Check It Out! The Coralville Public Library Photograph Collection

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Title

Check It Out! The Coralville Public Library Photograph Collection

Description

The public library in Coralville, Iowa was established by the City Council on April 6, 1965 and first opened its doors to the public on September 12 of the same year. From that point on, the Coralville Public Library has been on a constant path of growth and change, much like the city of Coralville itself.

The Coralville Public Library Photograph Collection includes images of the different buildings, programs, events, and types of resources the library has used to serve the local community over the years. The collection also shows the library staff members, board members, community supporters and volunteers who made these resources and services possible.

Descriptions for each image were written by Rachel Black and Wendy Stevenson using information from the donors, past and current library staff members and volunteers, and the primary sources listed below. If users of this database have additional information about the images or notice discrepancies, they are encouraged to reach out to the Coralvillle Digital History Library.

A special thank you to Allison Ames Galstad, Ellen Hampe Alexander, and all of our donors.

Donations for this collection are on-going. If you have photographs and documents of the Coralville Public Library you would like included in this collection, please contact the Coralville Digital History Library.

coralvilledigitalhistory@coralville.org

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Creator

Wendy Stevenson
Rachel Black

Source

Iowa City Press-Citizen
The Iowa City Press-Citizen is a local newspaper to Iowa City, Iowa; generations of citizens living in Coralville, Iowa has subscribed to this paper, as well. It was formed in 1920 when two newspapers merged: the Democratic Iowa State Press, which began printing in 1860, and the Republican Iowa City Citizen, which was founded in 1891. A digital collection of articles dated from the 1890s to current day exists on the Iowa City Press-Citizen website; users can access these for a subscription fee. A second collection of articles that range from November 2002 to current day can be accessed through the Iowa City Public Library.

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Created in March 2020

Contributor

Coralville Public Library
Rachel Black

Rights

The photographs in The Coralville Public Library Photograph Collection are shown with the permission of the private owners and of the Coralville Public Library, and are for educational use only.

TIFF versions of some photographs are available for researchers and students upon request.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

Still image
Document

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Collection Items

Bill Hansen at Putt Fore the Library, April 2016
Bill Hansen a longtime patron of the Coralville Pubic Library participating in Putt Fore the Library in 2016.

William "Bill" Alan Hansen, (1957-2019)Bill was born June 25, 1956 in Iowa City, the son of Chesley and LaVerne (Fountain) Hansen. He…

Karen Hegland helping with raffle at Putt Fore the Library, April 2016
Karen Hegland, aquisitions librarian is working the raffle table at the Putt Fore the Library on April 3, 2016 A woman and young girls are distributing their tickets for the items they would like to win. Local businesses sponsored the putting holes…

Adrian Dale takes a photo of participants for Photo booth at Putt Fore the Library, 2013
An extra activity at the Putt Fore the Library was a Photo Booth. Participants pose with provided props and take home a souvenir from the day.

Snail from Putt Fore the Library, 2014
Snail figurine at the Putt Fore the Library event in 2014.

Children at Putt Fore the Library,  2014
Children playing lining up to play miniature golf at the Putt Fore the Library fundraiser in 2014.

Alexander/ Dykstra family at Putt Fore the Library, 2014
Ellen Alexander, Coralville Public Library Assistant Director and her family playing through the Tele Tubbie hole during the Putt fore the Library Fundraiser in 2014.

From left Ellen Alexander, Izzy Dykstra, Sam Alexander(baby), Doug Alexander…

A young girl participating in Putt Fore the Library, 2013
A girl putting at the first hole at the Putt Fore the Library fundraiser. This is the hole sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust, a longtime supporter and partner to the Coralville Public Library. Golfers could win cash while putting through this hole.

2 boys putting through a hole in Putt Fore the Library, 2013
Two boys putting through the King's Materials hole at the 2013 Putt Fore the Library fundraising event. Local businesses sponsored and decorated the holes for the event.

Family putting at Putt Fore the Library, 2013
A family, a father and 3 children, putt through a hole at the Putt Fore Library fundraiser. The event was an annual event to raise money for the library that began in 2009. The holes were sponsored and decorated by local businesses.

Mike Jorgensen making popcorn at Putt Fore the Library, 2013
Mike Jorgensen Coralville Public Library Adult Services Librarian, making popcorn for the Putt Fore the Library Fundraiser in 2013.

Young children at Putt Fore the Library
A young child is attempting to putt through the large apple golf hole set up in the Coralville Library Children's Storytime room. Another child stands to the side watching the putt.

Sierra Keeney participating in Putt Fore the Library, 2013
Sierra Keeney putting through a hole set up in the Children's area of the library for the annual Putt Fore the Library fundraiser. Her mother Erin Keeney watches from behind the shelf.

Putt Fore the Library miniature golf hole sponsored by New Pioneer Coop, 2010
This Putt Fore the Library hole was sponsored by New Pioneer Coop . This is their second year of sponsorship set up where elaborate holes with multiple challenges made from food. A bean 'sand trap' is visible as well as produce and a large bag of…

Coralville Library Children's Services putt hole, 2010
Children's Services created Lego obstacle for the Putt for the Library event at the Library. The hole advertised the Summer Reading program for that year, Make a Splash, Read.

Logan Creach and his dad Eric participating in Putt Fore the Library, 2009
Logan Creach and his dad Eric Creach were participating in the first year (2009) of the Putt Fore the Library fundraiser. The hole was sponsored and decorated by New Pioneer Coop where Eric was store manager.

Photo booth at Putt for the Library, 2019
Eric Mott, Coralville Library Circulation Assistant, trying out the Photo booth that used a green screen to produce a portrait commemorating the Putt Fore the Library fundraiser in 2018.

Bartlett family participating in Putt Fore the Library, 2015
Bartlett Family children putting through the Putt Fore the Library Hole sponsored by Build to Suit in 2015.

First picture-Sam Bartlett, Second picture- Grace Bartlett, Third picture- Ben Bartlett

Bear and Frog reading with masks,  January 2021
Bear and Frog were reading with masks to promote the Busy Bears winter reading program for the Coralville Public Library's Children's Department.

Snowman decorating kit development, January 2021
Coralville Public Library Children's Librarians try out their snowman decorating kits. The kits are provided to accompany a program called " ABC- A Book and a Craft" the last week in January. The kits were distributed through curbside pick up due…

Preparations for drive in movie in the Coralville Library parking lot
Librarians and City of Coralville staff hanging a white tarp to project a movie on in the Coralville Library parking lot. While the library was closed to the public and offering limited services, librarians innovated ways to provide service and…
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