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Iola Public Library
218 East Madison Ave.
Iola, KS 66749



9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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E-books and Downloadable Audio

Iola Public Library participates in Digital Book eLending. You can check out e-books and downloadable audio books at Digital Book eLending. You will need a Kansas Library Card (you can get this at the library).

Going on vacation?

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Library to close for holiday weekend. Summer hours to begin.

Memorial Day
Summer hours will begin on May 26th

summer hours

We have the perfect space to rent for your function!

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A virtual walk through will be added soon.


Author to Speak Here


Program on Civil War Soldiers

John Jackson has documented information about Civil War veterans from 72 Kansas counties in what he calls the “Sleeping Heroes Project”.  His database of these soldiers has been given to the Kansas State Historical Society.  Come hear some of their stories!

Sleeping Heroes

Growing Your Own Business

Growing Your Own Business
7 p.m. February 19th in the meeting room at the Iola Public Library
We would like to welcome:
Cara Thomas of Bolling’s Meats and Deli

Savannah Flory of TLC Garden Center

Come sit in on this informative program.

Iola Library to be closed for President’s Day

Closed Presidents day

Living With a Prosthesis Program


We’re Going to the Dogs!

And you can, too!

Mark Dunlap spent much of the sixteen years he lived in Minnesota raising, training, and racing sled dogs. In this program, he will share stories and details about life with sled dogs, show photos, and display some of the clothing and gear he used.

Life with Sled Dogs

Kansas Ice Fishing Program

Being on the southern edge of the Ice Belt, the Sunflower State isn’t normally known for its ice fishing. However, most years present a short window where some incredible ice fishing opportunities can be enjoyed. Ice fishing enthusiast Brandon Hines will share fishing strategies, tools, and locations.


Ice fishing

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