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Happy Retirement, Ann Hetzler!
On Saturday, March 4, 2023, Information Services Librarian Ann Hetzler is retiring after more than 34 years at the Davenport Public Library. Ann began working at the Davenport Public Library on July 18, 1988. She had previously worked as a … Continue reading
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A Look at Davenport in 1950
The 1950 Census is here! Release day went smoothly and the OCR/AR indexing works about as well as expected. The results of our searches are below! We searched for some Davenport Public Library staff, the Mayor in 1950, and some … Continue reading
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The Life of a Librarian…Imagine the Possibilities!
In honor of National Library Week, we searched the archives of the Davenport Public Library to find this image of the library booth at Davenport High School’s Career Day on May 6, 1949. Librarian Myrtle Dunlap discusses career opportunities at public, school, and special libraries … Continue reading
“The Lydia” – Iowa’s First Bookmobile
In the summer of 1926, the County Library Committee of the Iowa Library Association rolled out what would become Iowa’s first bookmobile. Every county in Iowa could secure the use of this library on wheels for a week at … Continue reading