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Announcing the "Imagine Your Story"

summer reading challenge

for students who completed grades K-6th

this past school year!

To keep everyone safe, we are doing

a "Come & Go" program

with "Grab & Go" activity bags.

Starts Monday, June 8 and will continue

through Monday, August, 10.

Come to the library to sign up

and pick up the first bag

of free goodies & the reading game board.

Children who complete the Summer

Reading Challenge game board

will be entered into a drawing

for a FREE Kindle Fire tablet.

Announcing "1000 Books Before Kindergarten"

program. Read a book (any book) to your

newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is

to have read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books)

before your child starts kindergarten.

The library will provide a bag, journal, and

access to motivational gifts to keep

you on track. Sign up for this FREE

program starting Monday, June 8.

Looking for reliable info

on COVID-19.

Check out these reliable resources:



National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov)

To check if your sources are reliable:

NEWSGUARDTECH (newsguardtech.com)

To help with stress:




www.nami.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)



TXT: 855-895-8398

Phone: 855-581-8111

Please be aware of scams by checking

the Federal Trade Commission website:


Specific to Iowa

COVID-19 in Iowa


IA Public Info Board


IA Housing Recovery

Hotline 855-300-5885


State of Iowa COVID-19 Helpline

Dial 211

Unemployment/Financial Help

Iowa Workforce


Small Business Relief

https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/business# Small Business Assistance



U.S. Dept. of Labor


Foundation Directory Online

free to use through April 30, 2020

Legal Info Hotline


Dav Pilkey at Home

Click art image to see the online activities

by Dav Pilkey, author & illustrator, as he partners

with the Library of Congress to offer

drawing demos, read-a-louds, & more.

Click on blackboard to find

PreK-12 Online Resources

from the IA Dept of Education

to support learning at this time:

including interactive games,

virtual field trips, and coding activities.

Adult Book Club

Coming back in the fall!

Do you have a favorite hobby,

activity, talent, or special information

that you would like to share

with the community? The

Kanawha Public Library would

love to host a gathering for you

to share your interest. Stop in or

contact us on facebook or


Coloring Anyone?


Homebound Library Service

We are pleased to announce 

that we are offering a homebound

delivery service within the

city limits of Kanawha including

residents of the care center.

Please call the library if you or

someone you know would like us to bring

the library to them: 641-762-3595.



E-Book Information

Beginning Friday, May 1, the library

will be open and operating under

the former pandemic guidelines

until further notice:

  1. library materials will be renewed up to 6 wks
  2. DVDs will renew for up to 3 wks
  3. computer use will be limited to 30 minutes with only computers 1 & 4
  4. Children's AWE computer not available at this time
  5. Children's play materials removed
  6. all materials will be quarantined upon return
  7. DVDs will be washed upon return
  8. use of digital resources is encouraged
  9. curbside & home delivery available
  10. all library visitors encouraged to select materials & leave rather than lingering

Storyline Online

Click on image above

for great stories & activities

for kids and families.


Read Together Be Together

sponsored by Penguin Random House

& Parents Magazine features

daily story times and encourages

parents to read with their kids.



We participate in BRIDGES:

Iowa's eLibrary, offering eBooks and audiobooks

available to download for free anytime, anywhere.

Remember you can download

eBooks & audiobooks

to your portable devices too,

including tablets and smartphones.

If you have any troubles,

come into the library

and we will help you solve your tech issues.


Access the original TumbleBooks with your library card #

New Online Resources
On March 15th, TumbleBooks,
a world leader in online children's book databases,
announced that it is making its family of online libraries
available for free to our public library
until at least August 31, 2020.
The sites are easy to use, and
access is completely unlimited.
Just enter the information below
after clicking on a link.
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Free Book Usage through July 31, 2020

username: abdo-zoom

password: 072020

username: abdo-elementary

password: 072020

username: abdo-secondary

password: 072020





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