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Join us on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. for a live presentation from the Mississippi Valley Paranormal group.

Meet the team, learn about investigations, touch the tools, and experience actual evidence. Space is limited so please call 242-8441 to reserve your seat.

Adult coloring

Join us in the Lower Level Lobby at 1 p.m. July 19 to color your cares away. All supplies are provided by the library.

The Barn Quilt Guy

Join us along with Danny Steiber to discuss the fascinating history of barn quilts in the Boardroom at 10 a.m. July 28. The “Barn Quilt Guy” discusses the fascinating history of barn quilts, including 15 quilt patterns that held messages for slaves that aided in the quest for freedom during the Underground Railroad movement through Iowa in the mid-1800s.

Kids Summer Writing Club

Come in and write a story to share. We’ll have different prompts every week! The club meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays.


Morning storytimes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Come join the fun with songs, books and puppet shows. Saturday storytime is on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.. Evening Storytime is on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

Summer Pokémon Club

Pokémon Card Players ages 7-18 are invited to join in and play together in a casual setting on Mondays at 4 p.m. If you’d like to trade cards afterwards you’re more than welcome! Pokémon Club is run by Teen Volunteers on the second floor at the library, meeting on Mondays in June through July.

Kids and teens can read off their fines

If you are a child between the grades of PreK and 12th grade with a library card, you now have the chance to read off your fines! All you have to do is show up on the Children’s Floor. Tell the librarian in the room your name and library card number (if you have it). Then just sit down, relax, and read. You can read to one of our stuffed animals or Henry our Guinea Pig, or by yourself. For children who can’t read yet, parents can read to their child to get the fine taken off as well.

You’ll receive 25 cents off your fines for 15 minutes. (Heads up that if you are in sixth through 12th grade, we’ll ask you to read a minimum of 30 minutes.) You can come back multiple times to keep reading your fines down to zero! We’ll tally up everyone’s amounts and update their accounts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get rid of your fines.

This is open to Pre-K to 12th graders; you can only read for yourself, you can’t earn credit towards future fines. Time read can also go toward the Summer Reading Program or on 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Reading off fines does not apply to lost or damaged books.

Friends of the Library bookstore

The hours for the bookstore are Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have questions about library programming, call 563-242-8441. Contact the Lyons Local History and Genealogy branch library by calling 563-242-5355 from Tuesday through Saturday. You can also access library information by visiting our web site at Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.

Kendra Evers is the Clinton Public Library’s teen services coordinator.