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Artist reading, discussion coming to Newton Public Library

Join us in the library at 6:30 p.m. Monday to greet Molly Rideout, the amazing artist behind the story on the staff windows. The library is one of 12 selected as part of the Grin City Art Installations.

Newton, Toledo and Cedar Rapids will enjoy micro-fiction and personal essays by Grin City Collective’s co-director, writer Molly Rideout. Rather than selecting excerpts from a larger piece, Rideout chose short, original, unpublished stories for each community to enjoy in their entirety. Join us in welcoming Molly Rideout.

Need a Notary?

Did you know the library provides notary services for free? Stop by the information desk with a valid ID for all signees and the paperwork.

eBook Downloads

Bring in your Kindle, Nook, iPad or smartphone to learn how to download free eBooks and Audiobooks for free. Any librarian can help you at the information desk. Want to try it on your own? Simply go into your app store and download the Overdrive Media Console App. Select Newton Public Library as your site and you are good to go with a your library card.

Chilton’s Database

We have newly acquired Chilton database for all your automotive needs. Access manuals, instructions and more for all makes and models back to 1940.

Visit our website, log in with your library card, click on Databases and use Chilton from your home or even garage. Call the information desk at 641-792-4108 with questions.

Win a $1,000 IRA

This is the last week to enter in our DASH for the STASH contest! Stop by the Information Desk to use our laptop to enter. Entries take less than five minutes and consist of four questions. One lucky winner will win $1,000 to add to or start an Individual Retirement Account.

Five Song Downloads a Week

Freegal Music now allows five free song downloads a week. These songs are yours to keep and all you need is a library card. Go to to download music today. Songs are MP3 and iTunes compatible.

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