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Welcome to the website of the Clarence Public Library. We are excited to show off the new building and all that we have to offer our patrons. In addition to plenty of space, we have a quiet sitting area complete with a fireplace, expanded collections and a new collection of CDs. A small study room is available for one-to-one sessions and the large community room is available for use by groups for social gatherings, programs and meetings. Computers are available for public use and FREE WiFi is also available.

About Us

Library hours, location, board, mission, policies.
Clarence Public Library
Directory information
Library Board
Lists the members of the library board, their terms, and contact information.
Library Director
A message from the Library Director
Library Policies
Polices to govern the library.
Story Hour
Fall Story Hour begins
Food for Fines from Nov 21, 2017 01:00 PM to Dec 05, 2017 05:00 PM Clarence Public Library,
We will be accepting Food for Fines from November 22- December 3.

Archive

News and Events Archive
2009
News and Events for 2009
2010
News and Events for 2010
Library Receives National Award
Winner of the Baker & Taylor Award
2015

Good Reads

Book reviews, book lists, such as what to read next, and information on early literacy are found here.
Books and Reading
Information to help you find a book to read.
Book Reviews
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Mysteries
Find mystery series and links to your favorite crime author
Romance
Find links to romance writers' and readers' Web sites as well as book suggestions and series descriptions
Science Fiction
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Historical Fiction
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Westerns
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New Materials
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Catalog
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Community

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Our Community
Find out who we are and what makes our town a great place to live.
Who We Are
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Our City
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Our County
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Library Information
Library Information Description
Iowa Library Association from Oct 21, 2009 05:00 PM to Oct 23, 2009 09:00 PM Polk County Convention Complex,
Iowa Library Association Conference in Des Moines.
Library Staff

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Iowa Publications Online
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Events

Site Events
Food for Fines from Nov 21, 2017 01:00 PM to Dec 05, 2017 05:00 PM Clarence Public Library,
We will be accepting Food for Fines from November 22- December 3.

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Food for Fines from Nov 21, 2017 01:00 PM to Dec 05, 2017 05:00 PM Clarence Public Library,
We will be accepting Food for Fines from November 22- December 3.

Support Our Library

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Find out how the library can help you.
Book Clubs
Join a Library Book Club
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Programs and services especially for adults.
For Children
Library services for children
Library Card
How to get a library card
National Library Week
Celebrate National Library Week Wednesday, April 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Celebrate!!!
Celebrate National Library Week!!!
E-Readers at the Library
Edna Zybell Library has now new technology so you can get e-books for your Kindle's or Nook's.
FOOD FOR FINES! from Apr 01, 2013 01:00 PM to Apr 30, 2013 06:00 PM Clarence LIbrary,
Taking food for fines for the month of April!

Children

Spring Story Hour will begin soon. Watch for details in the next few weeks.

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Edna Zybell Library

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Book Study Discussion Group

Join us for an informal book discussion.
When May 12, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Edna Zybell Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 452-3734
Attendees Everyone welcome!
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The EZ Readers Book Group Meets the second Tuesday of each month (Mar-Dec) at 7 p.m. at the library. Join us for a discussion and light refreshments. Books are available for checkout the month prior to their scheduled discussion.

The book selected for September's discussion is the All Iowa Reads selection, My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveiria. Join us on September 8 for this discussion.

Upcoming discussions:

October 13 - The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

November 10 - Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton

December 8 - A holiday themed book of your choice.

Summer Reading Program

Coming Soon! Registration May 5th!
When Jun 05, 2009 10:30 AM to
Jun 26, 2009 12:30 PM
Where The Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 452-3734
Attendees Children of ages listed above.
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Our Summer Reading Program "Be Creative at Your Library" will begin June 3rd with painting your t-shirts. Come anytime between 10:30 am to 11:30 am; and in the afternoon 2:00pm to 3:00 pm to paint them. The program will initially start on June 5th for children ages 3years old to 5 or 6 at 10:30 am to 11:30am. Children from ages 6 to 11 years old will be at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 5th. Come sign your child (children) up and tell us what size your shirt is and what session you will be attending. It will be held every Friday for the month of June. On Friday, June 19th we will be having a picnic at the park. So please stop in. Looking forward to a fun program.

Registration

Registration for upcoming SRP
When May 05, 2009 01:00 PM to
Jun 01, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Registration
Contact Name
Contact Phone 452-3734
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Registration will begin for our Summer Reading Program "Be Creative at Your Library" on May 5th at 1pm. You  have until June 1st to register your child (children). You will need to tell us your child's shirt size for the shirt that they are going to paint and what session you want them to attend. Either the morning or afternoon session. Any questions, please feel free to call me or email me @ sandib@clarence.lib.ia.us.

New Library Hours

New library hours for the summer.

A change of library hours for the summer starting June 2nd will be as follows:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

                       1:00 pm  - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00pm

           1:00pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

ALA Conf.

We will be attending the ALA Conference in Chicago.
When Jul 11, 2009 12:00 AM to
Jul 12, 2009 12:00 AM
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Diane Berry (Board President) and I will be attending the ALA Conference in Chicago on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday July 12th. We will be coming home on the 12th in the afternoon.  What a fun trip it will be on the bus with all those librarians. Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Movie at the Library

A movie will be shown at the library
When Dec 23, 2009
from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Edna Zybell library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Edna Zybell Library will be showing a Christmas movie Wednesday, December 23rd at 1:30 pm. This will be for the ages of Kindergarten thru 5th grade. There will be FREE popcorn!!! So please join us for a fun afternoon!!!

Celebrate!!!

Celebrate National Library Week, Wednesday, April 7th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
When Apr 07, 2010
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Contact Name Sandi Brunscheen
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Come celebrate National Library Week, Wednesday, April 7th with an Open House from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Enjoy some cake, coffee and punch. Browse around our library and see what great things it has to offer.

Hours Closed

Closed for Vacation

EDna Zybell Library will be Closed July 12th thru July19th to replace the railing on the outside of the library. See you on the 20th!!

SRP Picnic

annual picnic at the park
When Jun 28, 2013
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Clarence Park
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563.452.3734
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Edna Zybell Memorial Library will be having their annual picnic at the park for their Summer Reading Program on Friday, June 28th at 10:30 Am. We will be having Sarah from Cedar County Conservation to do our program. We will be having hot dogs, chips, bars, games and prizes. Any more information needed let me know. Call the library at 563.452.3734.

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Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will also be closed on Sunday, November 27.
When Nov 24, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Clarence Library
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Free Family Movie Showing

Join us on Friday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. for a recently released free family movie. We'll supply the popcorn! The movie lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
When Nov 25, 2016
from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Clarence Library
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Santa Visits the Library

Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa on Friday, December 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Library. This is part of the Clarence Christmas Walk activities and is sponsored by the Clarence Area Economic Development Group. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some great memories. Each child will receive a free goody bag from the Library.
When Dec 02, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Clarence Library
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa will be visiting with boys and girls during the Clarence Christmas Walk. Stop at the Library to chat with the jolly old elf and pick up a goody bag. There are many activities planned for the evening including a Cookie Walk ($5/lb) and the Friends of the Library Gift Box Auction that are also being held at the Library.

Visit with Author Carol Steingreaber

When Jan 24, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Cedar Rapids author, Carol Steingreaber will be our guest as she shares excerpts from her book Pants Optional: UNconventional tips for your road through life & motherhood. In her book she shares stories from her childhood and parenting her two children and reminds all moms that life isn’t perfect and sometimes laughter is the best way to get through those crazy stages of motherhood. Sometimes she is the child in the story and sometimes she is the mother. No matter which you can relate to you will find her stories a quick and humorous read.

Join us as we gather to hear her stories. Copies of the book are available at the library and will be available for purchase the night of the event.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Clarence Public Library.

Culinary Tour of Iowa

Take a culinary tour of Iowa with Darcy Maulsby!
When Mar 28, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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"Iowa's delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa originals. Find recipes for favorites ranging from classic Iowa ham balls and Steak de Burgo to homemade cinnamon rolls--served with chili, of course! Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a bountiful history of tasty tradition."

Book Club: "The Year we left home" by Jean Thompson

Please stop in and pick up this book! Come to enjoy the book discussion and just plain joyful fellowship with us!
When Mar 14, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Preschool Story-time

Please join us from 10am until 11am every Wednesday for a story time and games or craft!
When Feb 22, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
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Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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This week we are on Letter B. We have a special Box crafting day planned so bring all your extra boxes laying around the house! Cereal boxes to moving boxes are welcome!!!

Preschool Story-time

Please join us from 10am until 11am every Wednesday for a story time and craft!
When Mar 08, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Preschool Story-time Cancelled this week!

When Mar 15, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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I will miss you all!

I cant wait to see all of your growing and ever adorable faces on the 22nd of March when Story-time will return to normal times!

Scrap-booking Club

Come spend Friday and Saturday with us and enjoy some scrap-booking fun!
When Mar 17, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-481-9192
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Open to the public!!

Everyone is welcome to come join in on the FUN!!!

All of those planning to attend will need to contact the library or Bethany before 5pm on the 16th of March to reserve a seat.

Seats are $5 a day or $8 for both Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th if reserved before 5pm on the 16th of March.

Please feel free to call, text, or email Bethany (319-481-9192/bethanyboettcher@gmail.com) for more information.

Scrap-booking Club

Come join us both Friday and Saturday for some scrap-booking fun!
When Mar 18, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-481-9192
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Open to the public!!

Everyone is welcome to come join in on the FUN!!!

All of those planning to attend will need to contact the library or Bethany before 5pm on the 16th of March to reserve a seat.

Seats are $5 a day or $8 for both Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th if reserved before 5pm on the 16th of March.

Please feel free to call, text, or email Bethany (319-481-9192/bethanyboettcher@gmail.com) for more information.

Preschool Story-time

Come join us for an hour of reading, fun, learning, and crafting!
When Mar 22, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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This we is letter D!!
Cant wait to see you all here!

Preschool Story-time

Come join us for reading, games, crafts, and good learning FUN!
When Mar 29, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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This week we will be learning all about letter E!!!

See you there!!

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Genealogy Workshop with Kathy Wilson

Join us for an afternoon FULL of information!
When Mar 19, 2017
from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Are you researching your family history?
Want to know how to get the most out of Ancestry, Family Search, & other online resources?
Hit a “brick wall” while searching for certain individuals & not sure what to do?
Wish you were making more progress?
For more information:
Clarence Public Library 309 6th Avenue Clarence, IA 52216 563-452-3734
Clarence Public Library
Sunday, March 19th
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Join us at the library as we welcome historian Kathy Wilson for a hands-on workshop designed to help you get the results you need to move forward with your family history projects.
Seating for library computers is limited, so you
are encouraged to bring your personal
laptop (free WiFi).

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Gypsy Grace

When Mar 23, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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"Gypsy Grace is a mobile support group for friends/ family/ coworker/ church groups so that they may understand what their loved one is going through in the battle of cancer.  I educate on their disease, signs & symptoms & warning signs as well as tips on how they can help their loved one through this journey of cancer (or any other traumatic disease). 

It is my mission to educate as many as I can with awareness & also to be able to spread love & support for those already fighting. I honestly believe that there will be a cure soon, at least in my lifetime.  In the meantime, I will continue to comfort people on this horrible disease that manages to sneak in all of our lives by educating & providing comfort items that may be purchased to help soothe your loved one through their treatments.  
 
I have been a nurse for 22 years & have always wanted to educate myself on understanding this disease. I consult 2 doctors on everything that I educate the public on.  I have been doing several speaking engagements not only to bring awareness but I also bring lots of encouragement to the public. I will also give you pointers on self care for the caregivers.  I believe that ignorance breeds fear, so even the tiniest bit of information can beat anxiety & the fear.   I finally am at a good point in my life so that I can pursue my dream of helping others.
 

Plan to attend my workshop for amazing information as well as great tips on how to help your loved ones. This is a great workshop to gather lots of information to help your family/friends/neighbors through a hard time.

- Julie Moser"

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Preschool Story-time

This week we will enjoy whats in store for Letter H.
When Apr 12, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Garden Teapot Tower Class

Pat Slater will be holding a class on making a garden favorite, Teapot Towers! You will enjoy learning a new hobby that is sure to spruce up your garden and even get to take your teapot creation home with you! Feel free to call the Library at 563-452-3734 to register BUT HURRY as space is limited!
When Jul 16, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
Attendees Pat Slater
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Art In the Park

Please join us as we take the kids' creative skills to the next level with painting and imagination! Please remember if your child (ages 5-12) would be interested in this than they need to register. Please call (563-452-3734) or stop by the library by Wednesday, July 12th, to register.
When Jul 13, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Clarence Park
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
Attendees April Wiggins
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Musical Memories for ALL!

'Musical Memories had all the kids engaged and learning' - Library patron. Join us for an hour of music and Fun! Ages 0-100!
When Jul 14, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
Attendees April Wiggins
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Motivational Speaker - Steve Siemens

Motivational Speaker, Steve Siemens will be at the Clarence Public Library in the meeting room on Thursday, August 3rd at 6pm. Come and enjoy an evening of encouragement and life altering motivation! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
When Aug 03, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Chad Lewis

Chad Lewis will be here at Clarence Public Library at 6pm on September 29th to speak about Hauntings in and around Iowa. He has a wonderful display of personal experiences to share with us and we are excited, yet nervous, to see and hear all about them!
When Sep 29, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Clarence Public Library Meeting Room
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Contact Phone 563-452-3734
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Chad Lewis, an author of 'The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations', will be here at Clarence Public Library at 6 o'clock pm on September 29th to speak about the hauntings in and around Iowa.  He has a wonderful display of personal experiences to share with us and we are excited, yet nervous, to see and hear all about them!



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                                                                                                         iowa haunting

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Linda McCann

Please join us for an informative presentation by Linda McCann on the Conservation Corps here in Iowa and the importance of preserving Iowa’s historical parks and rich monumental history.
When Nov 08, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-452-3734
Attendees Linda McCann. April Wiggins
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Presented by Linda McCann

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

6-7:30pm

 

Please join us for an informative presentation by Linda McCann on the Conservation Corps here in Iowa and the importance of

preserving Iowa’s historical parks and rich monumental history.