The Book End

The Book End

Gently used books, movies, and music located on the second floor of the Iowa City Public Library. Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Book End sells donated materials to benefit programs, collections, and services at the Iowa City Public Library, including the Art-to-Go collection and Children and Teen Summer Reading Programs.

Operating as usual

Photos from Iowa City Public Library's post 09/13/2021

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us! We appreciate you! 😄

06/23/2021

Thursday, July 1st, when you eat out at Goosetown, be sure to mention the Iowa City Public Library to enjoy delicious brunch/dinner and raise funds for the Library at the same time!

Thursday, July 1st, when you eat out at Goosetown, be sure to mention the Iowa City Public Library to enjoy delicious brunch/dinner and raise funds for the Library at the same time!

06/01/2021

Summer Reading Program with Iowa City Public Library 2021

Timeline Photos 05/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Every Thursday in May, when you order Pagliai's Pizza from 4-10 p.m., be sure to mention the Iowa City Public Library to enjoy delicious pizza and raise funds for the Library at the same time!
http://ow.ly/RLKd50ENKA6

05/06/2021

This #ThrowbackThursday we're celebrating that the Ped Mall fountain being back on by showing off the old fountain! This photo from 1980 shows the fountain before the building that now house the Graduate Hotel or Plaza Towers were constructed. You can even see the old Iowa City Public Library in the photo! Who remembers playing in this fountain?

Timeline Photos 03/10/2021

Timeline Photos

Pick up a special concession package of popcorn, candies, and beverages from FilmScene today and help grow the Library too! Thanks to this special partnership, every Friday in March, purchases of Kernels for Kindness bundles will result in a $5.00 donation to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. Reserve yours now! https://www.icpl.org/events/series/friends-foundation

Iowa City Public Library director Lolly Eggers remembered for innovation, dedication to patrons 03/01/2021

Iowa City Public Library director Lolly Eggers remembered for innovation, dedication to patrons

Iowa City Public Library director Lolly Eggers remembered for innovation, dedication to patrons IOWA CITY - As unimaginable as it might seem for the thousands of Iowa City Public Library patrons who have browsed the building in the last four decades, there was a time when the future of the facility wasn't in downtown Iowa City.

12/16/2020

Thank you to everyone who has ordered a Surprise Bunch of Books so far! Thank you for supporting the library. If you haven't bought a book bunch yet, order by Friday, December 18th to get your book bunches in time for the holidays!

We will be out of office starting December 24th! So get your books while you can! 😄

10/28/2020

Iowa City Public Library

The Book End is back and offering Surprise Bunches of Books! Let us know what you're looking for and we'll find the perfect bundle of books for you!

10/09/2020

Iowa City Public Library

Tomorrow is the last day to reserve your Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar refreshments package for Looking Forward, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Register here for a night of literary delight with NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan and bestselling author Lisa Scottoline! http://ow.ly/qgH350BMsK4

10/09/2020

Iowa City Public Library

Introduce your young reader to female voices and other intersectional identities through this fabulous #StaffPicks list of picture and early chapter books! http://ow.ly/ZM5z50BNAL8 #ReadWoke

10/05/2020

Iowa City Public Library

It was fun while it lasted. Curbside Pickup has its last day Mon Oct 5, then we're doing Lobby Grab & Go! It was great to enjoy the warmer months, waving at people on the street, and playing car bingo as patrons pulled up. Pickup your holds, get your printouts, or just wave! 👋

09/25/2020

We are back from our holiday break! So if you want your book bunch, order now!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book bunch so far! Your support helps the Iowa City Public Library! 🥰

Just in case you missed our first announcement, we are now offering Surprise Bunch of Books!

Price: $20 per book bunch (this includes 5 books)

Directions: Message us on The Book End's page or email us at [email protected] with a brief description of what you are looking for in your book bunch (genre, fiction or nonfiction, young adult, children’s, etc.). After your order has been confirmed we can set up a time for curbside pickup at the Iowa City Public Library.

Payment: We will accept payment through the ICPL donation page: https://icplff.ejoinme.org/surprisebunchofbooks

You can also PayPal us at paypal.me/helpIowaCityLibrary

society6.com 09/23/2020

Artist-Designed Wall Art, Home Decor, Tech and More | Society6

The Iowa City Public Library now has VOTE posters available on the online shop! 😃

https://society6.com/iowacitypubliclibrary

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09/22/2020

Iowa City Public Library

Books=Knowledge=Power! #LibraryCardSignUpMonth #ReadWoke

07/23/2020

Iowa City Public Library

All proceeds from the sale of products from the Iowa City Public Library's Society 6 shop benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

https://society6.com/iowacitypubliclibrary

07/07/2020

Scheels

➡️NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL NON-PROFIT⬅️

We would love YOUR HELP in telling us which local non-profits you would like to see us give to. Since our Family Fun Weekend featuring DockDogs can't happen this year we will be giving away a total of $10,000 to local non-profits to help continue strengthening our outstanding community.

Simply follow this link to nominate your favorite charities between June 29th and July 20th: https://bit.ly/scheelsgivesback

07/07/2020

Iowa City Public Library

This Summer's programming would not be possible without the help of our Business Partner of the Month, Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service! Thank you for your generosity and supporting literacy in your community!

06/01/2020

Iowa City Public Library

ICPL will begin offering #Curbside Holds Pick-Up by appointment starting June 4 on Mondays - Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information on this new service, how to make an appointment, and the safety guidelines we will be following, please see our latest blog post here: http://ow.ly/bDaN50zSYxu

[02/26/20]   A new display is up in The Book End, Get Animated, which features comic books, DVDs, and more!

[02/11/20]   The Health and Medicine Display is up in The Book End! Come check it out. 😃

01/17/2020

Thank you to Jeff Rudolph for donating 67 books to The Book End! We appreciate it! 🙂

01/16/2020

Iowa City Public Library

“Can I get a large pepperoni and a side of helping my favorite Library?” Order from Pagliai’s Pizza tonight (or any Thursday this month) to donate a portion of your ticket to ICPL! http://ow.ly/OnbK50xU7wN

01/09/2020

Iowa City Public Library

Want to stick with your New Year’s resolution and support your Library at the same time? Join Beth Beasley at Muddy Feet Yoga for a wholistic yoga session for a wholesome cause!

[01/07/20]   The Crime and Mystery display is now up in The Book End! Come find your next favorite thriller. 🔪💣⚰️📚

11/22/2019

Holidays are all about good food! Whether you're looking for the perfect holiday dish or you just want to expand your culinary horizons, you'll love our new cookbooks display in the Book End 🍲🍱🥘

11/05/2019

Whether you're a history buff or just looking for a great book, we think you'll love our new display!

[10/31/19]   Happy Halloween! Come by The Book End and pick out a spooky book to read. 👻👽🎃

10/28/2019

Iowa City Public Library

Happy Saturday, readers!

10/25/2019

Iowa City Public Library

Are you a crafter? We’re accepting donations of handmade items for the 8th annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar and Winter Book Sale. The event is Dec. 7, with donations accepted until Dec. 6. Find more information here: http://ow.ly/cewB50wNQ2Z

10/15/2019

Come check out our new display featuring books donated from MidWestOne Bank!

10/14/2019

MidWestOne Bank

📚A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our book drive this September!📚

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide The Book End in Iowa City Public Library with over 500 gently used books.

If you’re looking for some good reads this fall, consider stopping by – proceeds from The Book End directly support the library!

10/08/2019

[10/02/19]   Fiction for Fall is the new display now up in The Book End!

09/30/2019

Today is the last day to donate your gently used books at MidWest One Bank! Thank you to all that have already donated!

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