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Tag Archives: National Library Week
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
National Library Week: 1961 and Now
The motto for National Library week 1961 was “For a Better-Read, Better-Informed America”. That year, the Davenport Public Library was featured on a half hour TV show, Spectrum, on WHBF. Both the Davenport Morning Democrat and The Daily Times ran … Continue reading
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Happy National Library Week!
Why not celebrate by getting a library card, or renewing the one you have? And while you’re doing that, why not take a look around? Ask the librarians a few questions that have been bugging you–we love it when you … Continue reading
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