Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library
529 Pierce Street
712-255-2933
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
712-255-2924
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
712-255-2926
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Open Book Club Titles for 2017

Sioux City Public Library is excited to announce the Open Book Club picks for 2017! Read from this selection of acclaimed titles at your leisure or in time to attend a spirited discussion held the first Monday of each month, 10 am at our Perry Creek Branch Library and 5 pm at our Morningside Branch Library. Open Book Club is free and open to all. March’s title is The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us by Diane Ackerman. Click here to see the complete 2017 list.

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Reading Recommendations Now Online

Waiting your turn to read the latest from Lee Child? Looking for a book similar to A Man Called Ove? Check out our new Reading Recommendations web page for expert read-alike suggestions created by your very own Sioux City Public Library staff. Whether you’re in the mood for quirky characters or pulse-pounding action, Library staff can help you find your next great read. Call a librarian at 712-255-2933 ext. 221 for your personalized book recommendations.

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Internal Revenue Service and State Tax Websites

The 2017 tax season is upon us and the Library has the tax links you need. The federal IRS tax website has printable forms, instructions, and e-filing options. Looking for your state’s tax website? Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota state tax websites have forms and instructions.

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Ancestry Genealogy Search

Discover your family’s history for free with the library version of Ancestry.com. Find U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records and much more. It is only available on the downton Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library computers, so bring your library card and start discovering!

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Magazines and Newspapers Online

Keep up to date on the news stories that are important to you—wherever you are. Use EBSCOhost and your library card to search magazine, newspaper, and journal articles about current events, health, business, education, science, and more.

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LearningExpress Library

An interactive online learning platform, Learning Express Library features over 770 practice tests and tutorials for learners of all ages. In this database you’ll find job search and workplace skills improvement guides, career certification and licensing exam prep, college and graduate school admissions practice tests, GED exam preparation (HiSET in Iowa), help for children looking to practice and improve their reading, writing and math skills, and video tutorials on popular software and computer basics.

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“Check It Out” radio series

“Check It Out,” a series featuring book recommendations from Sioux City Public Library staff, airs Tuesdays at 7:42am and 5:18pm on KWIT-KOJI: FM90. Each segment spotlights a staff favorite from our collection. (more)

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Need Technology Help?

Make an appointment with one of our Library Techies during regular business hours at The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library. One-on-one consultations will provide tech assistance and can cover a range of topics including library resources, patron-owned devices (such as eReaders, tablets, and smart phones), social media, computer software, and more! Call 712-255-2933 ext. 221 to schedule now!

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Find repair and maintenance information on most domestic and imported vehicles dating back to 1954 in this do-it-yourself database. Searchable material includes technical service bulletins, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, diagnostic information, recall information, and a labor time estimator. All content is created by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians.

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Book discovery is easier than ever using NoveList in the Library catalog. Whether you’re looking for the next book in a series, for a read-alike recommendation, or for professional reviews, NoveList offers the tools necessary to find your next great read! This feature is located below the holdings information for select fiction and nonfiction titles in the Library catalog.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, February 28 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11 – 11:30 am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

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Library Storytime

Wednesday, March 1 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30 – 11 am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

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1st Saturday Family Storytime: Celebrate Seuss!

Saturday, March 4 • Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library • 11 – 11:45 am and 1 – 1:45 pm
You could not, would not want to miss
A storytime as fun as this.
We’ll read books, sings songs, have fun and play
As we enjoy Dr. Seuss’s special day!
(Free parking on the weekends.)

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Open Book Club

Monday, March 6 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 10 – 11 am
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! March’s title is The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman.

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Open Book Club

Monday, March 6 • Morningside Branch Library • 5 – 6 pm
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! March’s title is The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sharing books and stories is important to your child’s brain development. Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge that brings you and your child closer together while developing their vocabulary and preparing them to become a stronger reader. Learn how to get started!

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Library Storytime

Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing social skills, building vocabulary, and learning to match spoken sounds with written words. Please join us! (more)

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1st Saturday Family Storytime

At 11 am the first Saturday of each month, October through May, families with preschool through early elementary age children experience entertaining stories, catchy songs, and memorable rhymes. Hands-on activities extend the story beyond the pages of the book. Parking is free downtown at the Aalfs (Main) Library on weekends!

Reading Lists

Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

Not sure what to read? Check out our reading lists of age-appropriate books by grade and subject. (more)