Visit our Local History Room:
Filled with an ever growing collection of historical items, our local history room is the perfect place for someone to research local and familial histories.
Local Newspaper 1881-2018:
The Local History room has a microfilm viewer to view the collection of microfilm. Patrons must check out the machine and microfilm at the circulation desk.
Do research now by visiting the digitized newspaper:
Fortepan Iowa Project:
The Sumner Public Library is honored to be a part of the amazing Fortepan Iowa project! Please watch the video recorded by the Anamosa Library & Learning Center and reach out to us, if you have any questions.
We hope to have our scanning hub set up inside the library by late summer. Now is as good of a time as ever to start going through old photos!
Bremer County Iowa Genealogical Society:
Bremer County Historical Society:
402 W. Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677
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Iowa Historical Newspapers:
University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library Iowa list of historical newspaper links.
Find a Grave:
World's largest gravesite collection. Over 180 million memorials created since 1995.
To use the computers patrons need to have a current library card in good standing*. Before checking out a computer, patron must read the computer/internet policy and sign the computer use form. Children under 10 years of age need a parent with them when using the computers.