Free Summer Programs at the Norma Anders Public Library

We're finalizing plans for this summer's programming line-up. This year's theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path and we're planning daytime and evening events for all ages along with fun reading challenges. Use these links for more information: Summer Programs      Events Calendar    Reading Challenges.

Be Your Own Historian Program, Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

If you have been enjoying reading recent posts on Facebook about the history of Dysart, this session will teach you how you can do your own family and community research. Join us for a short presentation on the free resources available in Tama and Benton counties, followed by an open computer lab time where you can start searching old newspapers for yourself. Presented by Carrie Koster of


Community Input

We are in the process of developing new goals to better serve our community and the surrounding area. We need your input and will soon be asking you to complete surveys and provide suggestions for services and programs. Please feel free to share any ideas with staff. Use this link to complete the Community Impact Survey

Weekly Children's Programs

We're bringing back some of our favorite kids' programs and trying a few that are new! We're also trying a new format, offering programs for a week rather than just one day, allowing more kids to participate. Use the following links for more information on these kids' programs: Bibliomania!, Kids Build!, STEM Centers, Story Walk & STEAM Centers, and Creation Stations.

Links: For Children                 Events Calendar

Preschool Stories & More 

Join us Wednesday mornings starting September 8 at 10 a.m. for music, movement, interactive stories and more. Children aged birth through preschool and their caregivers will have fun learning with music, finger plays, flannel stories and picture books.  Afterwards, stay and play in our children’s area. Connect with other parents and caregivers while your littles explore, create, build, and make new friends. 

Adult Programs

Use this link to view information about our on-going adult programs

Computer Lab 

Our computer lab is fully open. Time limits may be enforced if stations are full.

No-Contact Curbside & Front Desk Pickup

Patrons can request no-contact curbside or front desk pickup by calling the library at (319) 476-5210. Staff are happy to make suggestions and pull books for you. You can also place reserves for specific titles by logging into your account via the online catalog or by requesting items over the phone.  We can include MakerSpace To-Go kits upon request.