library http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa City Library's Local Music Project Could Become Library Model http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-city-librarys-local-music-project-could-become-library-model <p>Despite changes in how Americans are listening to music, think Pandora or Spotify, people are still checking out physical CDs from libraries. A recent PEW report found that half of Americans visited a library last year, and 16 percent of them checked out music.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But just as libraries are introducing eBooks to readers – librarians are also trying to figure out how to get digital music to library goers. Iowa City has launched a digital music library that focuses on its local music scene.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Clay Masters 27732 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa City Library's Local Music Project Could Become Library Model Libraries Awarded for Community Service http://iowapublicradio.org/post/libraries-awarded-community-service <p>The National Medal for Museum and Library service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums or libraries for service to the community. &nbsp;This year there were two winners in Iowa. Both the Marshalltown Public Library and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids have connected with their communities in some innovative ways. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:43:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 20084 at http://iowapublicradio.org Libraries Awarded for Community Service Iowa Libraries http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-libraries <p>Do you need a special cake pan for that birthday that&rsquo;s coming up? Something to scare the birds out of your cherry trees? Seeds for heirloom tomatoes? You might want to check your local library. Join host Charity Nebbe as we talk about the changing role of libraries in the internet age and some of the more unusual things you can check out from libraries around the state.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 108 at http://iowapublicradio.org