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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Holiday Book Sale

The Holiday Book Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, November 23th and 24th at Aalfs Downtown Library. Shoppers can look forward to a selection of books including children’s picture books, general fiction, craft & holiday, and audiobooks. Hardcover books and recordings will be available for $3, paperbacks for $2, and children’s picture books for $1. This used Book Sale is brought to you by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library and the proceeds enrich public library service in Sioux City, funding the children’s summer reading initiative and providing books, recordings, online resources, and more!

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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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Open Book Club Titles for 2019

Sioux City Public Library is excited to announce the Open Book Club picks for 2019! 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. Click here to see the complete 2019 list.

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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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Reading Recommendations Now Online

Waiting your turn to read the latest from Jonathan Kellerman? Looking for a book similar to Where the Crawdads Sing? 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. 2221 for your personalized book recommendations.

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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!

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Library Storytime

Wednesday, November 20 • 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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Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, November 23 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 9 am – 4 pm
Enjoy a book sale before the holidays! Brought to you by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library.

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Holiday Book Sale

Sunday, November 24 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 1 – 4 pm
Enjoy a book sale before the holidays! Brought to you by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library.

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Library Storytime

Tuesday, November 26 • 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, November 27 • 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: We Love Our Pets!

Saturday, December 7 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 11 am
Join us for a pet-TASTIC storytime to celebrate all of our furry, scaly, feathered, and fluffy best friends. Bring your own favorite stuffed animal to participate in our Pet Show! Will your stuffy win “Best in Show?” (Free parking on weekends.)

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Community Conversations: Scams

Tuesday, December 10 • Morningside Branch Library • 10 – 11:30 am
Want to know why your phone rings so many times each day? Or if that person on Facebook or a chat room is “real?” Or why scammers choose to prey on the older Americans? We know “Iowa Nice” is more than just a phrase, it’s a lifestyle choice for Midwesterners. But “Iowa Nice” doesn’t mean “Iowa Easy-Prey.” Join us for a discussion of the current scams, trends that we see in scams, and how to spot them. Tasha Jones, Elder Rights Specialist for Connections, will discuss the red flags of scammers, why they especially target older persons, and what to do if you (or someone you love) becomes a victim of a scam.

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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)