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New Hours!

Beginning February 26th, the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center will have a temporary hours adjustment due to exciting renovations coming summer 2024. The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center will now be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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Staff Picks 2023

Check out Davenport Public Library's Staff Picks 2023 to see our favorite books, movies, and more!

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Try LinkedIn Learning!

With your library card, you now have access to 16,000+ expert-led courses presented in seven languages. Course subjects include: small business and entrepreneurship, web development, Microsoft Office, Google docs, photography, video editing, public speaking, sales, marketing, and many more.

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Black History Month Reading Challenge

February 1st - March 2nd

Celebrate Black History Month with Davenport Public Library! This month, learn more about Black history, celebrate Black authors and illustrators, and explore Black history through the arts.

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Join us on Goodreads!

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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Grammy Award for Audio Books

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Grammy Award for Audio Books

Did you know that there is a category in the Grammy Awards for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording? I had no idea! While researching for a future blog post about the 2024 Audie Award winners, I fell down a research hole about whether or not there was a

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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 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.

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