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Study resources, crafts, more at library

Email Alerts

Would you like to receive an email alert that your materials are coming due in three days?

Add your email address now to your library account record to start receiving email alerts after May 1. Go to and click on “Catalog.” In the library catalog, go to “My Account” and choose “Email Change Request.” Type in your email next to “New Email Address” and your library card number (no spaces) next to “My ID” and click on “Send.” The requested change will be made by a staff person the following day.

Then, starting May 1, you will receive email alerts at the email address you gave us to let you know you have materials needing to be returned in the next three days to avoid overdue fines. Alerts will not include three-day DVDs. Also, you can remotely request a change to your address or phone number, and we’ll update your account the next day. So, what’s coming next? Look for the option to renew materials yourself remotely 24/7 to be added very soon.

Studying for the


Take free practice tests, download free ebooks to study and save your progress using Learning Express Library 3.0 through the library’s website!  This resource is 100 percent free to you and immensely useful.

Go to the library’s website at, scroll down and click on the Learning Express Library Logo, create an account and start improving you reading, math, writing and science skills!  This site also has career prep, software tutorials, Internet tutorials and much more.

Questions? Stop by the information desk or give us a call at (641) 792-4108.

Adult Crafts

On Monday, April 28, we will have a double craft for you in the library meeting room starting at 6 p.m.

The first craft includes making hanging wreaths, hearts and stars out of puzzle pieces.

The second craft includes spring cleaning and making your own home versions of Windex and various other cleaning solutions. Stay for one craft or stay for both, but please register by calling the information desk at (641) 792-4108.

Read Your Magazines 

Online from Home

Full magazines are now offered through the Ebsco database that is available through the library’s catalog.

Stop in to the library and ask at the information desk for the log-in and password to read magazines from your very own home!

Get to Know Newton 

T-Shirts for Sale

Purchase your own Get to Know Newton T-shirt at the library circulation desk. T-shirts are $15 each and are available in a variety of sizes. 

Book Clubs

Starting a book club or currently in one? The library can order multiple copies of materials for your members with library cards. Want to join a club? The library has a book club called “Beyond the Book” with their next meeting on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. meeting at Okoboji Grill. If you are interested in working with the library to create a new book club, contact Nicole Lindstrom, public services librarian, (641) 792-4108.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @NewtonPubLib. Find out what is happening at the library besides our programs!

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