Cedar Rapids Public Library - About Us

 

Started in May of 1914

Through the years we have added videos, audio books & computers

Not to mention cake pans and puzzles for all ages

In 1995 floor space was doubled giving a lighter & brighter look

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STAFF

Marilyn J. Schuele, Director (shown below) & Mary Pat Boesch, Assistant

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BOARD MEMBERS

Bonnie Zoucha, Lois Zoucha, Renee Rutten, Shawn Kai, Joan Berney

 

LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT

The Cedar Rapids Public Library will provide materials and services which will help the community residents and present and future affiliates of School District #6 to obtain information meeting their personal, educational and professional needs. The library will serve residents of the community and surrounding area regardless of age, race, or creed. The library's collection will reflect broad coverage with materials acquired in a variety of formats, and will include the use of outside informational resources. Special emphasis will be placed on stimulating young children's interest and appreciation for reading and learning and to provide personal interest materials for the overall clientele.

 

LIBRARY POLICIES

Collection Development Policy - Provides materials to meet the needs of the majority of the patrons.  Inter-Library Loan is available for any materials the Library does not supply.

Weeding Policy - Materials are withdrawn because of age, circulation, physical appearance and if information is outdated.

Handicapped Policy - The Library will not refuse to hire a disabled applicant who is capable of performing essential requirements of the job.

Volunteer Policy - Volunteer help will be accepted at the discretion of the library staff.

Public Relations - New book listings and announcements of programs at the Library will be put in the Cedar Press.

Library Services Policy - Materials are loaned for a period of three weeks.  Borrowers are expected to return books in a timely fashion and in the same condition in which they were checked out.  Fines are $.02 cents a day and not more than $1.00.

Gift Policy - The Library Director will accept or refuse donated books and articles at his/her discretion.  All gifts become the property of the Library and those not used will be passed on to other institutions that want them.

All of these policies are available to the public at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

 

GENEALOGY SECTION

Featuring cemetery books from surrounding areas

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Reproductions of several years of Cedar Rapids newspapers

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Wednesday - 9-11 a.m. & 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday - 9-11 a.m. & 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday - 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.

 

Cedar Rapids Public Library

P. O. Box 344 - 423 W. Main St.

Cedar Rapids, NE 68627

Phone: 308-358-0603

FAX: 308-358-0117

crpl@megavision.com

 

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