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The Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library of Mapleton, Iowa

The Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library


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609 Courtright
Mapleton, IA 51034


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Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

     The Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library in Mapleton, Iowa is announcing the digitization of the local Mapleton Press newspaper from 1877-2011.

     A project to digitize the entire historical collection of the Mapleton Press has been completed, giving the people of Mapleton, Iowa a full newspaper record of the history of their town and the surrounding communities.

     The archives are available through the Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library website. The digital records are fully searchable by name and keyword, making finding historical events quick and easy. All images are provided as .pdf files, which can be downloaded, printed out, or saved to a thumb drive.

     "We are excited to be able to offer the complete record of the Mapleton Press to our patrons," the Director of the Library said. "The history of our town really comes to life in the vibrant papers of the Press, and now patrons can see their parents' marriage records, relatives' obituaries, social events, and world news as interpreted by our town."

     The project took over two years to complete, and was made possible by the assistance of the Monona County Community Partners Foundation and the Friends of the Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library. Digitization was performed by Advantage Preservation out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

     Microfilm versions of the newspaper are also available and up to date through 2011.

     The archives can be accessed via the link on the right of the top menu available on all our pages on the Library website.


OverDrive App Available at the NOOK Apps Storefront

     NOOK users can visit the NOOK Apps storefront to install the OverDrive Media Console app for free. With it, users can browse and search for eBook or audiobooks from any nearby library or school, and with a valid library card or school ID check out and download files for one to three weeks depending on the policies of the library or school. Once the file expires, it disappears from the NOOK without having to be checked back in.

     The app is free, but users will need a valid NOOK account to download it to their device. The app is available for NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color.

Library Links of Interest



 The Bridges site allows downloads of audio books and e-books to a computer or to a compatible device. It is a service supported by libraries across the state of Iowa.

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LearningExpress 3.0

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BookBub Logo BookBub offers deals for ebooks on all major readers. The Goldfinch : Iowa History for Young People was published by the State Historical Society of Iowa. The digitized version is hosted by University of Iowa.
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