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You can access our catalog and your account on line at: http://newelllibia.booksys.net/opac/newell/ . 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.

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Newell NEWSPAPERS 1879 - 2008 & Fonda newspapers are NOW DIGITIZED for Your Convenience! Check out the website at http://newell.advantage-preservation.com/.   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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    The library now has Iowa Workforce Access Points on all public computers available for use.

***** 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.

 

Library Information

Library hours, location, board, mission, policies.
Newell Public Library
Directory information Important News
Library Board
Lists the members of the library board, their terms, and contact information.
Meeting Rooms
How to reserve and use
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Library
Newell Library Friends
The Friends of the Library has been very active in helping to keep our local library afloat. The Friends bring together citizens of the Newell area who are willing to work for an excellent library and who will speak up for library services. They believe that a library touches the lives of all citizens from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Above all, Library Friends stand ready to volunteer their talents, funds and influence, when needed, in order to promote, improve, and expand library services. Membership is open to all. The membership year is from September to September. Dues are as follows: Active or Inactive - $2.00 per year. The Library Friends do not support those basic services which are the normal responsibility of the local library board. Many projects have been undertaken by the Friends group, such as purchasing: computers; tables; children's reference books; microfilm of the B.V. Journal; computer desk and tables; display cases; TV/VCR; encyclopedias; flag replacement; many other contributions. The Friends are very active in supporting the children's reading programs throughout the year; planning and conducting the Annual Cookie Walk and Festival of Trees; making deliveries to homebound borrowers; planning exhibits for the display cases; and preparation of scrapbooks of articles and photos of library materials. ~~ USE YOUR LIBRARY!! ~~ The Friends have been a great help since I assumed the duties of the library director in May 2009. They have expressed interest in helping me in any way they can to keep our library up-to-date and able to satisfy the needs of all patrons. Their generous gifts have enabled me to greatly expand the Junior Fiction and Young Adult sections of our library. These sections have seen a huge increase in the number of visitations from the young people in our community. It is great to see them excited about new books to read. They have given me quite a list of books they want me to order for future use in the library. Thank you Friends very, very much for all that you give back to your library! It is amazing to see the support a community the size of Newell offers us. Thank You Again, Sherri Peterson - Newell Library Director
book fair fundraiser
Book fair fundraiser sponsored by Mid America books.
Library Closings
List of library closings and policy.

Archive

News and Events Archive
2007
News and Events for 2007
2008
News & Events for 2008
2009
News & Events for 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2016
2017
2017

Scheduled Events

Find the calendar of events scheduled at the library

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Book/Movie/Garage Sale from Apr 20, 2018 02:00 PM to Apr 23, 2018 08:00 PM Newell Library Meeting Room,
Library Book/Movie/Garage Sale Dates Set
Annual Cookie Walk Dec 06, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Annual Cookie Walk date set.
Christmas Story Time Dec 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Children's Christmas Story Time
holiday closing from Nov 23, 2017 02:00 PM to Nov 26, 2017 05:00 PM newell library,
Library closed for holidays
Book Sale from Oct 12, 2018 02:00 PM to Oct 15, 2018 08:00 PM
Book Sale
Summer Reading Program from Jun 01, 2016 02:00 PM to Jun 30, 2016 05:00 PM
Summer Reading Program to start.
childrens fun week from Jun 11, 2018 10:15 AM to Jun 15, 2018 11:45 AM
childrens fun week
Book Club Meeting Sep 05, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM library,
Book Club Meeting
friends meeting Sep 17, 2018 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
friends meeting
NCN meeting Sep 12, 2018 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
NCN club meeting
Library board meeting Sep 25, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Library meeting room,
Library Board meeting
Santa Visit Dec 15, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Santa Visit set
Preschool Story Time Mar 31, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Preschool Story Time
Pilcrow Grant books Open House Jan 08, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Pilcrow Grant books Open House
Library Closed for Holidays from Dec 23, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 25, 2017 11:00 PM
Library Closed for Holidays
Smart Money Week Program Apr 07, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM newell library,
Smart Money Week Program by Dan Bacon
Closed good friday Mar 30, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
closed good friday
Library Board meeting Sep 24, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:15 PM
Library Board meeting
Reading Program End Party Jul 27, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 04:45 PM
Reading Program End Party
Planetarium Visit Jun 17, 2015 from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Planetarium Visit
Zoo Visit Jun 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoo Visit
Elizabeth Edson Block Author Visit Sep 29, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Elizabeth Edson Block Author visit and book signing
Flu Shot Clinic Oct 13, 2014 from 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Flu Shot Clinic
B.V. Co. Naturalist Jun 15, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
B.V. Co. Naturalist visiting June 15th.
Police Department Visit Jun 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Police Department Visit on Tuesday, June 16th
Fire Department Visit Jun 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Fire Department Visit June 18th
Clover Kids Jul 14, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Clover Kids
Clover Kids Jul 16, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Clover Kids
Library Closed Sep 03, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Library Closed
Free Blood Presure Check Jul 31, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Free Blood Presure Check
Preschool Story Time Switches Oct 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Preschool Story Tim Switches
Flu-Shot Clinic Oct 03, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Flu-Shot Clinic
Clown Program Oct 30, 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Clown Program
Christmas Open House with Santa Dec 09, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christmas Open House with Santa
IPTV Storytime Dec 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
IPTV Storytime
Medicare program May 23, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Medicare program
Iwo Jima Program - Dennis Blocker Jul 29, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Iwo Jima Program - Dennis Blocker - researcher and collaborator on the book "The Heart of Hell' will speak about his research findings and the days surrounding the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Special Board Meeting Aug 29, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Special Board Meeting
New Years Holiday Closing from Dec 30, 2017 09:00 AM to Jan 01, 2018 11:00 PM
New Years Holiday Closing
Easter Coloring Contest from Mar 27, 2017 02:00 PM to Apr 11, 2017 04:45 PM
Easter Coloring Contest
Iowa Honey Queen Presentation Aug 21, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Magical Mystery Fun Show Sep 11, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Local Author Visit from Bill Zahren Oct 02, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Local Author Visit from Bill Zahren
closed to install lighting from Dec 26, 2017 08:00 AM to Dec 27, 2017 08:00 PM
closed to install lighting
Childrens Book Reading Apr 07, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Author Denise Wasko will read her children's book "Nana D's Alpacas" on Sat., Apr. 7th at 10:00 am.
Steve Williams China program Apr 16, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Steve Williams China program
orphan train program Jul 02, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
orphan train program by Rudy Daniels
Amazing Magic Show Sep 17, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Amazing Magic Show by Phillip and Henry Productions will be presented at the Newell Library on Monday, September 17th at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to see a great magic show.

Books & Reading

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
Links to book review Web sites
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
Contains links to Web sites for all things science fiction
Historical Fiction
Links to Web sites for lovers of the historical fiction genre
Westerns
Find links to Web sites describing the western genre of literature
Book Talk
A form to submit thoughts about a book
Suggestion for Purchase
Use this form to make purchase suggestions to the library.

Community

Find out about our city - history, maps, and general information. Also find links to local businesses, churches, and the city and county Web sites.
Our Community
Find out who we are and what makes our town a great place to live.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Contact the Library Director and staff. Fill out an online feedback form.
Ask A Librarian
Use this form to submit your questions to the library.
Library Information
Library Information Description

Do Research

Find lots of links to useful Web sites.
eGovt Resources
Subject Guides
Need help navigating the Internet? Use these subject guides as a place starting place.
EBSCOhost
Online magazines, newspapers and other reference tools
Iowa Center for the Book
Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Publications Online
An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Locator
An online catalog of lowa library items
State Data Center
Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
WorldCat
1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
What are you looking for?
This is a great place to start your search for information
MAHALO
human powered search engine

Events

Site Events

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Past Events
Events which have already happened.

Support Our Library

There are several ways you can help your library.
Support Our Library
Find out how you can support our library.
Library Volunteers

Explore Our Library

All the services and programs that the library offers.
Use Our Library
Find out about all the services and programs that the library offers.
Ask a Librarian
The library is able to answer all your questions
Book Clubs
Join a Library Book Club
Faxing Service
Fax something from the Library
For Children
Library services for children
For Parents
The library has purchased the Southwestern Volume Library. This is a 4 volume set designed to help students with homework problems and to increase their ability to get better grades. Stop by and see these volumes! Tips on reading to children, vocabulary building and a description of the parent's shelf
Interlibrary Loan
Borrow books from another library
Library Card
How to get a library card
Programs
A list of all the upcoming library programs
Reading suggestions
What to read next
Use a Computer
Public Access Computers
Library Patrons
An exhibition of library patrons
October is "Read a Book Month"
Prize to the Patron who reads the most books

Teens

Links and information for teens
Come 'check out' all of the new books for teens!
For teens and young adults.
Teen Spotlight - New Teen web Sight on Bullying
Information on what you can do if you're being bullied.
All Music Guide
Look for information on your favorite artists, songs, and style of music.
ACT Test Prep
Sample tests, tips, and other information from ACT, Inc.
Collegeboard.com: SAT
A full-length SAT practice test and scoring guide.
Health Information from FDA for Teens
Health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Includes articles on topics like playing a sport with exercise-induced asthma, how loud music affects your ears, and how to prevent STD's. From FDA Consumer Magazine.
Teenreads
A great place to find book reviews by other teens, author interviews, and information about new titles
U.S. News.Com Education
A very useful source for students selecting a college or university
EduTrek.com
EduTrek can help you with career choices and match you up to colleges offering those degrees.
help with career and college choices
help with career and college choices
teen furniture
The new teen furniture is here!

Children

All news and activities for children.
Children's Fun Week
New Children Books
New Children's Books

News

Newsletter/Upcoming Events

 

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205 E. Second Street, Box 667; Newell, Iowa 50568

Ph. 712-272-4334; E-Mail: webmaster@newell.lib.ia.us

HOURS: Mon.: 10 am – 8 pm; Tues.-Fri.: 2 pm – 5 pm; Sat.: 9 to 11am

Award Winning Books
Invasion by award winning books
Easter Coloring Contest
Easter Coloring Contest
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.