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Dear Parents!

Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child!  Below is all the information you’ll need to login to the collection:

Contact the library staff for the username and password. Call 515-386-2835

BRIDGES: Iowa’s eLibrary



 Do you have an eReader or like to read books on your mobile device or tablet?   Do you listen to books as you travel, commute to work, exercise, or work around the house or yard?  Now you can choose from more than 16,500 eBooks and 7,500 audiobooks and download them FREE to your  PC, MAC, and mobile devices with free desktop and mobile apps.


 Many titles offer multiple copies for checkout, and users can request to be emailed or automatically check out items when they become available. Digital content is borrowed for a set period of time and titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period with no late fees.


This service is powered by OverDrive, which supports all major computers and devices and is free for patrons with their library card. To view participating libraries and start downloading audiobooks & eBooks, visit

 BRIDGES - Downloadable eBooks  e-Reader

Do you have an e-Reader?  iPodNow you can download FREE books to your device!!  



                BRIDGES - Downloadable Audiobooks

Ask the Library for more details about downloading eBooks and Audiobooks using your library card and the BRIDGES website!  It's FREE!!



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How valuable is our local library?  Click here to go to as mentioned in the Greene County Living article.  Use this cool calculator tool created by the Massachusetts Library Association!!




IowaClick here for a list of Iowa Authors at the Jefferson Library   

If you know of Iowa authors in our collection that we've missed, please let us know!

List compiled by Mikki Schwarzkopf, Library Volunteer



How well do you know Greene County?  

Click here and see if you can tell where in Greene County these pictures were taken!!




E-Mail Reminders!

E-mail reminders are sent three days before items are due to remind you to return or renew the items.  E-mail reminders are also sent when an item is more than one week overdue, as well as when a book that you have put on reserve becomes available.  You may also be notified about the items on your child's account.   If you are interested in this new service, just give us your e-mail address next time you visit the library!


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