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).

Summer in Allen County

The 2017 Summer Reading Theme is…


What better way than to share the work of letting people know what programs are coming and where they are.

At the Iola Public Library, we have our summer reading programs for adults, teens and kiddos. Make sure you take a minute to get signed up. At this point, we are 3 weeks in but there is still plenty of time to participate. The reading program ends the last week of July.
You are already reading right? So why not get a chance to win a prize for doing so.

Find out more details by visiting the circulation desk at the library.

Here is another great place to find fun things to get into this summer.

 Summer programs in Allen County.

Food, fun, cooking, reading, swimming and more!

Don’t be a “I wish I woulda done that” person. Check out what your community has to offer for the summer!

Stay cool. Hydrate and enjoy the summer.


Pulitzer Prize Winning Author to Speak Here!

Adult Summer Program Guide is Out!

Summer hours begin on May 30.

Program on May 11th – Chronicles of Allen County

The Iola Register’s forthcoming book Chronicles of Allen County, Vol. III spans the years 1945 to 2000 – the baby boomer generation. Editor and publisher Susan Lynn describes sifting through years of material and shares some of the most amazing finds, surprises, and funny stories.

The Lavender Patch to present tonight at 6 p.m. at the Iola Public Library

Don’t forget, The Lavender Patch from Fort Scott will be here in our meeting room at 6 p.m. for a presentation. They will talk about what they do. They will also have some lavender items with them to show what all can be done with Lavender.

Enter on the west side of the building just off the parking lot.

See ya there!

Picture Photo Poetry contest winners announced.

The Photo Poetry contest winners are:

1st – Shellie Smitley
2nd – Ursula Billings
3rd – Abby Valentine
These patrons have been notified.

Congratulations to you!

Iola Public Library to host a Blood Drive coming in June.

This summer reading program theme is….


So what better way to help build a better world than to donate blood.

The Iola Public Library is hosting a blood drive in June. Please contact us at 620-365-3262 or stop by the Iola Library if you would like to sign up to donate blood in June here at the library. We are asking for registration so there is an idea of how many chairs will be needed for donating.

We will be calling those that sign up and setting up an appointment time that works.

Spring has sprung! It’s time to venture out and discover a new author!

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So you think you have read all of the mystery books here? Or maybe you have galloped through the westerns? Or maybe you have dreamily floated through too many love stories.

Well perhaps it is time to spring in and discover a new author or a new genre. Come on in and take a look at our new section. Or browse the aisles and see if one jumps out at you. Or, you can take advantage of our Reader’s Advisory Center that is smack dab in the middle of the room. With this handy little station, you just might find a perfect read. Feel free to take the handouts. We create them for you.

If you need any help or just have questions, be sure to snag a staff member. We are happy to assist. Our goal is to help you find that perfect read and to keep you coming back for more.

See you in the stacks!

Getting Life in Kansas (an Iola Reads program)

Join us for “Getting Life in Kansas” on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Iola High School Lecture Hall. The program is sponsored by Iola Reads to go along with the reading of the current selection “Getting Life” by Michael Morton. Floyd Bledsoe is a Kansan who, like Michael Morton, spent time in prison convicted of a murder he did not commit. He will be speaking on Monday night, along with Jean Phillips of the Project for Innocence at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Some new books at the library:

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