” or “Place a Hold” displayed on the book covers

Improvement for placing and receiving titles on HOLD

“Return Book Early” more evidently displayed

 There’s a short video clip worth watching on OverDrive’s website “What’s the new OverDrive and what features does it have?".

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Bridges Logo

EBSCO Explora

Learning Express 3.0

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.

411 Reverse Phone

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.

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Upcoming Events
Adult Winter Reading Contest Jan 16, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 — Cresco Public Library
Children's Story Hour Resumes Feb 01, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
Adult Program: Mysterious Creatures of the Midwest Mar 28, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — TBA
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