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The Library is hosting tours with answers to your questions about library building needs and the future of the library. ...
05/05/2021

The Library is hosting tours with answers to your questions about library building needs and the future of the library. Stop by the library any time between 6 - 8pm next Tuesday, May 11th.

The Library is hosting tours with answers to your questions about library building needs and the future of the library. Stop by the library any time between 6 - 8pm next Tuesday, May 11th.

Your librarians have been busy trying things... Keep an eye out for more videos of us trying new things! Big thanks to t...
04/27/2021
Librarians try What's in the Box?

Your librarians have been busy trying things... Keep an eye out for more videos of us trying new things! Big thanks to the Clearwater Public Library System for the idea! #librarianstry #ipl #whenlibrariansareleftalone #WhatsInTheBoxChallenge

Watch your librarians try different things, and usually make fools of themselves.

We still have Library Lover signs available. They are free! No need to ask before you take one on your way out of the li...
04/21/2021

We still have Library Lover signs available. They are free! No need to ask before you take one on your way out of the library. 🤓

We still have Library Lover signs available. They are free! No need to ask before you take one on your way out of the library. 🤓

"On other nights, when the libraries were closed, the kids who lived there might sit reading alone among the books or ro...
04/14/2021
Inside the New York Public Library's Last, Secret Apartments

"On other nights, when the libraries were closed, the kids who lived there might sit reading alone among the books or roll around on the wooden library carts—if they weren’t dusting the shelves or shoveling coal. Their hopscotch courts were on the roof. A cat might sneak down the stairs to investigate the library patrons."

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SURPRISE! We're giving away free yard signs starting today. Signs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis due t...
04/10/2021

SURPRISE! We're giving away free yard signs starting today. Signs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited number. Pick yours up before they're gone, and spread the Library Love!!

SURPRISE! We're giving away free yard signs starting today. Signs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited number. Pick yours up before they're gone, and spread the Library Love!!

Aw shucks, you guys! We all know we're not in this for the 'Thanks', but this has us feeling all the feels. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Our...
04/10/2021

Aw shucks, you guys! We all know we're not in this for the 'Thanks', but this has us feeling all the feels. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Our patrons truly are the reason we come to work every morning with smiles on, and this is proof of how special this community is. We love serving Indianola and the greater Warren County community. Thanks for making us feel special too. 😊 #thinkindianolafirst #ipl #nationallibraryweek #bestpatronsever #yeswelovecookiesthismuch

Aw shucks, you guys! We all know we're not in this for the 'Thanks', but this has us feeling all the feels. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Our patrons truly are the reason we come to work every morning with smiles on, and this is proof of how special this community is. We love serving Indianola and the greater Warren County community. Thanks for making us feel special too. 😊 #thinkindianolafirst #ipl #nationallibraryweek #bestpatronsever #yeswelovecookiesthismuch

The State of YOUR local public library.
04/09/2021

The State of YOUR local public library.

The State of YOUR local public library.

This week the American Library Association released the State of American Libraries Report for 2021, which provides upda...
04/09/2021
State of America's Libraries Report 2021

This week the American Library Association released the State of American Libraries Report for 2021, which provides updates on how libraries did in the previous year:

"In 2020, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of COVID-19, a national financial crisis, and social unrest. They were at the center of some of our nation’s most consequential work, including supporting accurate counts in the US Census, fighting political disinformation, and facilitating free and fair elections.

Libraries also extended necessary lifelines to community members facing job losses, healthcare crises, and remote work and learning during an unprecedented and uncertain time. As we assess the state of America’s libraries, we find 2020 was a year when library professionals answered the call to serve amid multiple emergencies and a year when library workers again proved to be essential 'first restorers' or 'second responders.'"

Read the report:

In 2020, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of COVID-19, a national financial crisis, and social unrest. They were at the center of some of our nation’s most consequential work, including supporting accurate counts in the US Ce...

❤️ We love our patrons! Thanks for the cookies Trinity United Presbyterian Church High School Youth Group. They won't la...
04/08/2021

❤️ We love our patrons! Thanks for the cookies Trinity United Presbyterian Church High School Youth Group. They won't last long 😋

❤️ We love our patrons! Thanks for the cookies Trinity United Presbyterian Church High School Youth Group. They won't last long 😋

04/08/2021
Today is National Library Giving Day! Celebrate National Library Week by becoming a member of the Friends of the Indiano...
04/07/2021

Today is National Library Giving Day! Celebrate National Library Week by becoming a member of the Friends of the Indianola Public Library Foundation. The Friends fund special programs and projects around the library, as well as being the sole sponsor of the library's summer programming. Join or renew your membership here: https://tinyurl.com/4haduhtr And thanks for being a Friend of the Library!

Today is National Library Giving Day! Celebrate National Library Week by becoming a member of the Friends of the Indianola Public Library Foundation. The Friends fund special programs and projects around the library, as well as being the sole sponsor of the library's summer programming. Join or renew your membership here: https://tinyurl.com/4haduhtr And thanks for being a Friend of the Library!

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night - the library staff." - Timothy Healy. We wanted to treat ou...
04/06/2021

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night - the library staff." - Timothy Healy. We wanted to treat our staff to a trip to Paris for all their hard work. 😆 Thank you all for making it easy for us to LOVE our job! We would also like to welcome our newest staff member, Jacy! Jacy is the new Adult Services Librarian. "I'm excited to relocate here, to start programs back up, and to meet everyone in the community." Happy National Library Workers' Day! (Don't worry. Jim still works here. He just couldn't make it for the photo.😊)

04/05/2021
Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

Happy National Library Week! Banned Books Week may be in September, but librarians fight for your right to read every day of the year. Here's a look at last year's most challenged books.

In honor of National Library Workers' Day (next Tuesday) we're asking all of our lovely patrons to leave a 'Thank You' i...
04/02/2021

In honor of National Library Workers' Day (next Tuesday) we're asking all of our lovely patrons to leave a 'Thank You' in the comments (or emailed to [email protected]) that we will share with staff next week. Let's make our amazing staff FEEL THE LOVE!

In honor of National Library Workers' Day (next Tuesday) we're asking all of our lovely patrons to leave a 'Thank You' in the comments (or emailed to [email protected]) that we will share with staff next week. Let's make our amazing staff FEEL THE LOVE!

It's #InternationalChildrensBookDay! Here's a fun list of picture books about different cultures to celebrate! What's yo...
04/02/2021

It's #InternationalChildrensBookDay! Here's a fun list of picture books about different cultures to celebrate! What's your favorite children's book?

Today is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day! We could try to trick you, but this last year has been tricky e...
04/01/2021

Today is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day! We could try to trick you, but this last year has been tricky enough. So instead, share with us your favorite April Fool's Day trick or just a funny joke to make us laugh. More laughter is always a good thing!
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*Thanks to Fort bend County Library for the post! All credit goes to them!

Today is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day! We could try to trick you, but this last year has been tricky enough. So instead, share with us your favorite April Fool's Day trick or just a funny joke to make us laugh. More laughter is always a good thing!
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*Thanks to Fort bend County Library for the post! All credit goes to them!

April is going to be a fun month! Watch for fun posts, highlights of our awesome staff, and a surprise freebie for our a...
04/01/2021

April is going to be a fun month! Watch for fun posts, highlights of our awesome staff, and a surprise freebie for our amazing patrons popping up throughout the month. We're starting the month off with a bang next week with National Library Week!

April is going to be a fun month! Watch for fun posts, highlights of our awesome staff, and a surprise freebie for our amazing patrons popping up throughout the month. We're starting the month off with a bang next week with National Library Week!

The library will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday on April 4. There will be no curbside pickup.
03/31/2021

The library will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday on April 4. There will be no curbside pickup.

The library will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday on April 4. There will be no curbside pickup.

We got you 😉
03/30/2021

We got you 😉

We got you 😉

"I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives." - Beverly Clear...
03/26/2021

"I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives." - Beverly Cleary

We are saddened to share that cherished children's book author Beverly Cleary passed away yesterday, March 25, at 104 years old. https://bit.ly/39hGXfd

We encourage you to share any special memories of Beverly Cleary's books, characters, and the ways they impacted your life on her page: Beverly Cleary

Heads up! There will be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00am. The library is a tornado shelter, and ...
03/23/2021

Heads up! There will be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00am. The library is a tornado shelter, and can provide safety for people in a weather emergency.

Heads up! There will be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00am. The library is a tornado shelter, and can provide safety for people in a weather emergency.

For today and every day, here is a list of recommended picture books remembering, honoring, celebrating, and uplifting A...
03/19/2021

For today and every day, here is a list of recommended picture books remembering, honoring, celebrating, and uplifting Asian American voices, cultures, and experiences. You can find all of these titles and more, here: https://tinyurl.com/yc6ez6x4

Graphic novel publications are booming, and we are loving it! We have graphic novels for kids, teens, and adults. Check ...
03/11/2021

Graphic novel publications are booming, and we are loving it! We have graphic novels for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the collection here: https://tinyurl.com/4f5k233z

Graphic novel publications are booming, and we are loving it! We have graphic novels for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the collection here: https://tinyurl.com/4f5k233z

This month, for every red "My Heart" reusable bag purchased at Hy-Vee, the library will receive $1 donation! Show your s...
03/06/2021

This month, for every red "My Heart" reusable bag purchased at Hy-Vee, the library will receive $1 donation! Show your support for your library. Buy a bag today! 🤓

Take a stroll around the library grounds, enjoy the spring sun, and read "No Sleep for the Sheep," by Karen Beaumont. Bo...
03/04/2021

Take a stroll around the library grounds, enjoy the spring sun, and read "No Sleep for the Sheep," by Karen Beaumont. Books change every 2 weeks. Don't forget to snap a pic, and let us know you enjoyed the story!

Vote today, March 2nd, in the Special Election, at the American Legion Hall Open now until 8pm.
03/02/2021

Vote today, March 2nd, in the Special Election, at the American Legion Hall Open now until 8pm.

We miss seeing our patrons! 😭 So it's so nice to hear words like these, and so nice to see you all when you stop by. One...
02/23/2021

We miss seeing our patrons! 😭 So it's so nice to hear words like these, and so nice to see you all when you stop by. One of our librarians overheard one of our younger patrons feeling the feels while browsing in the Children's section. 💕 #loveyourlibrary #thinkindianolafirst #ipl #indianolaiowa #LibrariesTransform

02/22/2021
Dr. Seuss Goodie bags

Every year the Friends of the Library host their Annual Breakfast with Dr. Seuss. This year we put together Dr. Seuss Goodie Bags, made possible with funding from the Friends, that you get to take home! Janis has also recorded a VERY SPECIAL Dr. Seuss Storytime for you (with a couple a VERY SPECIAL guests)! Keep an eye out for the Dr. Seuss Storytime later this week. Until then, be sure to stop by the library to pick your goodie bags up before they're gone!

New board games added monthly! Can't decide which game? Fill out our Play Pack form, and we'll pick out a game, a puzzle...
02/17/2021

New board games added monthly! Can't decide which game? Fill out our Play Pack form, and we'll pick out a game, a puzzle, + 2 dvds for you to take home :) https://forms.gle/geqacrXJ4FWfdEyR6

Make an impact in your community! 📣 More than 1,600 community members were part of crafting our recent comprehensive pla...
02/12/2021

Make an impact in your community! 📣
More than 1,600 community members were part of crafting our recent comprehensive plan, Elevate Indianola. It’s time to build on this plan. We want your input on the future of our fire, police, library, and city hall facilities.
Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete both of these two surveys. One is specific to the fire and police departments. The other is about the library and city hall. Surveys will be open until February 21.
Thank you for being part of the process! 🙌 #thinkindianolafirst
Library/City Hall survey: https://www.menti.com/s48swr7g6s
Fire/Police survey: https://www.menti.com/tp8igog92w

02/10/2021
Stop on by, no appointment necessary!
02/03/2021

Stop on by, no appointment necessary!

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207 N B St
Indianola, IA
50125

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(515) 961-9418

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Kudos for the Indianola Library staff! They are posting "walking books" around the parameter fo the library and changing them out frequently. I see families making this loup quite frequently on our morning jobs. Clyde, our dog, enjoys the books a lot as long as I read the copy to him.
Thank you for a great night with the Blank Park Zoo education department.
I am contacting organizations about our Child Abduction Prevention program. C.A.P. for short. I did a small course earlier this month and channel 5 came out for a short segment. I very much would like to get the information out there as I am very passionate about keeping our children safe. I would like to chat with you more about this if you're interested. I am including our video here for you to look at. Thank you for your time. Dave Nelson. 515-249-0031
Is the pool party still on tonight?
SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGED FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 2018 AND JANUARY 2019 I’m spending the day looking for a family to host a 16-year-old boy from China named Xingyang. Can you help me? Xingyang is described as kind, active, sporty, open, outgoing, and polite. Xingyang enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, volleyball, fishing, cooking, playing card games and watching movies. Can anyone help me in my search for a family who can open their heart and home to Xingyang We’re offering a $50.00 referral gift card or donation for the name of any family that will host him. It is through student exchange that we plant seeds of kindness and understanding while building friendships around the world. Message me if you are interested in applying to host Xingyang or if you know of another good family that might enjoy hosting him. Thank you! Claire Yocom STS Foundation Local Coordinator stsfoundation.org