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Current and Upcoming Events

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Howard County Community Hospice Book Discussion Group Meets Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Hospice Book Group February poster

The Howard County Community Hospice Book Discussion Group meets Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs). The featured book is 'Modern Loss' by Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner. Contact Cresco Public Library at: 563-547-2540 or stop by during regular open hours for more information.

Celebrate Black History Month at Cresco Public Library

Check out a book on our display; keep a special commemorative bookmark

Take a coloring sheet for the kids; return them & we will display their artwork

Black History Month Poster 2019

February is Black History Month. Stop by Cresco Public Library and browse the many books and movies showcased on our special Black History Month display. Read the quotes by notable African-Americans and take a Black History Month coloring sheet for the kids (if you return the coloring sheets, we will put your child's artwork on display). Also, if you check out a book on the Black History Month display, you will see a special commemorative bookmark taped to the front of the book. You may use the bookmark while you read and keep the bookmark for yourself, or return it with the book for another person to enjoy.

Back by Popular Demand: READO! Adult Winter Reading BINGO Game

January 2-March 31

READO Poster 2019

Back by popular demand: READO! (Adult Winter Reading BINGO game). Stop by Cresco Public Library beginning Jan. 2 and pick up a READO! sheet. Find books that match each category listed (e-Books and audio books count, too!). When you get a BINGO, come to the library and bring your READO! card to show a librarian. The librarian will initial your BINGO and you may enter the grand prize drawing.

Library hosts free tax assistance by appointment only

Free Tax Help

Cresco Public Library is once again hosting FREE Income Tax Assistance provided by AARP Tax-Aide volunteers. This service is available by appointment only for low to moderate income and those over age 60. You may call 563-277-5186 to schedule an appointment.

February Children's Story Hour with Arla

Story Hour Feb. 20

Children preschool age and younger are invited to join Youth Services Librarian Arla for Children's Story Time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the library Children's Department (downstairs). Stories, jokes, crafts and FUN await you! We ask parents and caregivers to stay with their children throughout Story Hour.

Cresco Public Library Valentine Scavenger Hunt

Find a heart bookmark in a book or movie; bring it to the desk and we will give you a personalized Valentine card


Celebrate Valentine's Day at Cresco Public Library! From Feb. 1-14, stop by and take part in the library's Valentine Scavenger Hunt. Look for a Valentine in a romantic book or movie (either on our special Valentine's Day book and movie display or anywhere in the library). Bring the Valentine bookmarker to show a librarian and receive a special Valentine card from us to you!

Nevaeh reaches 500 books in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Neveah

Congratulations to Nevaeh, who read 500 books for Cresco Public Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Her little sister, Sienna, enjoyed the celebration and just joined the 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Stop in and join the fun and read your way to 1000 Books before Kindergarten.

Crochet Workshop with Sue O'Kada

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Crochet Workshop New Poster

Join local artist Sue O'Kada for a Crochet Workshop Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cresco Public Library. The workshop will take place in the library's Program Room (downstairs). This event is FREE of charge to attend. Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

Cresco Public Library's Free Resources

(ask a librarian for more information or assistance if needed)

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.

Bridges Logo

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.

Iowa Drivers Manuel

This driver's manual contains important information for all of Iowa's drivers.


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.

Learning Express 3.0

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

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

Access for general web searches.

Check out Cresco Public Library's Facebook Page!

« February 2019 »
Upcoming Events
READO! Adult Winter Reading BINGO Game Jan 02, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 — Cresco Public Library
Black History Month Interactive Display Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 — Cresco Public Library
Howard County Hospice Book Group Meets Feb 18, 2019 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Crochet Workshop with Sue O'Kada Feb 19, 2019 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Children's Story Hour Feb 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
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