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Cresco Public Library Annual Used Book Sale is This Weekend!
Book Sale: Thursday, April 27, 5-8 p.m.; Friday, April 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
We are preparing for our annual used book sale fund-raising event! The used book sale is sponsored by Friends of the Cresco Public Library at the end of April each year. Proceeds from the sale benefit the funding of our eLibrary, BRIDGES! This year, the annual used book sale takes place Thursday, April 27 from 5-8 p.m. (Please note: Cresco Public Library closes at 5 p.m. Thursdays, but on April 27, the south entrance doors will be open to allow the public to enter the library and go downstairs to the Program Room, where the book sale takes place). Additional dates for the book sale are Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Book sale prices: Adult Books: Hardcover: $1 per book. Paperback: 50 cents per book. Children's Books: Hardcover: 50 cents per book. Paperback: 25 cents per book. All electronic media: $1. Saturday: $2 bag sale from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.!
Children meet Splat the Cat at Cresco Public Library
Thank You For Making National Library Week A Success
Thank you, everyone, for celebrating National Library Week with us! Your testimonials and support mean a great deal to us, and we hope to continue to serve your information needs far into the future! We will keep our special 'Staff Spotlight' and library testimonials display up for one more week, so be sure to stop by and check it out, and add your own testimonial! Because of you, Libraries Transform!
Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society is awarded grant; box made to preserve & display Beadle family Bible
The Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society, with the help of a City of Cresco Travel and Tourism grant, had a box made to preserve and display the Beadle family Bible. The Bible, on extended loan, was given to the Genealogy Society and the Cresco Public Library by Judge John McKay, great-great grandson of Augustus and Eliza Beadle, founder of Cresco, last summer during the town's Sesquicentennial celebration. The Bible, published in Philadelphia in 1815, contains the marriage records of Augustus' parents Daniel and Clara (Powers) Beadle and the birth records of Augustus and his brother John Henry. Pictured from left: Genealogy Society members Jan Strike, Jan Wearda, Don Wearda, Dave Matt, whose business Wildflower Art & Frame furnished the box, Cresco Public Library Director Carmen Buss, and Genealogy Society member Judy Strike.