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We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our new library Web site. With help from the State Library of Iowa and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we are able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs. 

Library Summer Hours start June 1

The Blakesburg Public Library will begin summer hours Tuesday, June 1. The library will be open Monday 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday 530 - 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday -- Closed; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Masks are not required, but are still encouraged, as is the use of hand sanitizer, social distancing and frequent hand-washing.   

All services including circulation, printing, photocopying, reference/research assistance, interlibrary loan, etc., are available to patrons. 

Here's what's happening at the library the week of June 6-12

Monday hours: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Adult Coloring 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday hours 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. BRIDGES Virtual Library Presentation (How to download Ebooks, AudioBooks, Magazines and Videos).

Wednesday hours 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Family Movie Feature Film with free popcorn and beverages 6:30 p.m.

Thursday - closed

Friday hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Children's story time with stories, crafts and activities 10:00 a.m.  Crazy 8's Math (fun math activities) 10:30 a.m. 

Saturday hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Youth Summer Reader's Theatre 10:00 a.m.; Lunch @ the Library 11:45 a.m.  Library Karoake 12:00 p.m.

  

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Would you like to see what books or movies are available at your library? Use this link to search the Blakesburg Public Library's Online card catalog.  https://www.librarycat.org/lib/BlakesburgLibrary      

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Use this link to find and download free e-books, audio books, magazines and watch steaming videos. You will need your library card number to download up to three items for a 14-day loan period.  https://bridges.overdrive.com/

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Need to do some research for a school or work project or need health, business or consumer information? Use this link to search nearly 50 full-text research databases. Program is available 24/7/365. Obtain the database password from your library staff. 

https://find.gale.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=iablakesburg&prodId=MENU

https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/iablakesburg?db=OVIC

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Here is a collection of reference encyclopedias, almanacs and other resources at your fingertips. Use this link to access online reference materials on a variety of topics.  Password is available from your library staff.  https://search.credoreference.com/?institutionId=9418

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Interested in learning a new language? Use this link to learn one  of 74 languages with self- paced lessons. Set up your own account to use this tool.    https://library.transparent.com/blakesburgia                      

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Use this link for homework help, college-prep and career practice tests, career resources and special resources for veterans.  Visit with your librarian to see how to set up your own account for this wonderful program.          http://main.blakesburg.p.iowastate.ia.brainfuse.com 

 

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