Aalfs Downtown 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 2020

Sioux City Public Library is excited to announce the Open Book Club picks for 2020! 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 4 pm at the Morningside Branch Library. Open Book Club is free and open to all. February’s title is Inland by Téa Obreht. Click here to see the complete 2020 list.

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Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow

The Library is excited to introduce Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow for all our full-access library patrons. With Brainfuse you can access an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of educational, career, and veteran needs. Brainfuse offers live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators to assist you with writing a resume, preparing for a job interview, or navigating the VA system. Brainfuse also offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as preparatory tests – including the GED, HiSET, ACT, SAT, and USCIS citizenship test.

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Pay Library Fees Online

You no longer have to wait until your next visit to take care of library fees. You can now quickly and easily pay library fines by credit card from any internet-connected device using your Sioux City Public Library card number and four-digit PIN (birth month and day) to sign in.

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language offers over 100 languages and a wide variety of learning activities. Transparent Language also has an app, so you can learn a new language whenever and wherever you’d like!

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Need Technology Help?

Make an appointment with one of our Library Techies during regular business hours at Aalfs Downtown 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. 2221 to schedule now!

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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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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 Aalfs Downtown Library computers, so bring your library card and start discovering!

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Tuesday, January 21 • 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, January 22 • 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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Mindful Movement

Monday, January 27 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Restore equilibrium and a positive state of mind at this mini-yoga workshop over the lunch hour. All exercises are conducive to professional attire.

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Community Conversations: Who Decides Who Decides?

Tuesday, January 28 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:15 – 11:45 am
Learn about legal issues relating to living wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships with Frank Tenuta from Iowa Legal Aid.

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Library Storytime

Tuesday, January 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.

Library Storytime

Library Storytime

Wednesday, January 29 • 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: Puppet Show!

Saturday, February 1 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 11 – 11:45am
Anansi the spider prefers to trick other animals out of their hard earned food instead of doing the work himself. When the others catch on, they set out to fool him right back! After the show, children can create their own puppet to take home. Parking is free on weekends.

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Open Book Club

Monday, February 3 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 10 – 11 am
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! February’s title is Inland by Téa Obreht.

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Open Book Club

Monday, February 3 • Morningside Branch Library • 4 – 5 pm
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! February’s title is Inland by Téa Obreht.

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Read-To-Me Dogs

Saturday, February 8 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 2 – 3 pm
Grades K-5 are invited to practice reading to gentle canine listeners at this drop-in event. Free parking on weekends.

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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 at the Aalfs Downtown Library on weekends!

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Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

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