Library Chat Podcast: June 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn June’s Library Chat Podcast, we discuss summer reads and how to decide what to read next.  We talk about the library’s Great Reading Challenge program and great podcasts to help you pick your next book to read.   For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library’s blog.

Podcasts Discussed:

Library News Podcast: June 2022

Join library staff for June’s Library News podcast which features information about the library’s Summer Reading Program, a Pride Month reading list, information about training available to educators from our Instructional Materials Center, announcing Iowa’s Braille Challenge finalists and information on great upcoming programs.

Library Chat Podcast: May 2022 – An Episode Featuring the Library Staff

Clip art image of headphonesThis month’s Library Chat Podcast is a special episode for us.  The library staff was asked to present at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in April.  We were asked to present on the extraordinary lengths the staff went through to keep the Library functioning during the pandemic. In addition, the we spoke about the library receiving the 2020 National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Network Library of the Year Award.

The presentation by the library staff reflects on what was accomplished by the library over these two years and what we learned from the challenges and opportunities those years presented. It is an amazing story that we wanted to share as part of our May Library Chat Podcast by including the audio recording of our presentation.  We would also like to extend a huge thank you our Friends of the Library for giving us the opportunity to tell our story.

Library News Podcast: May 2022

Join library staff for May’s Library News podcast which features Children’s Book Week, the Elizabeth Perowsky Volunteer Luncheon, and the Friends of the Library.  As well as the top ten fiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about Makerspace Monday, other upcoming Youth programs and ongoing library events and programs.

Library Chat Podcast: April 2022

Clip art image of headphonesIn April’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff members to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.  For April’s Library Chat Leslie Heinzler, Special Services Librarian joins us to talk about the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles.  For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library’s blog.

Podcast Discussed:

Unlikable Female Characters Episode 57

Books Discussed:  2022 All Iowa Reads Book Lists

Winners

Adult Title
The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny  BRN28392, LT13353, DBC19960

Teen Title
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo  YA BR Lon, YA LT Lon, DB103425

Children Title
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy  JBR O’Sh, JLT O’Sh, DBC19978

2022 All Iowa Reads Shortlists (other titles considered)

Adult Titles
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang  DB99144
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore  DB99620
The Monsters We Make by Kali White  DBC19959
Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth  DB98859
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal  DB95922
Love, Zac: small-town football and the life and death of an American boy by Reid Forgrave  DB101188

Teen Titles
Slay by Brittney Morris  DB99185
Displacement by Kiku Hughes
Camp by L.C. Rosen
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore  DB93530
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf  DB94195

Children Titles
Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte  BR23598, DB102083
Stand up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez  BR22981, DB94118
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks  JRB Mar, DB98670
Itch by Polly Farquhar

Library News Podcast: April 2022 – Happy National Library Week!

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Library News Podcast: April 2022

Join library staff for April’s Library News podcast which features National Library Week, Money Smart Week, National Poetry Month and National Volunteer month.  As well as, the top ten nonfiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about OverDrive’s Big Library Read and upcoming Youth programs and ongoing library events and programs.