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Concert, author coming to library

Concert with Dino O’Dell

Dino O’Dell of Kansas City will perform at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Newton Public Library for children ages 2 to 10.

O’Dell travels nationally performing kids’ concerts. No registration necessary. To hear a sample of Dino’s fun music, go to or check out one of his music CDs from the children’s department at the library.

Knee High Naturalists

The Jasper County Conservation Board will present Knee High Naturalists at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday about animal camouflage in the library meeting room. For ages 3 to 5. No registration is necessary for the program.

Visiting Iowa Christian

Fiction Author

Christian Fiction Author Sheryl Carter will be reading from her book and playing her Mountain Lap Dulcimer at the library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Her book “The Quiet Road” is available at the library. Personalized signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the program. Book Synopsis: A Christian historical novel based in the prairie in the 1860s.

Adult Summer Reading

Program Party

This year there will be an end of the Adult Summer Reading Program party at the Centre for Arts & Artists on Friday, July 15.

There will be a wine tasting, appetizers and door prizes. In order to attend, you must have signed up for the reading program, read three books and wrote reviews for them. Finished review sheets can be turned into the information desk before the party or at the party. There is still time to sign-up and read reviews before the party. Stop by the information desk today.

Library Looking

for Prize Donations

The library is looking for prize donations to be handed out at the Adult Summer Reading Program party. If any businesses or organizations in the community would like to donate, in exchange for publicity and partnership, please contact Nicole Lindstrom at (641) 792-4108 or email at Prizes are needed before the party on Friday, July 25. Thank you!

Renew Items Online

To renew items from the Newton Public Library online, visit, click the “Catalog” button, go to “My Account” and “Review My Account.” Log in to your account by typing your library card number (no spaces) next to User ID and then click “Display User Information.”

In your account, click on “Checkouts.” You can checkmark items you want to renew by clicking in the box to the left of each title. When done, click on “Renew Selected Items.” Your confirmation should appear.  

Reminder: Items that will fail to renew include DVDs, pamphlets, magazines, items that have renewed once already, items already overdue and items that have a hold waiting. Need help? Call the information desk at (641) 792-4108.

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