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Introducing our new Website!

The new website was made possible through a 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Public Library Grant secured by the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), who was instrumental in the coordination of this redesign project and will lead ongoing support for the website maintenance and updates. Special thanks to Robin Hastings and the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) for website hosting setup, transition, and technical support. Design and web development services were provided by SYZYGY 1 Media.

The Kansas State Library has used Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA funding to award project grants to public libraries in Kansas to support digital inclusion efforts to enable libraries to reach residents such as through internet hotspots, accessible Wi-Fi, and digital content and related resources, particularly in support of education, health, and workforce development needs; Provide rapid emergency relief to libraries, allowing them to safely respond to the pandemic and implement public health protocols; And support library services that meet the needs of their communities. 

New website

December 14 Community Forum at the Library

Want input on the future of the Iola Public Library?
Join us and share your thoughts, dreams, and ideas at our…

Community Forum

Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm
Library Meeting Room

Jim Minges, minges & associates, will lead the discussion. Input from this and other conversations with community members will be reviewed by the Strategic Planning Committee and Board of Trustees to draft a new long-range plan for the library.

Jim’s assistance with this process is funded by a grant from Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.

Library Littles PLAY DATE!!

Oh my goodness, OH MY GOODNESS!! I am SOOOOOooo excited to share this with y’all!!

Held in the meeting room. This program promotes early literacy.
December 16th from 10 am to 11 am.
Suggested age – birth to three and their Gown-Ups.
Help your child learn to READ and give them the BEST START IN LIFE. 
FREE but limited spacing of 25 people.
Please register via Sign up on our Facebook or Website OR, give us a call. 620-365-3262.