Our library is smaller than most in the area, but we keep up with the other libraries- serving and circulating a wide range of materials.
With summer approaching, the number of books seems to skyrocket. We run out of room quickly and our carts tend to overflow… Our library volunteers are essential in keeping the library running smoothly. They help take care of the extra load, lend a hand with programming, help tidy up, and have even been story time mascots. This year alone, we have already had 240 hours of volunteer service. That is amazing!
We are so grateful to our volunteers and our community for continually supporting us.
If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer at the library, please stop on by or give us a call. We would love to have you join our library community.
If you are a student in need of volunteer hours, we can also train you to shelve books, shelf read, or help with programs.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories (June 3 - July 27) is rapidly approaching! Now you can register right here on our web site. T-minus 10...9...8..7...
Our Registration Page has links to sign up online, as well as downloadable forms and information about summer activities.
Click Here to Visit the Registration Page and Download Forms
We are so excited to have broken ground and begun construction! Many of you have noticed the new temporary wall in the children's section and the excavation in the front lot.
We thank our patrons for their enthusiasm and patience as we begin this process!
If the Starks from Game of Thrones were librarians, they would ominously say, “Summer is coming!” What exactly does that mean and why does it matter?
Hiawatha Public Library doesn’t consider summer frightening but instead revels in the opportunity it presents. So what is coming this summer? On June 3, the Library launches A Universe of Stories, an out of this world incentive-based reading program. Universe invites readers of all ages to connect with books and their library while earning rewards.
That’s the what, but why? Adults, families, teens and young kids seek activities and structure to replace the void created by the absence of school. Summer reading provides that.
Summer reading offers the flexibility of trying new things and meeting new people without dipping into your wallet. Often, lasting connections are formed not just with individuals and families, but also with the library itself.
Libraries embrace the opportunity to be a “third place” in the community. Outside of work or school, or home, Hiawatha Public Library is a community meeting place where educational and recreational ideas flow freely. Summer reading enhances that.
Finally, summer reading is about outcomes such as stemming learning loss and advancing school readiness but above all, it’s about having fun. Try a new author, tackle that personal “movies to watch” list, take in a story time with your grandchild, learn from our NASA Solar System Ambassador or check out an audio book for that long bike ride.
Yes, summer is coming and Hiawatha Public Library is eager to make it warm and welcoming.
Update 5/22/19: We have all the rolls we need! This drive has now closed. Thank you everyone who donated!
Hiawatha Public Library is in need of toilet paper rolls for children's programming! We will be accepting donations of toilet paper and paper towell rolls until May 31.
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