Build-A-Basket Fundraiser Silent Auction:

Ends April 2!

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Organizations, businesses, and individuals have donated 40 amazing baskets this year and now is your opportunity to bid on them! All items are on display in the library or you can view the list of baskets here.

  • Bids can be placed in person at the library, by calling the library, or emailing
  • The online page will be updated daily.
  • Bidding in the silent auction ends promptly at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 2.
  • All funds raised are used to support library programs, collections, and services.





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Join us for a trivia fundraiser hosted by O So Good Winery & Distillery on Friday, April 28 @ 6:30 pm!

  • Purchase a table for up to six guests for $120.00.
  • Price includes two bottles of wine of your choice, a charcuterie board for six, and a dessert to share. Menu items and additional beverages will be available to purchase.
  • Visit the library or O So Good Winery & Distillery to purchase a table. Tables must be purchased before April 21st. 
  • O So Good Winery & Distillery will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the James Kennedy Public Library.


Dubuque County Reads

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The James Kennedy Public Library is participating in the first annual Dubuque County Reads book discussion! The selected title for 2023 is Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig, a disability advocate and Instagram star. For more information about the program, and where book discussions will be held, visit the DCR page



James Kennedy Public Library


Welcome to the James Kennedy Public Library! The library is your one stop source for all of your informational needs. We have a large selection of books, audiobooks, magazines (both print and digital), newspapers, DVDs, console games, and downloadable music and movies available to be checked out by our library card holders. Here you will also find electronic resources, news, information about our Creation Station and Library of Things, and a calendar of upcoming library events!