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The Duncombe Public Library, built in 1978, occupies approximately 1500 square feet in a metal building shared by the volunteer fire department which is located on the corner of Main and Prince Streets, just one block south of the post office and city hall.  In 1999/2000 the library received a substantial bequest to cover the costs of remodeling the interior of the library.

The Duncombe Public Library is a State accredited library, is a member of the Webster County Library Association, and is an Iowa Locator Workstation.  The library also participates in the Open Access Program and Interlibrary Loan Program.

The Library is able to offer its patrons normal library services, including circulation of books, videos, audio books, VHS and DVDís, and has public access to computers, fax and photocopier.  The library also has a disc repair system and can clean/repair DVDs, CDs, Game Discs and Blue Ray discs.    Programming includes a summer reading program for children ages 3 to 6, 7 to 10, and from 10 to 14; and a weekly story hour for children ages 3 to 6.  For schedule please check our online calendar.
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Christie: 'I knew nothing about' Bridgegate
A Supporter of Governor Christie asks him how he can tell his friends and neighbors that Christie wasn't involved in playing politics in the 'Bridgegate' scandal.
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Pennsylvania Teen Denied Date With Miss America Will Go to Prom Alone
A Pennsylvania high school student, suspended last week for asking Miss America to his prom, has shrugged off offers from a reality TV star, Las Vegas prostitutes and scores of young women on social media, and says he will go to the dance alone.
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'Swatting' Hoax Hits Arizona City
A 15-year-old Arizona boy was the apparent target of a shooting hoax near the University of Arizona in Tucson. KVOA's Sam Salzwedel reports.
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Hospital Briefs After Three Americans Die in Afghan Shooting
A representative from CURE, a Pennsylvania-based organization that operates a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan briefs the media on a shooting on the hospital's compound.
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Fetal Tissue Used to Generate Electricity in Oregon
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
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Tech Giant Goes Green With Renewable Energy
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Parents Unknowingly Nickel and Dime Their Daughters
Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, compared to just under 60 percent of girls, according to a new study.
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Smile! Check Out Your Best 'Take Your Kids To Work Day' Pics
Today is 'Take Our Children To Work Day,' and you've kindly shared some of your best photos with us! Take a look, and get some advice for handling the little whippersnappers on the job.
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Navy Investigates New Sexual Harassment Charges
A high-ranking Navy captain, the former commander of the famed Blue Angels, was relieved of duty last week after allegations that the team of pilots at the center of sexual harassment and hazing. NBCs Jim Miklaszewski reports.
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FDA Moves to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
The Food and Drug Administation says its taking the first steps towards regulating e-cigarettes, which are booming in popularity, by moving to ban sales to minors. NBCs Tom Costello reports.
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Some Florida Schools Want Dress Code for Parents
Some Florida school districts are talking about turning the tables on parents and asking them to clean up their act when showing up at school. NBCs Kerry Sanders reports.
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Teen Stowaway's Dad: He Was Homesick for Africa
The father of the teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane speaks out for the first time, saying his son wanted to return to Somalia. NBCs Joe Fryer reports.
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College Majors Most in Demand by Employers
As college commencement season approaches graduates might be surprised to hear they should expect improving job prospects, according to a new study released Thursday by CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com.
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Teen Stowaway's Dad Speaks: He Was Homesick for Africa
The father of the teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane speaks out for the first time, saying his son wanted to return to Somalia.
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Teen Stowaway's Dad Speaks: He Was Homesick for Africa
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