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As one of the oldest public libraries in the State of Iowa, the Indianola Public Library has a proud tradition of serving the community by connecting residents to information and to each other so they can learn, enjoy, and thrive. Indianola’s proximity to the Des Moines metro area has prompted a rapidly changing community, and the Library is committed to meeting emerging needs and exceeding community expectations.

Operating as usual

UPDATE:Our server is back up and running. However, there are still reports of issues with the library app.Please keep in...
12/13/2022

UPDATE:
Our server is back up and running. However, there are still reports of issues with the library app.

Please keep in mind, any notices you received yesterday/today might have incorrect information. Your account might take 24-48 hours to update with correct notifications. Please let us know if you have any questions. 12/13/22, 11:45am
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We are aware of issues with patrons accounts not listing up-to-date checkouts and issues with patron holds. We are in constant contact with our IT team working to resolve the problems. We will post on our social media and website when the issues have been resolved. Thank you for your understanding. -IPL staff, 12/13/22

Here are your Disney Trivia champions! Thanks to all of the families that joined us last night. Thanks for being our gue...
12/10/2022

Here are your Disney Trivia champions! Thanks to all of the families that joined us last night. Thanks for being our guests! 😉🕯️🎆

12/09/2022

Escape Vecna's Mind, Round 1. Adults and older teens, there's still time to register for tonight's escape rooms! Choose 5pm or 7pm. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/EscapeVecnasMindIPLAdults or through our app ASAP!

This  consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Indianola Public Library. With the Friends support, the library i...
11/29/2022

This consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Indianola Public Library. With the Friends support, the library is able to offer summer programs for all ages, make necessary updates to library spaces, and support library outreach in our community. In a community like ours, your involvement and support make a big impact. Become a Friend of IPL today! indianolaiowa.gov/friendsofthelibrary

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership for the grant (and the Friends of the Ind...
11/29/2022

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership for the grant (and the Friends of the Indianola Public Library for the matching funds) for the library to purchase new furniture for the Teen Space. The teens love it!

So many people benefit from our Friends' support, especially in the summer! The Friends of IPL are the sole sponsor of a...
11/26/2022

So many people benefit from our Friends' support, especially in the summer! The Friends of IPL are the sole sponsor of all summer library events. We don't know what we would do without them! Become a Friend today at indianolaiowa.gov/friendsofthelibrary

11/24/2022

This year, and every year, we're thankful for our patrons... and nutty bars apparently 😜. We love our community and we love coming to work with you all each and every day. Thank you for supporting your library!

The Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Saturd...
11/22/2022

The Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10:00 am. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Join the Friends of the Indianola Public Library , and just watch the immediate impact people like you have on your comm...
11/19/2022

Join the Friends of the Indianola Public Library , and just watch the immediate impact people like you have on your community. It matters. Become a Friend of IPL today! indianolaiowa.gov/friendsofthelibrary

Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual Friends of the Library Social Hour last night. President of the Friends, Sh...
11/16/2022

Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual Friends of the Library Social Hour last night. President of the Friends, Shayla Rabe, Library Director, Michele Patrick, and librarians, Janis Comer, Jacy West, and Alison Brown gave the annual presentation highlighting how well the library is doing and how the support of the Friends is integral to that success. If you're interested in becoming a Friend of IPL, follow this link: http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/848/Friends-of-the-Library

We want to thank our Friends of the Indianola Public Library for their continued enthusiastic support. The library would...
11/16/2022

We want to thank our Friends of the Indianola Public Library for their continued enthusiastic support. The library wouldn't be what it is today without you! ❤ Become a Friend today! indianolaiowa.gov/friendsofthelibrary

Today we celebrate and thank our veterans, especially our very own, Jody and Jacy. To all those who have served, and tho...
11/11/2022

Today we celebrate and thank our veterans, especially our very own, Jody and Jacy. To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… thank you for your service, and Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, November 11, 2022, Veterans Day will be recognized as an observed holiday by the City of Indianola. Therefore, t...
11/08/2022

Friday, November 11, 2022, Veterans Day will be recognized as an observed holiday by the City of Indianola. Therefore, the Library will be closed for regular business in observance of the city holiday. However, the scheduled Jurassic Nerf Attack for TEENS in grades 6-12 is still on! We'll see you at 5:30 on Friday!

11/04/2022

Yes. Graphic novels and manga are real books.

10/31/2022

Tonight’s the night! 5:30-6:30, costumes, hot dogs, trucks, treats! Join us at the library!

We can't wait to see you all next Monday for our annual Trunk or Treat! It's on a NEW NIGHT, 10/31, 5:30-6:30pm, with a ...
10/28/2022

We can't wait to see you all next Monday for our annual Trunk or Treat! It's on a NEW NIGHT, 10/31, 5:30-6:30pm, with a hot dog supper grilled on site! The Water Pollution Control department won the coveted Silver Pumpkin award for Best Display last year... Let's see who wins this year! City of Indianola Indianola Police Department Indianola Fire Department Stephanie Erickson Mayor of Indianola Indianola Municipal Utilities

It's almost here! Our annual Trunk or Treat event will be on a NEW DATE this year: Monday, October 31st, from 5:30-6:30p...
10/26/2022

It's almost here! Our annual Trunk or Treat event will be on a NEW DATE this year: Monday, October 31st, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Library. Come in your costumes for a free hot dog supper, decorated trucks (and their treats!), and see if you can spot the Library dinos! 🦖 City of Indianola Indianola Police Department Indianola FireDept Indianola Municipal Utilities Stephanie Erickson Mayor of Indianola

It's an epic FAMILY NERF battle...with a twist! Costumes are encouraged, so you can give everyone a preview of your tric...
10/20/2022

It's an epic FAMILY NERF battle...with a twist! Costumes are encouraged, so you can give everyone a preview of your trick-or-treat outfit. Friday, 10/28, 6-7pm. No registration necessary.

Spend quality time at the library during our Family Snack & Paint. All supplies provided. Free. Register here: https://b...
10/19/2022

Spend quality time at the library during our Family Snack & Paint. All supplies provided. Free. Register here: https://bit.ly/3VAuLwj

10/17/2022

You could say Janis was excited… Indianola Fire Department City of Indianola

Make a difference at your library! Teens in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and get volu...
09/29/2022

Make a difference at your library! Teens in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and get volunteer hours. Meetings are the 1st Monday every month at 6pm. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3LQEOJy

...to a parade near you! See you Saturday at 10am at the Log Cabin Day Parade!
09/23/2022

...to a parade near you! See you Saturday at 10am at the Log Cabin Day Parade!

...the library dinos...
09/22/2022

...the library dinos...

Tomorrow night's forecast has 80% cloud coverage, and sadly 0% chance of Stargazing at the Middleswart Lodge. The Starga...
09/21/2022

Tomorrow night's forecast has 80% cloud coverage, and sadly 0% chance of Stargazing at the Middleswart Lodge. The Stargazing event at 8pm on 9/22 has been canceled due to weather.

All things Minecraft starts Monday, 9/26 at 3:30pm! 4th Mondays of each month for K-5th graders.This event does not requ...
09/21/2022

All things Minecraft starts Monday, 9/26 at 3:30pm! 4th Mondays of each month for K-5th graders.

This event does not require your own handheld device, but you are welcome to bring in any handheld device that has Minecraft and is cross-play compatible. We will be able to connect you to the server.

Coming soon...
09/20/2022

Coming soon...

Can't find your favorite graphic novel or manga in the library? We now have Comics Plus! No waitlines. No limits. Thousa...
09/13/2022

Can't find your favorite graphic novel or manga in the library? We now have Comics Plus! No waitlines. No limits. Thousands of digital titles for all ages at your fingertips. indianolaiowa.gov/Comics-Plus

Join our brand new Pokémon Club! Feel free to bring your own handheld device or trading cards in. Whether it's a phone f...
09/07/2022

Join our brand new Pokémon Club! Feel free to bring your own handheld device or trading cards in. Whether it's a phone for Pokémon Go or a switch with any type of Pokémon game. The library will also provide a Pokémon video game available for play.

Are you ready for an EPIC night out with the fam? Pizza and drinks provided. Registration requested for pizza count. Reg...
09/03/2022

Are you ready for an EPIC night out with the fam? Pizza and drinks provided. Registration requested for pizza count. Register here: https://bit.ly/3x1dFNR

Yes! We have your favorite Heeler family not only on DVD, but book, and game too! Browse here: https://bit.ly/3KsyTtp
08/31/2022

Yes! We have your favorite Heeler family not only on DVD, but book, and game too! Browse here: https://bit.ly/3KsyTtp

The library will be closed Monday, 9/5 in observance of Labor Day.
08/30/2022

The library will be closed Monday, 9/5 in observance of Labor Day.

Pardon our mess! Due to the heavy rain this morning, you may notice empty shelves, buckets, and fans. Please let library...
08/29/2022

Pardon our mess! Due to the heavy rain this morning, you may notice empty shelves, buckets, and fans. Please let library staff know if you need assistance around the affected areas, or would like a book missing from the shelf.

Enjoy an all new escape room for adults! This time, you find yourself stuck in a museum—but not just any museum. Solve t...
08/26/2022

Enjoy an all new escape room for adults! This time, you find yourself stuck in a museum—but not just any museum. Solve the mystery of the odd artifacts and escape the room. Register before it fills up! https://bit.ly/3QOQtu2

The issue blocking log-in access to library accounts has been resolved! You should now be able to log in to the app and ...
08/23/2022

The issue blocking log-in access to library accounts has been resolved! You should now be able to log in to the app and My Account online. Thank you for your patience.

We are aware of an issue blocking log-in access to library accounts for some users. Library staff are still able to acce...
08/18/2022

We are aware of an issue blocking log-in access to library accounts for some users. Library staff are still able to access all accounts at this time. Please call us at 515-961-9418 if you have any questions about your account while we work to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The library will be closed Aug. 1-2 for the installation of energy efficient lighting.  Curbside pickup will be availabl...
07/25/2022

The library will be closed Aug. 1-2 for the installation of energy efficient lighting. Curbside pickup will be available from 10 am to 6 pm on those days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Never miss out on what's happening at your library! Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://bit.ly/3PLRXEa
07/22/2022

Never miss out on what's happening at your library! Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://bit.ly/3PLRXEa

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07/18/2022

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Iowa Figure Skating Academy!!!

We welcome everyone from recreational skaters, to figure skaters and those wanting to play hockey!
Pairs of rental skates is included in the registration!
Learn more and register today at

http://dmfigureskating.com/

Please note. It’s never too late to sign up for sessions; the cost will be pro-rated.

Please pre-register online on website.
http://www.dmfigureskating.com/
So that the coaches can know in advance how many children will be and how to distribute the groups.
Any questions please contact us at [email protected].
http://dmfigureskating.com/

Our classes include a 30 minute group skill lesson and 30minutes of practice time. There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels.

About the Program
A curriculum that offers something for everyone- from the first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques.

Metro ice Sport Facility
5100 NW 72nd Street, Urbandale, 50322
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Iowa Figure Skating Academy!!!

We welcome everyone from recreational skaters, to figure skaters and those wanting to play hockey!
Pairs of rental skates is included in the registration!
Learn more and register today at

http://dmfigureskating.com/

Please note. It’s never too late to sign up for sessions; the cost will be pro-rated.

Please pre-register online on website.
http://www.dmfigureskating.com/
So that the coaches can know in advance how many children will be and how to distribute the groups.
Any questions please contact us at [email protected].
http://dmfigureskating.com/

Our classes include a 30 minute group skill lesson and 30minutes of practice time. There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels.

About the Program
A curriculum that offers something for everyone- from the first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques.

Metro ice Sport Facility
5100 NW 72nd Street, Urbandale, 50322
⛸⛸⛸
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
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