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Opening Late

Saturday, July 27th | Main

The Main Library will be open 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 27th due to the Bix 7. The Fairmount and Eastern branches will be open regular business hours.

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Join the Summer Reading Challenge!

June 1st - August 31st

Read books, attend programs, or complete activities. Each thing you do earns a ticket into the grand prize drawing of your choice!

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Recommends Newsletter

Not sure what to read next? Sign up to receive monthly emails from The Library with links to some of our newest books! You will automatically receive an email on the first Tuesday of the month with a few of our newest titles in the genres and subjects of your choosing.

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Seed Library NOW OPEN!

Davenport Public Library's Seed Library is now open! Located at the Main Library, The Seed Library offers FREE seeds to residents to promote lifelong learning and encourage stewardship of natural resources.

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Checked In: A Davenport Library Podcast

Each month, librarians from Davenport Public Library dive into topics and connect listeners to the many great resources The Library and City of Davenport have to offer. Listen in for book suggestions, interviews, and more!

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Here’s Johnny

From the Blog

Here’s Johnny

Is one a poseur to be nostalgic for a time period in which they didn’t exist?  Does it count if you were in a diaper?  Then sit back and hear about the 70’s Hollywood scrapes of a skinny charismatic kid born in Iowa (yes, we get the credit).  When we

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free, self-paced, program for babies, toddlers, and children to develop early literacy skills in children to position them for school readiness and lifelong success!

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Library Shirts!

Purchase your own AMERICA NEEDS PUBLIC LIBRARIES tshirt from RAYGUN! Only $25 each with proceeds to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library to support programming at The Library. 

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The Library's Foundation

The FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds and manages an endowment portfolio to support The Library. The FRIENDS operate the used bookstores at each Davenport Public Library location.

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