Logsden

Kara Logsden of the Iowa City Public Library explains the At Home program at the Lone Tree City Council.

The Iowa City Public Library offers services to Lone Tree residents that often are going unused because people don’t know they are available.

Kara Logsden, the library’s community and outreach coordinator, began the process of better promoting the library services in Lone Tree with a presentation to the City Council Monday night.

“It is the busiest library in the state of Iowa,” Logsden said.

Many of those services are available from home with an Iowa City library card. The library will mail library items to participants in the At Home program, including books, large print books, books on CD, CDs, DVDs and magazines. There is no charge for these services that are provided to people who are confined to their homes.

“For people who can’t come to the library, that’s a real nice service,” Logsden said.

Services available to all library card holders include online access to the New York Times, digital magazines, Consumer Reports and test preparation resources for SAT, ACT and postal service exams. Card holders also get access to streaming movies and can check out laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Lone Tree spends $17,721 for Iowa City library services in addition to $8,474 the city allocates for salaries at the Lone Tree library, which is shared with the Lone Tree schools.

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