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Unveiling of Eastern Avenue Library Preliminary Design

Unveiling of Eastern Avenue Library Preliminary Design

At a public meeting on August 5, residents of Davenport gave input, ideas, and feedback to the architect firm of Engberg Anderson regarding what the community wanted in a new Davenport Public Library branch to be built at 60th Street and Eastern Avenue. In just a little over a month, architects Joe Huberty and Debra Sider are ready to share conceptual drawings and three-dimensional modeling that they created by using the public’s input.

 

Join us on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:00 pm, at Grace Evangelical Free Church, located at 5520 Eastern Avenue, for an unveiling of the Eastern Avenue Library’s preliminary design. The public will again be asked for input and suggestions, helping to make this Library a true community effort.

 

If you would like more information about this public meeting, or would like to share your thoughts, please contact Library Director, LaWanda Roudebush, at 563-326-7837; or email at lroudebush@davenportlibrary.com

September 12, 20080 comments
Davenport Library Out & About

Davenport Library Out & About

 

The Davenport Public Library will be out in the community this weekend providing fun & free activities for families.  On Saturday, September 13 from 12-5 stop out at Vander Veer Park for the Fall Festival.  The library is one of many groups that will have an area at the park for this fun family event.  Then stop out at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 14 from 12-5 for Reading Adventures.  At Reading Adventures, every child 12 & under will receive a free book.  There will also be story times, inflatable rides, hayrack rides, a petting zoo, the DePriest Puppets, and much more.  And the best part is it’s all free.  So stop on out and say “HI” this weekend to the Davenport Public Library employees!

September 10, 20080 comments
Interactive History Day was a Success

Interactive History Day was a Success

How Iowa & the Quad Cities were part of the Civil War

Noon Kiwanis of Davenport presenting a check for $25,000

Noon Kiwanis of Davenport presenting a check for $25,000

Interactive History Day was a success this past Saturday with over 600 people in attendance.  We had beautiful weather and a lot of fun, from the horse & buggy rides (N & J Therapy and Buggy Rides) to the cannon fire (Scott’s Tennessee Battery) people enjoyed the activities.  Take a look at some of the pictures from the days events and let us know what you think.

September 8, 20080 comments
The September Project

The September Project

What is the “September Project?”  Who participates in it?  How do I get involved?  These are just a few of the questions that we typically hear when we start talking about the “September Project.”  Let’s start with the basics.  The September Project is a “grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during the month of September.”  This is the 5th annual September Project and is sponsored by libraries and librarians from around the world.  According to the September Project website, over 1200 public, academic, school, government, and special libraries in 35 countries have hosted and organized September Project events since 2004.  You can get involved by visiting your library, using all if its resources and enjoying the freedoms of the First Amendment.

For more information on the September Project, visit www.theseptemberproject.org.

September 4, 20080 comments