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We have changes some sections around in the library. The large print book section is closer to the front for patron convenience, the science fiction section is closer to the young adult section, and the biography section has been moved to the back of the library. Come in and check out these sections. They all contain some very interesting books.

The library has updated our cataloging system. You can now access our catalog and your account on line at:

To log on to your account use your first initial and last name for user name and your library card number (4 digits so will need a 0 in front of 3 digit library card numbers) for password. Please call 272-4334 if you have any problems or questions. We hope this new feature will be enjoyed and used by our patrons.

Little Tikes Story Time is being held on Thursdays. Story time for ages 2-5 at 10:00 am. Please pass the word. We Hope to see you there.

Ever heard of Learning Express?  Go to  and you will be able to take practice tests for elementary through high school, check out college preparation, view popular software tutorials, search for jobs, learn computer basics and much more!

 Newell NEWSPAPERS 1879 - 2008 & Fonda newspapers are NOW DIGITIZED for Your Convenience! Check out the website at   Let us know what you think of this service. Special thank you to the library friends group for purchasing the microfilm throughout the years!


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    We are now on Facebook! Feel free to 'Like' us and give us your feedback.

 The library now has Iowa Workforce Access Points on all public computers available for use.

*****WILBOR has changed its name to BRIDGES!! Same services as before, just a different name. Check out audio books and ebooks with your current library card.

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 The Newell Public Library building was built in 1982 & dedicated to C.J. Hunter,  lifetime resident of the Newell area and to all others who contributed to its realization.    In memory of Horace Sidney Hunter, Civil War Veteran and Newell area pioneer.

"The great objection to new books is that they prevent our reading of the old ones".   by Joseph Joubert

We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our library Web site. With help from the State Library of Iowa we were able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs.  We are very grateful to the State Library for all their help.


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