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Keep your eyes open this week for the first episode of KidTV!  KidTV started the first month with a bang.  Elementary aged children from all over the Quad City area have brought their ideas and talents to the Davenport Public Library and you can catch it all here, on the library’s social networking sites, and on the city’s access channel.  The kids were allowed to choose their own stories to report about and prepare them for the show.  Here are a few things to look for in the first episode.  There will be a monthly report on famous African Americans beginning with Madam C.J. Walker.  There will be a monthly tech report, starting with the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.  There are reports about dogs, fashion, and more.  Check back later this week for the first episode of KidTV!

For more information on KidTV visit or call 563-328-6833.

January 31, 20110 comments
Fairmount Branch Celebrates 5th Birthday

Fairmount Branch Celebrates 5th Birthday

We had a fun-tastic time on Saturday celebrating the 5th Birthday of the Fairmount Branch Library! Can you believe it’s already been there for 5 years? We had a lot to celebrate, considering that in just 5 years, we’ve had more than 1.2 million visitors and 1.65 million items circulate from just one library! Have a look at some of the snapshots from the day.

Also – a HUGE thank you to the Chordbusters Barbershop Chorus, Ballet Quad Cities, and the Central High School National Art Honor Society. Your presence throughout the day made it even more special! And thank you to the hundreds of people who stopped by to join in on the excitement!

January 17, 20110 comments
KidTV Starts Thursday at Fairmount!

KidTV Starts Thursday at Fairmount!

Lights, camera, ACTION! Does your child want to be involved with a ground-breaking new program where kids create, write, and record their very own television show? You don’t want to miss “KidTV,” where kids are in charge of production!

This NEW, highly original program will meet every Thursday at 4:00 p.m., now through May, at the Davenport Public Library Fairmount Branch (3000 N. Fairmount Street). Kids will learn how to write, film, design sets, and have fun creating the news. Shows will appear on the library’s YouTube channel (, the city’s cable channel, and other social media sites. This program is appropriate for elementary-aged kids and ‘tweens.
“Our goal is to create a modern library experience that integrates library resources, both print and online; and our technology resources, like our computers and camera equipment. I think we found it with this program,” said Angela Campbell, PR/Programming Coordinator.

Each week kids will learn new library resources which will help them write their stories. They will also learn how to set up the video cameras, audio, lighting, green screens, and sets.

“We have the means to make this a very real experience for the kids. If they decide they want to do the weather forecast in front of the green screen, we’ll teach them how. If they want to interview people using the library, that will work, too. We’re open to any stories they’d like to cover,” Campbell said.

Registration is not required and there is no cost to join the KidTV Crew. For more information about this program, call Steve at (563) 328-6833.

January 4, 20110 comments