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We request that patrons wear a mask when you are in the library or at library programs. We do have masks available in our lobby at no extra cost!

Books for Sale @ The Library

Looking for a used book?

The library has A LOT of discarded books for sale. Many genres to choose from. Come on in and browse and take an armload home with you today and tomorrow and the next day too! You can never have too many books!

Library has hotspots to check out!

The newest service at Iola Public Library is circulating Internet hotspots.  The hotspots bring an Internet connection to your home or other location and allow your computers or devices to connect to it via wi-fi.

Funding for the hotspots comes from a Broadband Partnership Adoption Grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce using CARES Act, or federal coronavirus relief, funds.

There are five hotspots available to check out. and an additional ten “smart hotspots.”  T-Mobile/Sprint is the carrier.

The regular hotspots are suitable for those who have smartphones, computers, tablets or other devices with wi-fi capability.  Those who have no computers or other devices can check out the smart hotspots that are a mobile device with a built-in Internet connection.

Bring the Internet into your home for work, school, or play!  The service provided by the hotspot works best for one or two people.  Have company coming and need to borrow some Internet? The smart hotspots can help out if you have fewer devices than people needing to use them.

The hotspots check out for two weeks to any registered patron in good standing.  They can be renewed multiple times if there isn’t a waiting list.  Overdue charges will be $1 per day, and Internet service will be turned off for any devices that are a week overdue.

If you check out a hotspot, please keep it in a temperature-controlled environment. Please don’t leave it in a hot or cold car!  And we ask that you don’t return the hotspots in the book drop, but instead bring them inside and return them at the circulation desk in the library.

2021 Summer Reading is here!! Tails & Tales

Summer Reading Program starts on June 1st!!

Sign up is happening now.
Read 100 pages and get a coin.
Read 60 minutes and get a coin.
Redeem your coins for prizes.
5 coins gets a spin on the wheel. Choice of 1 prize from the color box you land on.
Here is June’s calendar to let you know what is happening. Take notice of the color coded events.
The YA Crafternoon is coming up real quick and registration for that is due no later than June 4th so I can have the supplies available.
The Movie In The Yard is coming up so make sure you get registered for it if you want to attend. It is free to attend but registration is required.
Bring a chair or blanket and a drink. Popcorn or snacks will be provided.