Durant Branch

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The Durant Branch has been located in the City Hall building since 1981. 


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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Join fellow bibliophiles of all ages for the Walk and Talk Book Club, where we take a short walk through the community before stopping for snacks and discussion as a group. Check out a Playaway or download an audiobook, and meet in the Reading Garden at the Eldridge branch library. This event will be cancelled in the case of rain. 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

It's a weekly party where everyone is an artist. Stop in to create individual masterpieces and group projects using different mediums and techniques. Meet in the Reading Garden at the Eldridge branch library and dress for mess. All ages welcome. In the case of rain, this event will be cancelled. 

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00am

Meet Miss Kerri in parks around Scott County for stories, songs, & more! Best for ages 2-6, with a grownup. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Miss Kerri will have a sign to help you spot her. See the full schedule listed below.

Thursdays at 10:00am

June 17th--Fridley Memorial, Blue Grass (200 S. Moore St)

June 24th--Scott County Park Pool, Eldridge (meet at the shelter located between the pool and parking lot)

July 8th--Wescott Park, Walcott (across from the Splash Pad) (corner of W. James St & N. Parker St, 1 block west of Main St)

July 15th--Big Park/Marietta Park, Buffalo (329 Dodge St, the park next to the Buffalo [ Click Title for Full Article ]

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30pm

Put on your jammies and head to the Eldridge branch for an outdoors, in-person storytime! This event will be held in the Reading Garden; please bring a blanket or towel to sit on. The whole family can join in to wind down for the night. Plus, Elise the therapy dog will also join us.

Can't make it to Eldridge? Watch the virtual version on Facebook or YouTube--with or without an account.

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Monday, August 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors, DuTrac Community Credit Union!

Celebrate your summer of reading and learning at this fun & free glow-in-the-dark movie night. Stop by the Reading Garden of the Eldridge branch library starting at 7:00pm for crafts and snacks. Bring a blanket to sit on. The movie will start shortly after 8pm (rated PG, runtime 113 minutes, The Mitchells Vs. the Machines).

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Reading Colors Your World

Let reading Color Your World this summer during the 2021 Summer Reading Program! All ages are encouraged to sign up for this challenge. Be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in your world through virtual (both live and pre-recorded) and outdoor events, guided reading lists, and monthly challenges. 

Design your own challenge and fit reading into your summer schedule. Complete a combination of reading, activities, and events to earn prizes! Any reader who finishes 15 days of reading, participating in activities, or attending events in June will receive a free book and [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Durant Branch will be closed on Saturday, August 14. 

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You can now pay your library fines and fees with a credit card!  Just login with your library card number.A $3.00 minimum payment is required.