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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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Join Davenport Public Library's reading groups on Goodreads! Read along with The Library's book clubs and reading challenges, get updates on what books are next, and chat on group discussion boards!

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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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Tales and Trails

Jun 25 | 10:00 AM

Tales and Trails

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Library in the Park: Marquette

Jun 25 | 2:00 PM

Library in the Park: Marquette

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2024 Edgar Award Winners

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2024 Edgar Award Winners

The 2024 Edgar Award Winners have been announced! I look forward to this event all year. The 2024 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2023. The categories are best novel, best first novel by an American author, best paperback

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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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