Adults and Parents

Adult Collection

The Adult collection has a wide selection of reading, listening and watching materials for every kind of interest or favorite genre. Learn more about the collection!

To explore the collection, visit the catalog.

Collections in the Adult department include fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction DVDs,  audiobooks, large print fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and newspapers, CD music, genealogy and historical materials, reference books and more.

Adult Programs

Book Clubs

Grounds for Murder Mystery Book Club

Do you love mystery and suspense? Join the Nevada Public Library for our brand new mystery book club! Whether you're a fan of thrillers, procedurals, or cozies, we have you covered with a different book every month.

  • Who? Adults 18 years or older
  • When? First Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM
  • Where? Library Meeting Room

Books After Dark 

This book club features a variety of popular fiction and non-fiction with a new title each month! Pick up the selected titles at the front desk!

  • Who? Adults 18 years or older
  • When? Third Thursday at 7:00 PM
  • Where? Library Meeting Room

Other Recurring Programs

Craft and Chat

Bring your current crafting project and drop in for crafting and conversation.

  • Who? Adults 18 years or older
  • When? 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Where? Library Meeting Room

Story Swap

We want to hear your stories Nevada! Storytellers of every age can share stories up to 15 minutes long on a theme at our new storytelling program. This program is family-friendly and we encourage storytellers of all ages to join us. 

  • Who? All ages
  • When? Fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Where? Library Meeting Room

Senior Matinee

Co-Sponsored by the Nevada Senior Center, come and enjoy a movie and popcorn in our meeting room!

  • Who?  Seniors 
  • When? Third Monday of the month from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Where? Library Meeting Room




Other Adult Programs

Click here to check out other programs of interest to adults in the community including speakers and presenters.  

Resources For Parents

Tips on reading to children and resources available to parents in Iowa and Story County.

Help Children Build Strong Language Skills
Tips to work with your child to build a strong vocabulary and other language skills from the experts at Scholastic.
Ways to Read to Children
Things to do before, during and after reading a book to your child.
Meaningful Writing Experiences
Reading and writing go hand in hand. Help your child with writing by providing opportunities to practice writing skills.
Reading Bright Start
A website devoted to helping parents raise readers from birth to school age.
Iowa's Early Childhood Parent Web Site
This Web site was created to provide FREE objective, medically accurate early care, health, and education information for families in Iowa. Topics include child care, health and safety, child development, learning to read and write, parenting, pregnancy, and many others.
Raising Readers In Story County
Raising Readers is a Story County organization that serves families with children ages birth to eight years. They are committed to helping the next generation become better readers, communicators, and learners. Visit their website to for tips and to download free activity sheets.