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Tomorrow is Story Hour! This week it's Bears, bears and more bears!

Virtual Story Time Oct. 21 @ 10 am Bears, bears and more bears!

Halloween Books and Movies


For more information on the current situation with regards to COVID19, please see these websites:


The CDC's COVID19 information page.


Iowa Department of Public Health COVID19 Information.


 Applications are now being taken for the Cresco Public Library Board.

The library is looking for two Cresco town people to join the Board of Trustees.  The role of the Trustee is to advocate for the library in the community, oversee the general operation of the library and monitor its effectiveness, establish policy, determine the budget, conduct public relations and plan for the future of the library.  Appointments to the Board shall be for three (3) years, no more than three (3) terms, typically beginning with the July meeting.  Meetings are held the second Monday of every month, at 5:30 p.m. in the library Program Room.  Applications are available at the library and at City Hall in the front entry.

If you are interested, please download the file here, fill it in and submit it to the library. We're always looking for people who are willing to support the library!


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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.

Check out Cresco Public Library's Facebook Page!

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