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Armchair travel is fun but it’s not too satisfying. What is great fun, though, is to plan a real honest-to-goodness trip and study up on the places of interest, local history, and customs before you get there.

It’s more fun to travel when you know beforehand the background on the places you visit. The library has many books that can help you do just that.

Whether you’re thinking about travel in our own state, a visit to a national park, or a trip to another section of the United States – you will enjoy your vacation more by planning it with the help of your library’s resources.

If you are planning a visit to another country, why not learn a little of the language before you go by using Transparent Language, the library’s on-line language learning resource? You must register on a library computer to use Transparent Language. Once registered, you may access the website from any computer at any time.

The library has available free for a limited time the 2017 Iowa Travel Guide and 2016 Iowa road maps. Stop in and pick one up.

The following books are available to help you with your summer travels:

“AAA North Central Tour Book,” “Laura Ingalls Wilder Country,” “Iowa State Fair,” “Roadside America,” “America’s Historic Places,” “Everything Guide to New York,” “Everything Guide to Washington D.C.,” “Fodor’s Canada,” “Frommer’s Mexico,” “Greetings From Route 66,” “National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the U.S.,” “Trailer Life Directory to RV Parks and Campgrounds,” “The Next Exit,” “Oddball Iowa,” “Take This Exit,” “Iowa Curiosities,” “Off the Beaten Path – Iowa,” “Fun With the Family in Iowa,” and “Hiking Wisconsin.”

We have recently added several new books to the collection, including:

“False Friend” by A. Grant…..Detective…

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