Colfax Public Library

Colfax Public Library The Colfax Public Library is open Monday 11-8, Tuesday 2-6, Wednesday 11-6, Thursday 2-6, Friday 11-6 and Saturday 9-Noon.

Here is a funny book. If you like it we have it at the Colfax Public Library to check out. We are doing curbside check o...
05/26/2020
Turkey Trouble read by Marc Maron

Here is a funny book. If you like it we have it at the Colfax Public Library to check out. We are doing curbside check out so just give us a call with a list or we can pick books for you. Movies too!

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea--what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect d...

I need to get this book for the library. It is a good one, especially read by Elijah Wood! I love the illustrations.
05/21/2020
Me and My Cat read by Elijah Wood

I need to get this book for the library. It is a good one, especially read by Elijah Wood! I love the illustrations.

Late one night Nicholas sees a witch enter his bedroom and hears her say some magic words. When he wakes up the next morning, it doesn't take him long to realize something very strange is going on -- especially when he pulls at his whiskers!

Here is another classic story book brought to you by Storyline Online. Sorry it has been a few days since I have posted ...
05/18/2020
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother read by Melissa Gilbert

Here is another classic story book brought to you by Storyline Online. Sorry it has been a few days since I have posted a new story! This is read by Melissa Gilbert.
Enjoy!! Thanks for liking the Colfax Public Library.

Tricia can't stand her rotten redheaded older brother Richie, who can do everything better than she can. So when her grandmother tells her a wish made on a shooting star will come true, she knows exactly what to wish for - to be able to do something, anything, better than Richie.

This story is about a little girl with an unusual ailment. Are your kids tired of watching television? Have them check o...
05/08/2020
A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

This story is about a little girl with an unusual ailment. Are your kids tired of watching television? Have them check out this Storyline Online. Please share this post.

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the ther kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact she is so worried that she's about to break out in... A Bad Case of Stripes

Another wonderful picture book to enjoy! Benedict loves honey but he finds out he has to do some things to please the be...
05/06/2020
Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

Another wonderful picture book to enjoy! Benedict loves honey but he finds out he has to do some things to please the bees to get his daily ration of honey. It's a win win situation!
If you would like some picture books to take home for your kids just give us a call and we can pick out an assortment for curbside delivery.

Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. He makes honey toast for breakfast, bakes honey cake in the afternoon, and drinks honey tea before bed. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on st...

These are just some of the new books we have at the library ready for check out. Call us at 515-674-3625 or email us at ...
05/06/2020

These are just some of the new books we have at the library ready for check out. Call us at 515-674-3625 or email us at [email protected] and we will get your order ready for curbside delivery!

Enjoy today's book about a little raccoon who didn't want to go to school.
05/04/2020
The Kissing Hand read by Barbara Bain

Enjoy today's book about a little raccoon who didn't want to go to school.

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

This is a wonderful book read by a great lady! Enjoy and please share so others can take advantage of this post. We need...
04/30/2020
Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White

This is a wonderful book read by a great lady! Enjoy and please share so others can take advantage of this post. We need everyone to Like the Colfax Public Library page.

Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything…except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away.

I recently read this book. It is an old story but a classic. I think your child will enjoy it and be cheering for Sylves...
04/29/2020
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott

I recently read this book. It is an old story but a classic. I think your child will enjoy it and be cheering for Sylvester!

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott, written and illustrated by William Steig. Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the Garbage Barge! This mostly true and completely stinky story is sure to make you s...

Hi all storybook fans! This is the newest story to be added to Storyline Online. These stories come to life as they are ...
04/23/2020
Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! - Storyline Online

Hi all storybook fans! This is the newest story to be added to Storyline Online. These stories come to life as they are read by these actors and actresses. Please share this post. Thanks!

Mo Romero is a zombie who loves nothing more than growing, cooking, and eating vegetables. Tomatoes? Tantalizing. Peppers? Pure perfection! The problem? Mo’s parents insist that their niño eat only zombie cuisine, like arm-panadas and finger foods. They tell Mo over and over that zombies don’t ...

I'm not sure why the photo doesn't match the story being read sometimes. But today's story is the Hula-Hoopin Queen read...
04/22/2020
The Hula-Hoopin' Queen - Storyline Online

I'm not sure why the photo doesn't match the story being read sometimes. But today's story is the Hula-Hoopin Queen read by Oprah Winfrey. Remember to all parents of children that need something to read we are now doing curbside service. Call with your requests or we can pick books out for you. Please share this post so it reaches more people. Thank you!

Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin’ Queen of 139th Street. But then Mama reminds her that today is their neighbor Miz Adeline’s birthday, and Kameeka has a ton of chores to do to get ready for the party they are hosting. Kameeka’...

Enjoy this wonderful story!
04/21/2020
Stellaluna read by Pamela Reed

Enjoy this wonderful story!

When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many amazing things this little fruit bat must learn to do.

Today's story. Sorry this is late.
04/20/2020
When A Dragon Moves In - Storyline Online

Today's story. Sorry this is late.

If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. And that’s exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is busy with her book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows. But no …

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04/20/2020

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This book is hilarious! I hope your kids enjoy this online story time. Remember to check every weekday around 2pm for a ...
04/16/2020
Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd

This book is hilarious! I hope your kids enjoy this online story time. Remember to check every weekday around 2pm for a new story.

Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd and written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut - round, cakey, iced and sprinkled, with a hole in the middle. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored.....

We will be posting a new story every day during the week by 2pm to kids that love a good story!
04/15/2020
Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling

We will be posting a new story every day during the week by 2pm to kids that love a good story!

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well...

In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, we're pleased to announce that libraries will have access to simultaneous u...
04/03/2020

In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, we're pleased to announce that libraries will have access to simultaneous use ebook and audiobook versions of the first Harry Potter book in every available language. The title will be available for free - with no waitlists - to our library partners worldwide throughout the month of April.

Enjoy #HarryPotterAtHome! The #ebook and #audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (US) is available for unlimited access through our OverDrive digital collection in the month of April.

Download Libby to unlock the magic.

The Colfax Public Library will now be closed through April 30th. Remember that digital books can be downloaded with the ...
04/02/2020
New Cover Home — Colfax Public Library

The Colfax Public Library will now be closed through April 30th. Remember that digital books can be downloaded with the Libby App and a valid library card from the comfort of your own home if you have WiFi. If you don't have a card or it doesn't' seem to work please give us a call at 515-674-3625 so we can help you get started. The Bridges consortium has over 70,000 books, audio books and magazines to choose from. There is also a link to Bridges on our website which is www.colfax.lib.ia.us

04/02/2020
Magician Daniel Lusk

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1838205589644905

This video is free for public libraries to post on their page or websites. In this video Magician Daniel Lusk and his sidekick Twinky the Magical Bunny teaches kids how to wash their hands, why we need to stay home, and talks to them about their feelings. Daniel also does two magic tricks and gives parents a link to download free coloring pages of Twinky.

This video may only be used by public libraries. If your library does share or use this video, please send us a message and let us know for our records. Libraries can find out more about our programs at www.summerlibraryshows.com If any other organizations would like to use this video, please contact us at www.daniellusk.com and use the contact form.

03/28/2020

A HUGE thank you to whoever cut down the grasses in the shrub beds at the library and hauled away the trash bag with all the debris! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Need something to read? Stop by the library to grab a book from our Free Little Library in a bin.
03/21/2020

Need something to read? Stop by the library to grab a book from our Free Little Library in a bin.

Stop by the library to grab a book to read!
03/21/2020

Stop by the library to grab a book to read!

With a valid Colfax Library card you can download ebooks, audio books and magazines. The limit has been raised to 5 sinc...
03/19/2020

With a valid Colfax Library card you can download ebooks, audio books and magazines. The limit has been raised to 5 since so many libraries are closed right now. Bridges has over 100,000 items and it is open 24/7. Use the Libby App. Call 515-674-3625 if you live in Colfax and you want to take advantage of this wonderful service. There is also a link on our website which is colfax.lib.ia.us.

Due to the public health disaster proclamation the Colfax Public Library will be closed starting today through March 31s...
03/17/2020

Due to the public health disaster proclamation the Colfax Public Library will be closed starting today through March 31st. We will re-evaluate at that time. Any and all materials that are checked out will not be due until we reopen. If you are through with your books or movies they can be placed in the book return outside. We will be emptying it daily. Ebooks and audiobooks and magazines can be downloaded for free with a valid Colfax Library card. If you need a card please call us at 515-674-3625. We can give you a number over the phone. Also WiFi is available outside of the library at the curb or front steps. The password will be posted on the front door. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call. We will post updates on Facebook and our website which is colfax.lib.ia.us

Miss Iowa, Emily Tinsman came to the Colfax Library today and provided songs, stories, activities and a craft. The kids ...
03/05/2020

Miss Iowa, Emily Tinsman came to the Colfax Library today and provided songs, stories, activities and a craft. The kids loved meeting her!

Miss Iowa Emily Tinsman will be bringing music, stories and a craft for kids at 3:30 on Wednesday, March 4th. Come meet ...
02/25/2020

Miss Iowa Emily Tinsman will be bringing music, stories and a craft for kids at 3:30 on Wednesday, March 4th. Come meet Miss Iowa! She will be available for pictures afterwards.

This little girl came to 5 story-times, filled her punch card and earned a free book to keep! Toddler storytime is on Tu...
01/29/2020

This little girl came to 5 story-times, filled her punch card and earned a free book to keep! Toddler storytime is on Tuesday mornings at 10am. The kids listen to rhymes, stories, songs and also do a simple craft. Come join us when you can.

Don’t forget to come to the Colfax Public Library to “check out” our movies, books and services!
01/28/2020

Don’t forget to come to the Colfax Public Library to “check out” our movies, books and services!

01/17/2020

The Colfax Library will be closed today, Friday, January 17th due to the winter storm.

08/22/2019

Toddler story time is starting up again!

Join us Tuesday, August 27th at 10am.

Ages 0-5yo

The Colfax Library will be participating in the Home Run Reader Program with the Iowa Cubs this summer. We will reward t...
04/03/2019

The Colfax Library will be participating in the Home Run Reader Program with the Iowa Cubs this summer. We will reward two Iowa Cubs tickets to kids that meet his/her reading goals during the library summer reading program. The Iowa Cubs game for Jasper County residents will be on Sunday, July 28th at 1:00PM against the Round Rock Express. Reading logs to get started will be available anytime after school is over at the Colfax Public Library!

Magna Tiles masterpiece!
03/05/2019

Magna Tiles masterpiece!

02/26/2019

Bring your little ones to Toddler Story Time! Tuesday 10AM at the Colfax Library

Address

25 W. Division St.
Colfax, IA
50054

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00

Telephone

+15156743625

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