"Kudos!" Archive

Osceola Public Library, on their 100th Anniversary!

Fontantelle Public Library, for their addition and renovation.

Shenandoah Public Library, for their new mobile website.

Exira Public Library, recipient of a Carver Trust grant for their building/renovation project.

Avoca Public Library, which used a donation to purchase an AWE early literacy computer station.

The Glenwood Public Library Staff, who received an award from the Glenwood Area chamber for their excellent customer service!

Clarinda Lied Public Library, who initiated the SWILSA online classroom for public programming with a session about WILBOR ebooks.

Shenandoah Public Library, recipient of a $410,000 Vision Iowa grant for their building project--especially for the "greening" of the project.

Kris Laidley of Stuart Public Library who handed out 20 copies of The Hunger Games on World Book Night (April 23)

The following library staff from Southwest who recently received Certification for the first time through the Iowa Library Services certification program:  Frankie Hannan, Missouri Valley; Jessica Warembourg, Corydon; Catherine Calaway, Randolph; and Dorothy Marckmann, Fontanelle. 

The libraries on Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip schedule!  Southwest libraries are Anita, Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Fontanelle, Guthrie Center, Humeston, Logan, Mount Ayr, Sidney and Villisca. 

Clarinda Public Library for passing their bond issue with 69% of the vote and to Bayard Public Library for passing their levy by 61%.

Glidden Public Library, on receiving a $120,000 gift from a lifelong Glidden resident -- monies to be used for books and educational materials.

Clarinda Lied Public Library, recipient of $1000 grant from Alliant Energy for a disc repair machine.

Red Oak Public Library, on their new addition/renovation!

Clarinda Lied Public Library, who received a $500.00 to support their book babies programming and a $1,900.00 grant for a mobile gaming cart.

The Exira Public Library for receipt of a $200,000 USDA grant.

The recipients of the SWILSA Vision Awards 2010:  Serena Riesgaard (Avoca Public Library), Atlantic Public Library Board of Trustees, Malvern Public Library Board of Trustees, and the Council Bluffs Public Library Board of Trustees.

Marcia and Sue, recipients of a special Vision Award from the SWILSA Board and Administrator.

Shenandoah Public Library for their new Homebound Delivery Service.

Family History and Genealogy Center of the Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn for the Danish Brotherhood Death Index now available on the Museum's website.

Guthrie County Libraries, who purchased a shared door counter, using community grant funding.

Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library in Guthrie Center, recipient of a $3500 community block grant for enhancements to their children's department.

Atlantic Public Library, recipient of a grant to digitize the local newspaper.

Menlo Public Library (which is now accredited) for receipt of a Libri Foundation grant of $1070 for children's books.


Libraries in SW who have been awarded a "Smart Investing @ Your LIbrary" grant: Anita, Bayard, Chariton, Creston, Hamburg and Leon.

Public Resource Technology Center in Orient for their Cooking Classes, which have averaged more than 20 for each class!

Clarinda Lied Public Library, who received an $800 grant for library storage and the Adult Summer Reading Program from the Endowed Funds of Southwest Iowa.  The library has also now installed their 32" public information display!

Menlo Public Library, whose Friends group secured a $1000 grant from netINS for the library.

Corning Public Library for receipt of a $5000 grant from the community foundation for books and DVDs.

Gibson Memorial Library in Creston, on receipt of grant for books from the local group, "Youth Answering the Call of the Community."

The Shenandoah Public Library, for their flash-based running "ads" of announcements on their website.

Public Resource Technology Center in Orient:  they have successfully switched automation systems, and their catalog is now online.

Public Resource Technology Center in Orient on their 10th anniversary!

Kathi Wagner, Red Oak Public Library, recipient of the Vision Award 2009!

Glenwood Public Library Board of Trustees, recipient of the Vision Award 2009!

Menlo Public Library more than doubled their circulation during the past fiscal year.

Shenandoah Public Library now has on their website a "crawl"  with the covers of the books as they are returned--the virtual equivalent of that cart with returned books, ready to be shelved.

Menlo Public Library received a grant from netins for a digital projector.

Red Oak Public Library, who will break ground for the library addition on May 26.

Lied Public Library in Clarinda (Summer Reading Program) and Lied Public Library in Essex (computers) also received grants from endowed funds of SW Iowa

Libraries who have recently received grant funding, for everything from books to computers to upgrading elevators:

bullet Stanton Public Library
bullet Shenandoah Public Library
bullet Villisca Public Library
bullet Missouri Valley Public Library

Woodbine Public Library, celebrating its 100th year!

Mondamin Public Library, on its 75th birthday!

Public Resource Technology Center in Orient, for securing over $4500 in grant funds for new children's books.

Public Resource Technology Center in Orient for co-sponsoring the "Family Storyteller" program with ISU Extension.

Humeston Public Library (and Lamoni and Leon) received a grant to take early childhood literacy programs out of the library and into daycares and the community.

Humeston Public Library  The Board and Director invited the city council and city workers to a soup supper at the library to show them what it had to offer.

Public Resource Technology Center (Orient)  On Creston radio one of their patrons mentioned the audiobook he was listening to had been downloaded from the public library.

Walnut Public Library--Sending holiday bookmarks with books that are going to service men and women in the Gulf

Anita Public Library for its "early out" programs.  They have as many as 58 of the school's 90 elementary school students at the programs.

Pat Means, Villisca Public Library for presentations at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, in Sacramento

Humeston Public Library Board of Trustees, recipients of the Vision Award 2008.

Jeannie Stone, Director of the Bayard Public Library, recipient of the Vision Award 2008

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