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The Duncombe Public Library, built in 1978, occupies approximately 1500 square feet in a metal building shared by the volunteer fire department which is located on the corner of Main and Prince Streets, just one block south of the post office and city hall.  In 1999/2000 the library received a substantial bequest to cover the costs of remodeling the interior of the library.

The Duncombe Public Library is a State accredited library, is a member of the Webster County Library Association, and is an Iowa Locator Workstation.  The library also participates in the Open Access Program and Interlibrary Loan Program.

The Library is able to offer its patrons normal library services, including circulation of books, videos, audio books, VHS and DVDís, and has public access to computers, fax and photocopier.  The library also has a disc repair system and can clean/repair DVDs, CDs, Game Discs and Blue Ray discs.    Programming includes a summer reading program for children ages 3 to 6, 7 to 10, and from 10 to 14; and a weekly story hour for children ages 3 to 6.  For schedule please check our online calendar.
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NFL: Players Encouraged, Not Required to Stand For Anthem
Twenty years ago, the NBA suspended a player who refused to stand for the national anthem. The NFL will not be doing the same thing. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:06:00 GMT
NASA's Juno Probe Gets Closest Look at Jupiter Yet
The Juno spacecraft was launched five years ago on a path toward Jupiter, and a new photo released by NASA shows just how close the probe has gotten to the massive planet. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:24:18 GMT
These 'Tunnel Rats' Patrol Deep Under the U.S. Border
On the surface the deterrents are clear, but deep underground there are border patrol agents patrolling the U.S., Mexico border. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:42:10 GMT
Convict Jumps to His Death After Sentencing
A deputy grabbed the clothing of Jason Binkiewiz, but if he'd held on he might have gone over the banister as well, the sheriff said. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:48:11 GMT
2 Charged With Murder in Shooting of Dwyane Wade's Cousin
Nykea Aldridge was pushing a child in a stroller when she was killed Friday, becoming the unintended victim of a gang shooting, according to police. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:35:00 GMT
Southwest Plane Suffers Major Engine Malfunction Mid-Air
Passengers heard a loud boom and saw smoke from the engine and pieces of metal flapping, causing masks to deploy and sparking fears of an attack. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:19:15 GMT
49ers QB Defends Anthem Protest, Says It Will Continue
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday defended his decision not to stand for the American anthem at a game two days earlier. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:12:56 GMT
Fire Chief Among 2 Killed After Bus Slams Into Crash Scene
The chief and two other firefighters were thrown over a guardrail and fell around 30 feet into water after the hit a fire truck at an earlier crash. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:04:27 GMT
Florida Braces for Rain, Floods as Tropical Depression Forms
The governor urged residents to have an emergency plan as South Florida could get up to 4 inches of rain which could dampen the Zika fight. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:33:04 GMT
Mock Mars Crew Returns to Civilization After Year in Isolation
After a year living in isolation, six crew members on a mock mission to Mars (in Hawaii) emerged on Sunday. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:38:00 GMT
Hurricane Gaston Reforms in Atlantic Ocean
The hurricane is far off land and there are no warnings for land. But another system could bring rain to Florida, which could hamper Zika control. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:30:01 GMT
Man Tried to Kidnap Girl at U.S. Open: Police
Authorities are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a young girl in Queens at a U.S. Open tennis event for children. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:27:00 GMT
Prisoner Plunges to His Death
What started as a sentencing hearing for a man convicted of attempted murder ended in death outside a courthouse in Ohio. NBC Affiliate WTOV's Jennifer Black reports. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:31:59 GMT
2 Pilots Arrested on Alcohol Charges Before Flight to N.J.
Two pilots preparing to fly from Scotland to New Jersey on Saturday were arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:57:00 GMT
Suspect Confessed to Killing Two Mississippi Nuns: Sheriff
No reason was given for the fatal stabbings at the nuns' Durant home. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:20:52 GMT
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