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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-07

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-07

  • Karaoke Contest & PARTAY 2nite @ the Fairmount Branch – 4:00 kids; 5:30 teens; 6:30 adults. Great prizes, free cookies, and lots of fun! #
  • TEENS – can you win the DDR & Rock Band challenge? Fairmount Branch Library today at 3, it's on! Win prizes & become the QC videogame champ! #
  • Last week of the Summer Reading Program – return your reading logs for prizes and a chance to win one of the many GRAND PRIZE packages! #

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August 7, 20090 comments
2009 Summer Reading Finale

2009 Summer Reading Finale


Kevin BF Burt

It just seems like yesterday that Rick Eugene, Ellis Kell, DePriest Puppets and the Houks helped us kick-off our summer reading program with the help of a grant from the Quad City Arts.  Their workshops inspired many to come to the library to begin a summer of learning fun through entertainment of the arts.  Now that it is almost over, come help us celebrate this awesome summer of programs and reading at our Summer Reading Finale on Saturday, August 8 at 12:00 p.m at the Fairmount Branch Library.

This grand finale celebration features kid-friendly blues music and storytelling by blues musician, Kevin B.F. Burt of Iowa City.  This year’s Summer Reading Program theme, “Be Creative @ Your Library,” has featured all kinds of arts and crafts, and has catered to all ages. We want to thank the community for supporting the Davenport Public Library with this free, top-notch concert.

Kevin BF Burt has toured across the Midwest for more than 15 years. He’s been seen on Iowa Public Television’s show, “Living in Iowa,” and has been known in circles as Iowa’s answer to blues musician, Robert Cray, and has been compared to Bill Withers and B.B. King. You won’t find a free concert in the Quad Cities of this caliber anywhere else but at your Library.

Remember, just because summer reading is over does not mean that programming has stopped; it just means that we don’t have prizes for reading!  Many of our programs along with some new programs will continue through the fall.  So keep your eyes open for all of your favorite library programs and news, from our website to our many blogs, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook pages.


Thank you Quad Cities for making your Davenport Public Library a great place to work!
Construction Officially Begins on Eastern Avenue Branch Library

Construction Officially Begins on Eastern Avenue Branch Library

It was a beautiful day for the tree planting which kicked off construction of the Library’s new LEED-certified Eastern Avenue Branch Library. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification means that the new building wiill adhere to standards put forth by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it environmentally friendly and able to stand the test of time. To mark this “green” initiative, officials decided to do a ceremonial tree planting instead of a traditional groundbreaking. The white spire birch that was planted on the northern side of the Library will be the only tree of its kind on the property, and as it continues to grow, it will be a symbol of growth for the citizens of Davenport.

Some of “green” features of the Branch include geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient design, stormwater management to reduce runoff and pollution, day lighting to reduce the need for electric lighting, and indoor environmental quality to reduce exposure to chemicals. Other features of the Library will include a children’s area, a teen area, a consumer health section funded by Genesis Health System, a used book store, coffee shop, and meeting spaces. Additionally, the Library will be on three bus routes.

Building this Branch will expand Library services to a different part of Davenport. LaWanda Roudebush, Library Director, comments, “By building the Fairmount Branch, and now the Eastern Avenue Branch, we are better able to serve the library needs of everyone in Davenport.” She adds, “The Fairmount Branch has been a huge success, and we expect this new Branch to have a similar impact. We have seen our number of visitors and card holders both increase with our expansion.”

The Eastern Avenue Branch Library is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2010.

To keep up to date on the building process, visit the Eastern Avenue Library Blog for pictures, descriptions, and more!

August 3, 20090 comments