Join this year-long reading challenge for adults!
An enchanting tale of secrets, lost souls, lonely strangers, and how the right flock can guide you home.
Sink your teeth into these novels that combine a satisfying love story with culinary competitions.
BrainFuse HelpNow is an on-demand learning platform for all ages that you can access with your Carnegie-Stout Public Library card.
Two new books out this October that feature very different murder mysteries in outer space.
The purr-fect list for cat-loving comic readers.
A C-SPL staff review of “In the Dream House,” a revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by award-winning author Carmen Maria Machado.
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Happy Pride Month everyone! What better way could we celebrate than by reading books together? There are lots of wonderful titles for all ages that celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices and promote love for ourselves and others. The following are recent releases […]
by Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated every May to recognize the contributions of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander-Americans. It is the perfect time of year to add more diverse voices to your bookshelf so you can celebrate these individuals all year […]
Start your fitness journey by visiting the library to borrow a Fitness Kit.
by Ryan Banks, Adult Services Are you a fan of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and eagerly anticipating the long awaited sixth volume, “Winds of Winter”? The bad news is that fans have been waiting over a decade for the next installment of Martin’s […]
Whether or not travel plans are in your future, you can expand and open your world now by learning a new language.
by Sarah Smith, Adult Services I tore through “Like a Sister,” the latest novel by Kellye Garrett, in a single weekend and it kept me guessing right up to the end. I highly recommend this stand-alone story to anyone who enjoys a mystery packed with […]
by Ryan Bankson Looking for a good mystery? Here’s one librarian’s take on the five best mysteries that C-SPL has to offer.
Celebrate all things fandom throughout the month of January at JanFanCon!
By Ryan Bankson, Adult Services Experience an otherworldly presence, a family overcome with unimaginable anguish, and a séance gone awry. To make things even more unsettling, this all takes place in the White House, and is supposedly based upon real events. Happy Spooktober, one and […]
Reading recommendations for every age group in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services In March of 2020 the world very suddenly became a place of confusion, uncertainty, and more than a little fear. The Covid-19 pandemic changed almost everything very quickly, and none of us really knew what might happen next. It was […]
The library is here to help local entrepreneurs and small business owners! Whether you’re currently running your own business or aspiring to do so, the library has resources to help you succeed, like the Small Business Reference Center. The Small Business Reference Center is an […]
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services In 1993, a book featuring two teen girls falling in love created a controversy in the town where I lived, and copies of the books were removed from libraries and even burned in protest. This incident left an impression on […]
If you haven’t tried the Libby app yet, here are 10 great reasons why you should.
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services “The Boyfriend Project” by Farrah Rochon was one of my favorite reads over the last year, and I am genuinely excited that on Thursday, May 20, Farrah Rochon herself will have a virtual event for Carnegie-Stout Public Library! You can […]
Money Smart Week is April 10-17. Get valuable financial advice from experts for free.
My name is Sherlock Holmes, Esq., and it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to apply as a consulting detective for one of my upcoming cases.
Most people are aware that you can borrow more than just books from the library. Our collection also includes the digital library as well as non-traditional items and technology items, like Kindle Fire tablets, which are available for check out from the Maker Space. Kindles […]
Tax Forms & Printing at Carnegie-Stout Public LibraryThe Iowa Department of Revenue is not distributing paper tax instruction booklets through Carnegie-Stout Public Library this year, and the selection from the IRS is very limited. Library staff can help you find tax forms and instructions online […]
Below are some ways you can get started on the next step in your career or job search. If you have questions or need assistance, the librarians at the Reference Desk on the second floor are happy to help. You can visit in person, call […]
The library is pleased to offer tours for groups interested in learning more about how to use the library and its resources. *Please Note: Tours may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions. * The Youth Services Department conducts tours for day cares, schools, scout troops, […]
Are you planning to attend college? Check out these college prep resources to help you get started on the right foot: Preparation Checklists Are you a student? A parent? An adult thinking about going back to school? Want to know how to prepare for college […]