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.

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Here is a story for the kids with a happy ending! Keep on reading.
11/02/2020
Quackenstein Hatches a Family read by Kristen Bell

Here is a story for the kids with a happy ending! Keep on reading.

Crack open this tale of family and fright, as cute as it is creepy. All the animals in the zoo have friends and family to play with and love. All of them, that is, except Quackenstein. Lonely and bitter in his ramshackle corner, he decides to adopt an egg. He cares for it diligently, waiting until t...

Read about the heroes of 9/11 at the Colfax Library
09/11/2020

Read about the heroes of 9/11 at the Colfax Library

Come check out new arrivals at the library. These two picture books are wonderful stories and beautifully illustrated. T...
08/28/2020

Come check out new arrivals at the library. These two picture books are wonderful stories and beautifully illustrated. They are both about a storm that comes, how people and animals make it through the storm by coming together and helping each other.

08/26/2020

There is a nonprofit organization called COVID Recovery Iowa that has so many great resources. Free counseling, Covid-19 legal aid, a weekly newsletter with lots of links to assistance for the aftermath of the Derecho. Go to COVID Recovery Iowa on Facebook and like it to get updates.

Wonder Woman wants you to lasso up your own library card! Get one during #LibraryCardSignupMonth this September!
08/24/2020

Wonder Woman wants you to lasso up your own library card! Get one during #LibraryCardSignupMonth this September!

Here are some of the new books at the library. Stop in to browse! We also have movies to check out. We are still doing c...
08/22/2020

Here are some of the new books at the library. Stop in to browse! We also have movies to check out. We are still doing curbside service if you don’t want to come in. Just call us at 515-674-3625.

This is such a cute story and Lily Tomlin really brings it to life!
08/01/2020
Hey, That's My Monster read by Lily Tomlin

This is such a cute story and Lily Tomlin really brings it to life!

When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: “So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe” How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster’s familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone...

Need a good book to read? Stop into the Colfax Library and check out our new arrivals!
07/30/2020

Need a good book to read? Stop into the Colfax Library and check out our new arrivals!

Kids can read books and earn prizes at the Colfax Public Library! Come into today to pick up your reading log and get st...
07/22/2020

Kids can read books and earn prizes at the Colfax Public Library! Come into today to pick up your reading log and get started.

Here is a new story for kids to enjoy. The Colfax Library is now open to the public. We have resumed our normal hours. C...
07/03/2020
Mice Twice read by Ty Burrell

Here is a new story for kids to enjoy. The Colfax Library is now open to the public.
We have resumed our normal hours. Come on in! Pick up a reading log for your kids to earn prizes!

A round of uneasy hospitality results when Mouse and Dog arrive at Cat’s house for dinner. Watch all of our videos at http://storylineonline.net

The link for "Fairy Tales Forever" is:  https://vimeo.com/425607525The password is:  BigBadWolf_2020This is the Colfax P...
06/17/2020
Fairy Tales Forever by Jester Puppets

The link for "Fairy Tales Forever" is: https://vimeo.com/425607525

The password is: BigBadWolf_2020

This is the Colfax Public Library's online puppet show for kids to watch since we can't meet in person. This show is available now through August 31st and can be watched as many times as you want. It is a wonderful puppet show and movie blending classic fairy tale characters. It even has a joust in it. The Jester Puppets are a local troupe that also do jousting during the Renaissance Fair at Sleepy Hollow. Enjoy and please share with your Facebook friends to help get the word out. Thank you.

Jester Puppets' virtual program for summer of 2020. Available for libraries' Summer Reading Programs and more.

The Colfax Library is having an online Magic Show and Magic Workshop by Mike Prestby. He is a local magician that has pe...
06/06/2020

The Colfax Library is having an online Magic Show and Magic Workshop by Mike Prestby. He is a local magician that has performed for us before and does an awesome job!
Please use the following links to enjoy the show! https://youtu.be/IXB2TLptqIo Magic Show available through June 30th. https://youtu.be/MceWIX3h0q0 Magic Workshop available through August 31st. Please share this to get the word out to the Colfax community. Thanks!!

This is a great story narrated by a boy who was able to overcome the sad circumstances of his life for a time thanks to ...
05/30/2020
How I Learned Geography read by Ed O'Neill

This is a great story narrated by a boy who was able to overcome the sad circumstances of his life for a time thanks to a beautiful map.

Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless roo...

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

Colfax Public Library's cover photo

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.

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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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Are you guys open to the public yet?