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Upcoming Events

Car Seat Distribution Event Together with Open Heartland, we're planning a second distribution event this spring. 40 families are signed up and in need of car seats. More event details to come. If you would like to donate a car seat for this event, email and a member of our team will reach out to you. 

Past Events

Spring Cleaning Book Sale We're doing some spring cleaning! Come find your next great read at Antelope Lending Library’s book sale from 9:00-12:00 PM on May 13 at 1122 5th Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240. Books are individually priced between 50¢ to $2, or fill a bag for $25. Kid’s books, young adult books, adult books (fiction & non-fiction), comic, games, and Antelope merchandise will be available. 

Book Repair Workshop On May 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM, join Antelope Lending Library Director, Cassi Elton, and learn how to make simple book repairs at home! Participants will learn the names for parts of a book, how to assess basic book damage, learn to reattach loose pages and book covers, and more. You are invited to bring along broken books you'd like to repair. This workshop is designed for mass market books, not antique or fragile items. Meet at East Side Recycling Center's Education Center and register by emailing

Hip Hop Workshop Have you ever been interested in Hip-Hop? Come check out Chuy Renteria and friends as they share their love of the elements on May 17 from 3:30-5:00 PM at our Breckenridge Estates stop. Learn a Breakdance routine, practice your graffiti stencil skills, or make some beats with us in our interactive workshop with Antelope Lending Library!

Library Tattoo Flash Fundraiser Together with Velvet Lotus Tattoo, we're planning our second tattoo flash tattoo fundraiser on May 6! The bookmobile will be present at Velvet Lotus Tattoo from 9:00-11:00AM during registration. Tattooing will take place from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. View the Facebook Event for more information. 

Family Fun Night Fundraiser In celebration of Library Week 2023, we're planning a fun game night for the whole family on April 27! We'll have tabletop games for all ages, books, treats and pizza for everyone, free of charge. Raffle tickets and library merchandise will also be for sale. This event will be held from 5:00-7:00PM. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, take a look at this document for more information. 

Earth Month Activity with The LENA Project Join The LENA Project to get ready for Earth Month with fun earth games and activities on March 29 from 3:30-5:00 PM at our Breckenridge Estates stop. We'll discover ways we can help earth, sort some recycling, and create an earth day ornament. Find out how you can do small actions that make a big impact for earth. 

We have so much fun in store! Check back regularly for our most updated events schedule.

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