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Young Adult & Teen Book BINGO

Youth ages 12-21 may participate; get a BINGO, win a prize; enter grand prize drawing

Sara YA Bingo

Teens and young adults ages 12-21 are invited to take part in Teen Summer Book BINGO! Stop by the Teen Room at the library and pick up a BINGO sheet on the display. Browse the books featured on the table for examples of some of the categories featured on the BINGO sheets (you may check out the books if you'd like). Find books in the Teen Room that match the categories on the BINGO card, and read them. Keep track of the titles and authors on the back of the BINGO sheet. When you get a BINGO, bring your sheet to the library so a library staff member can sign it, and claim a prize! Then, go back to the Teen Room and enter your name into the Grand Prize Drawing! When you get all the spaces filled on your BINGO sheet, bring it to the library and show a staff member. You may then enter the Grand Prize Drawing five times! Teen Book Bingo will continue until at least the beginning of the school year, and possibly longer (watch for an end date). We want to make sure teens and young adults have plenty of time to read and get BINGOs! Questions? Ask Teen Librarian Sara, or e-mail her at:

Children's Story Hour with Arla Wednesdays Sept. 26-Dec. 19

Story Hour Poster

Art in the Afternoon: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon

Stop by Cresco Public Library for Art in the Afternoon each Tuesday from 1-3 pm. in the library Program Room (downstairs). All artistic media welcome. Please bring your own supplies, or Cresco Public Library has some supplies available for you to use. Art in the Afternoon is meant to be an informal drop-in gathering where people discuss ideas and learn from one another. They are NOT classes.

Special Library Program

'Wildflowers Along the Appalachian Trail' with Jennifer Matt

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Wildflowers poster

Book and Movie Display

August is International Peace Month

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August is International Peace Month. Stop by Cresco Public Library and view our latest display, including books written by or about peacemakers, featuring a brief biographical write-up placed next to each book. We also have peace-theme movies available on the display, such as 'Pay It Forward.' You may check any of the items out shown. Children may select a coloring sheet and crayons from the display and color their own picture of peace! We will display the children's coloring sheets at the library during the month of August.

 Book & Movie Display

August is Family Fun Month

August is Family Fun Month

Are you trying to think of creative and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy? Stop by the library and browse our latest book and movie display, 'August is Family Fun Month.' We've featured library staff members' family photos on the bulletin board. The display includes categories such as 'Movie Night', 'Crafts', 'Bicycling' 'Family Vacation' and 'Cooking and Baking'. You may check out any of the items shown on the display.

Library Closed September 11 and 12

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.

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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.


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!

« August 2018 »
Upcoming Events
Art in the Afternoon Aug 21, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Art in the Afternoon Aug 28, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group Sep 07, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Cresco Public is CLOSED for Computer Upgrades Sept. 11 & 12 Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 12, 2018 — Cresco Public Library
Program: 'Wildflowers Along the Appalachian Trail' with Jennifer Matt Sep 18, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
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