Groundbreaking News in 1986

Picture of Cornerstone

The collections and the support for the library grew that it was time for a bigger building. The image shows an August 1986 article from the Coralville Weekly Courier about the groundbreaking for the new building for the ever-growing Coralville Public Library.

NOTE: What is pictured isn’t the full article; please click the link to read the rest of the article.

Citation can be found on a Google Doc at this link: https://bit.ly/3cJs3jQ 

Spotlight on First Library Director

The image is of an old article from the Coralville Public Library's first Library Director.  Citation: Coralville Librarian--Mrs. Schaub. (1971, February 25). Coralville Courier, pp. 3. Retrieved from https://coralville.advantage-preservation.com/viewer/?k=library&i=f&d=01011968-12311989&m=between&ord=k1&fn=coralville_courier_usa_iowa_coralville_19710225_english_3&df=1&dt=10&cid=2841

In this article from 1971 from the Coralville Courier, the Library Director Jean Schwab talks about the growth of the library since they opened their doors in September of 1965. The article talks about an expansion to include a study space as well as an auditorium for storytimes.

NOTE: What is pictured isn’t the full article; please click the link to read the rest of the article.

Citation can be found on a Google Doc at this link: https://bit.ly/3cJs3jQ

Community Support Grows

The image shows library director Jean Schwab & volunteer Virginia Wenman hold a poster listing the first 130 families who registered for a library card at the new Coralville Public Library. Citation: Coralville Public Library [@coralpublibrary]. (2015, May 21). Library director Jean Schwab holds a poster listing the first 130 families who registered at the new Coralville Public Library #throwbackthursday #libraryhistory #coralville #cpl50years #cplhistory [Instagram photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/29k_gMrPg7

The community support grows. It grew so rapidly that the library moved from its previous location in the basement of City Hall next to the Coralville Recreation Center. The image shows library director Jean Schwab & volunteer Virginia Wenman hold a poster listing the first 130 families who registered for a library card.

Citation can be found on a Google Doc at this link: https://bit.ly/3cJs3jQ