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Meet Apollo!

Apollo, is our new library checkout system and catalog, powered by Biblionix.

You may notice some changes, and new capabilities when logging into your account. Such as: the availability to update your contact information, choosing how you receive notifications, placing items on hold, and renewing materials online.

If you have any difficulty logging onto your account. Please, call the library at 641-357-6133 or use Gabbie, our new talk to a librarian function.

Text 641-435-6348 to text-chat with a librarian. You can easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!


Fonziba Drums Wednesday June 27 @10:30am for Kids, 2pm for Teens & Adults

Draw into the rhythm and energy learning about and playing Jembe Drums. Wednesday June 27 Kids Program at 10:30am Adult and Teens 2:00pm

John Derryberry Tuesday July 10 @6:30pm

Tuesday July 10 Professional speaker and storyteller John Derryberry presents tools we can use to craft emotionally rich environments to help us live better lives.

Book Chat & Skype Session: The Boys in the Bunkhouse July 17 @12-1pm

Book discussion with author, Dan Barry during Book Chat July 17 @12-1pm discussing this year’s All Iowa Reads Book: The Boys in the Bunkhouse. This program is free and open to the public.  

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We have partnered with Niche Academy to offer brief online tutorials on our website featuring the library’s digital resources, social media and more! Learn how to check out an eBook, create a Facebook account, research your family history, find good book recommendations, learn a new language, and a whole lot more by clicking on the Tutorials link on the right side of the library’s website, or by by clicking View Tutorial anywhere on the website.

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by the Clear Lake Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or our mobile app. If you use our mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.