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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.

Pay or Donate by Credit Card

Click here to use your credit card to pay fines, program or other fees, Friends of the Library dues, or make donations.

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).

The Iola Public Library will be closed May 28th and May 30th for Memorial Day. We will open on May 31st at 9:30 a.m.
For your convenience, we have a book-drop in the alley for returning your items.Memorial Day

Mother’s Day Tea Party & Luncheon coming on May 7th.

There are still some tickets left but they are going quickly. If you wish to attend, please be sure to stop in and purchase your ticket/tickets soon before they are gone. 

Shake, Rattle & Roll program date change

Navigating the Medicare Maze

Do you see the Medicare maze like this?

Wouldn’t it be easier like this?

Help with navigation is on the way! Carolyn Dye of the Southeast Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center will be here to discuss and provide basic Medicare information.

Thursday, April 21st at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the Iola Public Library.



Whatcha got? What’s it goof for? Can it be salvaged?
Just in time for spring cleaning, Ray Maloney of Ray’s Metal Depot, LaHarpe, discusses the highs and lows of recycling. Gus the junkyard dog makes a star appearance.
Tuesday, April 5th at 7 p.m. in the meeting room.

rays metal

Iola Reads program on Feb. 29

Lanterns in their hands

Cook the Book With Us!

cook the book

The Iola Public Library will be closed for President’s Day

Closed Presidents day

Annual Everything Chocolate Sale coming soon!

Don’t forget to stop by and pick up a sweet for your sweet or even yourself!
And be sure to tell all your friends to come and pick up goodies as well.
Thank you for supporting your Iola Public Library.

Noted and Notorious Kansans


What do all the people above have in common? They are all Kansans!

There are more noted—or notorious—Kansans than you might realize. From Lucy Ricardo’s sidekick to NFL Hall of Famers to Nobel Prize winners, Kansans have left their mark on the world. Do you know about the doctor who got rich implanting goat testicles in men—and almost got elected governor? What about the long-time head of the Communist Party in the USA? We’ll tell about these and a few dozen more. There are so many that we’ll only have time to say a little about each one

Noted and Notorious Kansans will be presented at the library on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Some new books at the library:

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