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Gale resource databases are available for searching on many topics from gardening to business, and everything in between. Access authoritative magazine and journal articles, find your next great read, and so much more.

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Are you someone that prefers to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks? Bridges is our online source for all the ebooks and digital audiobooks that the Cresco Public Library has to offer.

Chilton Library provides authoritative automotive repair information that covers popular vehicles from the last 30 years.

The Community History Archives are user friendly, and easy to learn. Browse Howard County newspapers online here:


Credo is an easy to use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Offering over three million articles in over one thousand books from over one hundred publishers, gain access to creditable sources from Britannica Encyclopedia, Harvard Medical School Videos and more.

Click on the logo above to access Brainfuse.  To register, create a username and password.

Click on the following link to access the Cresco, IA, newspaper, the Times Plain Dealer:

Wall Street Journal digital

To access the Wall Street Journal Digital Edition, go to: and sign in on the upper right corner. Call the library at: 563-547-2540 to access log in information.


Cresco Public Library offers Caucus Learning Session

Cresco Public Library offers Caucus Learning Session

On Tuesday, January 21st at 5 pm, the Cresco Public Library will offer a learning session on how to navigate the upcoming caucus. Howard County Democratic Party Chair Laura Hubka and Republican Party Chair Neil Shaffer will be on hand to discuss the process and your part within. Please feel free to attend this free session. The library is a handicap accessible building.

January is Mentoring Month

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January is Mentoring Month. Helping Services for Youth & Families has put up a display on their Youth Mentoring services. "Mentoring connects a youth with a responsible adult to form a healthy friendship, helping the youth to aspire and achieve their fullest potential." If you're interested in mentoring or have a child who would like a mentor, feel free to come in for some information or contact Helping Services by phone: 563 - 387-1720, email:, or on their website:

READO has returned to Cresco Public Library


Come on in and pick up a READO card. Ask questions, look for books and have fun!

Story Hour returns to Cresco Public Library!

Story Hour January 2020

Come join Rhonda at the Cresco Public Library for Story Hour beginning January 15th at 10 am. Story Hour will be in the Children's Department and will consist of a story, jokes, a craft and fun! We ask that parents and caregivers remain with their children at Story Hour.

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Upcoming Events
Reado Jan 06, 2020 - Apr 04, 2020 — Cresco Public Library
Story Hour - Who is a monkey? on January 22nd Jan 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
Story Hour - You swallowed WHAT?!? on January 29th at 10 am Jan 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
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