DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 20, 2020) — Although more than 60 years have passed since the first National Library Week celebration, the original goals of celebrating libraries, promoting reading for leisure, improving incomes and health, and developing strong and happy family life, are still relevant today.

If you're out of school and looking for something to do during your winter break, stop by Davenport Public Library's Fairmount Branch (3000 N. Fairmount Street). The Youth Services Department has planned two fun parties for kids and families.

On Tuesday, December 22, from 2 - 4 p.m., celebrate the holidays at our "Holiday Party." Decorate cookies, create amazing crafts, and meet new friends. Take home all of your creations to give as presents!

On Tuesday, December 29, from 2 - 4 p.m., visit the Fairmount Branch for our first-ever "Snow a Thon!" Come in out of the snow and cold to enjoy hot cocoa and marshmallows while watching movies like "Frosty the Snowman" and making fun winter crafts.

Registration is not required for either event - the more the merrier! For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com


The Davenport Public Library has just received word that the big man from the North Pole will once again be visiting the Library this holiday season!

Santa Claus will be making three very special trips to the Main Library (321 Main Street) on Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19, from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Due to Santa's popularity, we ask that all families be in line by 2:45.

Children will receive a FREE photo with Santa, a candy cane, a book, and a goodie-bag. Don't forget to come early and see Santa arrive in his special sleigh!

Wells Fargo Bank and Davenport Printing Company sponsor this jolly event. For more information, call 563-326-7832, or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.