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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.


Santa's Coming to the Library!

Santa's Coming to the Library

Wednesday, December 18th is the big day! Santa will be visiting us here at Cresco Public Library during Story Hour at 10 am! Everyone is welcome to attend and let him know what you'd like for Christmas! Have you been naughty or nice?

HSNEI Giving Tree at Cresco Public Library

HSNEI Giving Tree

Cresco Public Library will be hosting a Giving Tree for the Northeast Iowa Humane Society starting December 9th until the end of the month. Please take an ornament and bring back the unwrapped item/s with the ornament. We appreciate your help!

Children's Story Hour Meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m.



Join Arla for this weekly event Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the library's Children's Department (downstairs). Stories, jokes, crafts and fun await your children. Story Hour is designed for children preschool-age and younger. We ask parents and caregivers stay with their children through the duration of Story Hour.

Community CARE Giving Tree at Cresco Public Library


Please help area families by taking a tag from the Community CARE Giving Tree at Cresco Public Library. Each tag is for a specific need and age range. Unwrapped items should be returned with the tag before December 12th at 5 pm. We would like to say thank you for your generosity!

They're back!!

Elfis and Priscilla are back!


Cresco Public Library Will Be Closing Early Dec. 9th

Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Years' 2019


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« December 2019 »
Upcoming Events
Community CARE Giving Tree Available at Cresco Public Library Nov 25, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 — Cresco Public Library
HSNEI Giving Tree at Cresco Public Library Dec 09, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 — Cresco Public Library
Cresco Public Library Closing Early Dec. 9th at 5 pm Dec 09, 2019 05:00 PM - 05:05 PM — Cresco Public Library
Story Hour - Magic on December 11th at 10 a.m. Dec 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
Story Hour - Christmas Time! on December 11th at 10 a.m. Dec 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
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