Welcome to the Cedar Falls Public Library!
|Youth Summer Library Program |
“Dig Into Reading” will launch on Monday, June 3, and continue through Saturday July 27. Enjoy special performances throughout the summer program: Conductor Jack, Tom Pease (musician), Dino Man - Dinosaurs!, Daniel Poe (balloon artist) and a visit by Dan Wardell of IPTV. Click here for a schedule of events.
|Teen Summer Library Program
“United States of YA” will launch on Monday, June 17, and continue through Wednesday July 31. Special events include Jason Huneke, Juggler, Writing Workshops, Movie Nights, Laser Tag, and more! Click here for a schedule of events.
Adult Summer Library Program
“Groundbreaking Reads” will launch on Monday, June 3, and continue through Saturday July 27. This year will offer a variety of reading options, prizes, and programs. Programs will be listed individually on this homepage.
|Musician Danny Santos
June 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Danny Santos melds the inspiration of his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and a Texas-sized determination to create a unique mix of country/folk music tinged with bluegrass and the blues. Born in South Texas, Danny began playing the guitar at age thirteen and singing and songwriting followed soon after. Danny has performed locally at the KUNI studio and at Cup of Joe. He will be accompanied by a sideman, who will conduct a guitar flatpicking and mandolin technique workshop at 3:00 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.
|Teen A-Z Spring Reading Challenge
March 20 - June 21
Teens-are you up for this challenge? From Mar 20 – Jun 21, you will need to read 26 books BUT the first word of the title or the author’s name (first or last) should correspond to a letter of the alphabet. No need to read in alphabetical order but be sure to hit up all 26 in order to be eligible for a chance to win a Nook Tablet. As you finish a book (letter), email the title to the Teen Librarian at email@example.com. Sign up by calling 319-273-8643 ext. 3283 or click here to register online
|Author - Heather Gudenkauf
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Library Meeting Room
Join us for an evening with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf as she discusses her most recent novel, One Breath Away, a story that could have been taken directly from contemporary headlines. This book and Gudenkauf’s previously published novels, The Weight of Silence, and These Things Hidden, will be available for purchase and signing.
|Author - Jocelyn Green
The Civilian Experience at Gettysburg (presentation and book signing)
Tuesday, July 23, 7pm
One hundred fifty years ago, the most well-documented land battle of the Civil War took place in rural Pennsylvania. But before Gettysburg was known as a battlefield, it was a town full of ordinary people. Come hear award-winning author Jocelyn Green share what life was like for the civilians who lived through the battle and the aftermath. Green, author of Widow of Gettysburg, will share several perspectives from Gettysburg residents, including Elizabeth Thorn, the pregnant grave digger; John Burns, the 1812 veteran who took up a gun and fought to protect his home, 9-year-old Sadie Bushman, the youngest nurse in the Civil War, and more. Copies of Wedded to War and Widow of Gettysburg will be available for purchase and signing.
|Laser Tag for Teens
Teens are invited to play after-hours Laser Tag at the CFPL on Friday, July 26th from 6:15 to 9:15 pm. Adrenaline X will present this program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the CFPL. This will be a great conclusion for the summer reading program. Pre-registration and signed permission forms are required. Please sign the laser tag release form and the photo release form in order to participate. Teens ages 13 to 19 (7th through 12th grade) may sign up. Registration begins June 17th. To register click here. Food and beverages will be provided. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|We Need Volunteers for a Special Project
The library is in the first phase of a major upgrade project. We are looking for volunteers to help install new RFID tags in library materials. Tasks include removing materials from the shelves, attaching the new tags, scanning the items, and replacing them on the shelves. The library uses the Dewey Decimal system so volunteers will need good reading, writing, and alphabetizing skills and the ability to follow directions, pay attention to details, multi-task, and work quickly. If you would like to help with this project, please email email@example.com or call 319-268-5543. More information will be provided once we have training dates and work schedules in place.
|Call for Volunteers!
The Cedar Falls Public Library is seeking volunteers to help weed, water and maintain our vegetable garden plot at the Cedar Falls Community Garden (located on Lincoln Street). If you are interested in helping, please contact Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 319-268-5543, or leave a message at the Reference Desk. All produce from the garden will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
The Cedar Falls Public Library now has an app for your mobile device. Download the app to access our catalog, download e-books and audio books, sign into your account, see our events, and much more. Click here to learn how to download the app.
|Freegal - Free Music Downloads!
The Library offers a free downloadable music service called Freegal. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels. All you need is your library card number! The downloads are all in the MP3 format with no DRM (Digital Rights Management) limits. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check it Out!
|E-readers Now Available for Checkout
We have 18 Nooks available for checkout. Stop by our display on the first floor to choose your e-reader by picking up an empty box. We have various subjects and titles. Titles are listed on the boxes on the display. Bring the empty box to the circulation desk to check out your e-reader. Along with the e-reader will be a charger, carrying case and quick start instruction guide. E-readers may be checked out for three weeks with a three week renewal. E-readers are limited to 3 per patron and may be placed on hold. When returning the e-reader please bring it inside the library and give it to a staff member. Do not put the e-reader in a drop box. If you have checked out one of our Nooks, please take our brief survey to help us improve this service. If you have questions, call 319-268-5543.
|Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks
IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the last few years, we've been part of the NEIBORS consortium while we grew the size of our own consortium, Waterloo-Cedar Falls OverDrive. We now feel our collection is robust enough that we prefer to put all of our financial support into growing Waterloo-Cedar Falls Overdrive even more. For this reason, on July 1, 2013, we will no longer offer NEIBORS, but Waterloo-Cedar Falls Overdrive will continue to grow and provide eBooks and eAudiobooks for you. Please contact us if you have questions.
The Library currently has a collection of eBooks and Audiobooks available through OverDrive. The Waterloo Public Library is also part of this service. Anyone with a Cedar Falls or Waterloo library card may check out books in the service.
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An OverDrive Media Console App is now available for the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color. It can be found in the NOOK Apps storefront and downloaded for free. Instructions for installing OverDrive Media Console App. If you have any questions about how to download or use the app call, 319-268-5543.
See ebook/audiobook guides and instructions.