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1000 Books Before Kingergarten @ Cresco Public Library


1000 Books Promotional Poster

Cresco Public Library invites families with children ages 5 and under to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is a free program. A keepsake journal is available at the library to track your reading, or download a free App at: 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org 

Books that count: Books read at story time; books read more than once; books from home, the library and other libraries; books on CD; books read by any family member, teacher, etc., and books read on an iPad or eReader. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide program that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book per night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years. Help your child get ready for school! Instill in your child a lifelong love of reading.


Children's Story Hour is Wednesday, Nov. 21


Story Hour Nov. 21

Join Arla Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. for Children's Story Hour. Theme is: 'Gobble, Gobble'. No registration is required; just come to the library and go downstairs to the Children's Department.


Howard County Community Hospice donates books about grief to Cresco Public Library


Books available for children, teenagers and adults; Hospice hosts book club beginning in January 2019


Hospice books

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and Howard County Hospice has generously donated a number of books on death, dying and the grieving process to Cresco Public Library. The books span all age groups (children, teens and adults) and will be the focus of a special display at Cresco Public Library beginning Nov 13. Howard County Hospice is also preparing to host a book club at the library beginning in January 2019. The book club will feature three books (one each month). More details will be on hand as they become available. Thank you, Howard County Hospice, for donating these books to Cresco Public Library as well as the other libraries in Howard County.

Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours


Thanksgiving Hours 2018



November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month


Browse the library's special display featuring the adoptable senior cats and dogs from the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa


November Senior Pet Month

November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month. Stop by Cresco Public Library and browse our special book and movie display, featuring adoptable senior dogs and cats from the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa, serving a five-county area including Howard County. Read about each of the four senior dogs and cats available for adoption, and check out any of the books and movies shown on the display.


FREE Learning Session: Discover the Benefits of Using Your Library Card


Benefits of Using Library Card Poster

Did you know you can use your Cresco Public Library card for more than just checking out books, movies and magazines? Come to Cresco Public Library's FREE learning session Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5-7 p.m. and learn all of the benefits of your library card. Discover how to access the Cresco Public Library card catalog online, how to use our e-Library, BRIDGES, where you can download e-Books and audio books free of charge and learn to use our free online resources listed on the bottom of our website homepage: Do you want to learn a new language? Sign into Transparent Languages Online with your library card! Are you puzzling over how to repair your car? Use your library card to sign into the Gale Chilton Library online! Are you interested in continuing your education? Use your library card to access Learning Express Library 3.0. Writing a research paper? Use your library card to sign into Gale Pages Iowa and access authoritative magazine and journal articles.





Cresco Public Library's Free Resources

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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.

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: http://www.crescotimes.com/

Access Google.com for general web searches.

Check out Cresco Public Library's Facebook Page!

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Upcoming Events
Art in the Afternoon Nov 20, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Cresco Public Library Closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 Nov 21, 2018 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Cresco Public Library
Children's Story Hour Nov 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
Thanksgiving Day: Library CLOSED Nov 22, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Cresco Public Library
Thanksgiving Holiday: Library CLOSED Nov 23, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Cresco Public Library
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