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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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Memorial Held for Deaf Man Killed by Police
Mourners in North Carolina paid their respects Tuesday to a deaf man fatally shot by a highway patrol officer following a attempted traffic stop. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:14:01 GMT
Accused Charleston Church Shooter Had 2 More Manifestos
The manifestos, which were handwritten, were found in Roof's car and jail cell, court documents say. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:19:00 GMT
Army Training Lesson Cited Clinton as 'Insider' Threat Risk
An Army training presentation on insider threats included Hillary Clinton among a rogue's gallery of killers and leakers, citing the former secretary. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:45:39 GMT
'You're Not Alone,' Obama Tells Louisiana Flood Survivors
His visit to the Castle Place neighborhood of Zachary, Louisiana, came more than a week after the historic floods inundated the area. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:32:00 GMT
Swimmer Feigen Says He Omitted Facts in Rio 'Robbery'
The Olympic swimmer said in a statement he was trying to protect his teammates when he left out details about what had been portrayed as a robbery. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:49:42 GMT
Study: Traffic Deaths on the Rise
A National Safety Council study shows traffic fatalities were up nine percent in the first six months of this year. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:15:00 GMT
Washington to Kill 11 of State's 90 Gray Wolves
The 11 wolves, known as the Profanity Peak pack, make up about one-eighth of the gray wolves believed to be roaming the state. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:03:00 GMT
Wrongly-Convicted Philly Man Freed After 2nd Murder Trial
Anthony Wright was given his freedom Tuesday after spending 25 years in prison for a rape and murder that a jury found he did not commit. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:39:00 GMT
Florida Teen Survives 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Infection
Sebastian DeLeon, 16, is just one of four people in the United States who have survived a Naegleria fowleri infection in the past 50 years. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:38:00 GMT
Expect More U.S. Zika Virus Cases, Experts Say
Zika virus has turned up in a new part of Florida, and experts say it's almost certainly not done spreading. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:10:15 GMT
Teen Beats Brain-Eating Amoeba
A 16-year-old teen from Florida is one of only four people known to survive a brain eating amoeba infection in the United States in the last 50 years. NBC's Erika Edwards reports. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:04:39 GMT
Missing Spacecraft Phones Home but Faces Uncertain Future
After performing a reset command on STEREO-B on Oct. 1, 2014, NASA lost contact with the spacecraft. That changed Sunday. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT
Bill Clinton Took $17.6 Million From For-Profit College
On the trail Hillary Clinton has promised to crack down on for-profit colleges, but she and her husband have many ties to Walden University. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:53:00 GMT
Images Show Zika's Destruction of Babies' Brains
Missing brain tissue. Deformed spinal cords. Folded skills. The images of Zika's brain destruction are horrifying. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:28:43 GMT
New Zika Outbreak Found in Florida's St. Petersburg
Florida's got a third outbreak of Zika virus, this one on the Gulf coast, state officials said Tuesday. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:39:00 GMT
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