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Summer Science A Summer Science program, provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service, is on Monday afternoons throughout the summer. They are free, entertaining, hands-on learning labs.  Sessions are 1 to 2 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for grades 3rd -5th. All kids should give this a try!

Slogan 5 300x262It is time for the library summer reading program, Build A Better World. Register now and fill out the reading log to earn prizes all summer long, and attend the special 6 PM programs: Tuesday, July 11 - Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell; Tuesday, July 18 - Recycled Critter Homes with Waste Trac; Tuesday, July 25 - Story Telling with Darrin Crow; Tie-Dyed Family Fun with the FFA Historical & Ag Museum; and crafts from 1 to 5 PM on Fridays, July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4.  This program is for ages preschool through 5th grade.

eBooks and Audiobooks

BridgesCheck out and download ebooks and audiobooks for free with Bridges - Iowa's eLibrary! There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available with new titles added all the time. Check out up to 3 titles at a time with your library card. Items are automatically returned when the checkout period has expired so there are never any overdue fines to worry about. Call or stop in the library if you have any questions.

LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress Library is an interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources available to empower people for job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. More than a database, LearningExpress Library helps entire communities jumpstart careers and education. Additional features of LearningExpress include Job & Career Accelerator, software tutorials, and introductory training courses on how to use a computer, search the internet and take advantage of social networking.

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Story Time

Join us on Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year. Children enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and creating crafts that follow a weekly theme.


Our Lego building session encourages participants to build creative themed structures that we love to display for everyone to see. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.


Gale Online Databases

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, science, health, home improvement, tourism, agriculture, business, communications, criminal justice, culinary, diversity, environment, fine arts, gender, magazines, newstand, library, military, Kids' InfoBits, and more.

Book  Club

​Do you enjoy reading a wide variety of books and discussing them with others? Our Book Club is the fourth Monday each month at 1 PM. Stop in the library to pick of a copy of the current book selection.

Book Club

Color and Connect

You are invited to our monthly coloring program for adults. Reduce stress, be creative and make friends. Check our upcoming events calendar for the next scheduled date.

Color and Connect

Hawkins Handcrafters

meet twice monthly from 1:00 to 3:00 PM the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Bring any handwork or hobby you are working on and join other crafty people to chat and be creative.

Monday morning is perfect for coffee at the library with your pals. Join us at 8 AM. And no charge for the coffee.

Monday Coffee

Family Friendly Movies

Did you know that we show movies at the library? Popular flicks are played every Wednesday afternoon during the summer and on early out days throughout the school year. And we serve fresh popcorn. Check our upcoming events calendar for dates.


Transparent LanguageTransparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.