Press Release - 2024

February 7, 2024 - All Urbandale Reads Returns with Gripping WWII Tale

The All Urbandale Reads program is a “one book, one community” reading initiative that encourages all Urbandale citizens to read and discuss the same book. The goal of All Urbandale Reads is to unite the community and promote literacy through one inspiring read. All Urbandale Reads feature book discussions and a program or two related to themes found in the selected book. The title selected by the committee for 2024 is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. 

In addition to two community book discussions, the library will host author Linda McCann in May, who will share about Rosie the Riveters in Iowa, based on her most recent research. The series will conclude in September with author William B. Friedricks, whose true account of the life of Celia Karp Biniaz is chronicled in Saved By Schindler.

Those who attend any All Urbandale Reads event in 2024 can enter our prize drawing for a hardcover copy of the novel, signed by the author. 

The All Urbandale Reads program is sponsored by the Library Foundation, whose generous support provides multiple copies of the title for library cardholders to check out, as well as covering the costs for speakers.

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January 12, 2024 - Urbandale’s Plowing Operations Suspended

Due to the high winds and significant drifting, the City of Urbandale will be suspending plowing operations at 7:00 PM tonight, Friday, January 12, and resuming tomorrow morning on Saturday, January 13, at 5:00 AM. Snow removal operations have been adversely affected by the sustained high winds. Plowing will resume when it is anticipated that wind conditions will be more favorable. For more information visit: