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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Summer Fun at the Library

Join us for innovative activities to keep kids’ minds sharp, their imaginations active, and their creativity sparked. Come to our special events, plus, read your way to awesome prizes. Check out the Summer Reading Calendar for the full line-up of activities.

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Reading BINGO

Expand your reading selections and play Reading BINGO this summer with the Sioux City Public Library from June 1 – August 31. Participants 16 and older who complete a BINGO by August 31 will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Fire. Stop by any Sioux City Public Library location today to pick up your BINGO card!

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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. 2221 for your personalized book recommendations.

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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. August’s title is Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. Click here to see the complete 2017 list.

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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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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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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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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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NoveList

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, July 25 • 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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Read-To-Me Dogs

Tuesday, July 25 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 2 – 3 pm • Grades K to 5
Practice reading to eager canine ears from K-9 STARS at this drop-in event.

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Library Storytime

Wednesday, July 26 • 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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Family Movie: The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

Thursday, July 27 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 2 – 4 pm
If he wants to save Gotham City from the Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Imagination Builders

Monday, July 31 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 11 am – Noon • Grades 1 to 3
Experience stories beyond the pages of the books through this hands-on, STEAM-based Storytime.

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Library Storytime

Tuesday, August 1 • 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, August 2 • 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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Open Book Club

Monday, August 7 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 10 – 11 am
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! August’s title is Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Open Book Club

Monday, August 7 • Morningside Branch Library • 5 – 6 pm
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! August’s title is Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Library Storytime

Tuesday, August 8 • 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, August 9 • 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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LEGOs at the Library

Thursday, August 10 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 2 – 4 pm • Grades K – 5
Builders use the Library’s LEGOs to conquer themed challenges or craft their own creations. Come anytime during this drop-in event.

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Summer Fun at the Library

Join us for innovative activities to keep kids’ minds sharp, their imaginations active, and their creativity sparked. Come to our special events, plus, read your way to awesome prizes. Check out the Summer Reading Calendar for the full line-up of activities.

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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!

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)