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      The Great American Read

      The Great American Read

      The Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped would like to invite you to join us in The Great American Read.  The Great American Read is an eight-part series airing on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as chosen by a national survey.  By joining The Great American Read, the Library will send you a series of ten special cartridges over the next few months.  Each cartridge will have ten of the 100 books from the Great American Read list.  You can vote for your favorite online and in October 2018 America’s best loved book will be revealed.  For more information on The Great American Read, you can go to And if you would like to participate with the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, please call the Library at 515-281-1323.

      Directors Forum

      Department for the Blind Director Emily Wharton will be hosting a regular discussion on the third Monday evening of every month. These meetings will take place from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the Director’s Conference Room at the IDB building. There will be a conference line for those unable to attend in person. The Call in number is 1–866–685–1580 and the conference code is 5152811299.

      Friends of the Library Fundraising Event

      Beginning April. 17 through June 1, Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped supporters can order Schwan's products. When you do, The Friends will receive 20% of proceeds. We will also receive 5% of items sold between June 1 and September 15.

      You can order one of two ways:
      ·        Call 1-888-SCH-WANS (1-888-724-9267) and order using the code 37027 .
      ·        Visit and select the items you want. Then enter the code 37027 when checking out

      Visit to view a catalogue of more than 300 high-quality, family-pleasing foods that are flash-frozen and delivered to your door. A subscription is not required.

      So sweeten your palate, enjoy some delicious food, and support The Friends. Founded in 2005, the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is an all volunteer, nonprofit group dedicated to supporting the Library's efforts to be the best. Visit the Friends' web site for the latest news -