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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.

December Library BINGO!

For the month of December we are having a fun Library Bingo! You can either print off your card here or stop by the library and pick one up! We have prizes for anyone that returns their card with a BINGO!

Book Buzz Program Title Recommendations

In case you missed Kaite’s Book Buzz program, we have her recommendations for great holiday reads and winter gifts. Many of the titles we own and others are on order or available for reserve. There’s something for every reader on your list.

Stop by the desk to see a copy of the presentation slides with details!