Iola Public Library
218 E. Madison Ave. Iola, KS 66749 620-365-3262

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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.

Summers: Closing time is 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

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).

Family Reading Festival

The  Family Reading Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It will be held in the main building at Allen Community College.

Authors appearing will be:
Stephen Gilpin, illustrator of children’s books, When You’re Sent to Your Room, Fart Squad and others (10 a.m.)
Debra Goodrich, Kansas Forts and Bases, The Civil War in Kansas (1 p.m.)
Cheryl Harness, Three Young Pilgrims, Myles Standish, and other children’s historical books (2 p.m.)
Kim Holley, Rollie Pollie Review and other children’s books (12 noon)
Scott Johnson, Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball (10 a.m.)
Greg Kincaid, A Dog Named Christmas, Christmas With Tucker (12 noon)
John Miller, Small Town Dreams, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder (1 p.m.)
Regina Sirois, On Little Wings, The Truth About Fragile Things (1 p.m.)
Denise Grover Swank, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes and others in the Rose Gardner romantic comedy series (2 p.m.)

The Family Reading Festival will include:

  • Author presentations and book signings
  • Keynote presentation: Mystery Books to Movies, by Tony Piazza
  • Make N Take craft room
  • 6 x 6 Early Literacy room
  • Storytimes
  • Book character appearances by Paw Patrol characters Marshall and Chase
  • Bookstore with books by the Festival authors available
  • Rare Book Road Show
  • Crime Lab–mystery-related activities
  • Exhibits
  • Door prizes

Currently underway: a basket raffle to raise funds for future Family Reading Festivals.  The baskets can be seen, and tickets purchased, at Iola Public Library between now and Nov. 4.  Tickets will also be available at our booth at Farm-City Days on Oct. 8, and from Family Reading Festival Committee members.  Baskets are:

  • Branson Getaway (includes 2 nights in Branson Creek Villa)
  • Baking
  • Movie Night
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Sleuth Box
  • Paw Patrol
  • Fun & Games

Thanks to our funders!

Helen Gates Whitehead Testamentary Trust
Cox Communications
Iola Convention and Tourism Committee
Friends of Iola Public Library
Sonic Equipment Company

Some new books at the library:

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