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We are still following COVID-19 safety guidelines in order to keep our staff and patrons safe. Guidelines in place are:


  • Masks are requested and appreciated as the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask in public. Please respect patrons, visitors, and staff by wearing a mask when inside the JKPL.  
  • We have three rooms available for patrons to use for groups of up to 20 people (social distancing may not feasible). 
  • Curbside service continues for those that prefer it.
  • We encourage everyone to wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the library.
  • Reusable bags are provided upon entry for patrons to use to hold their library materials.
  • Returned / handled items will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before being checked in and shelved.
  • Events may be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid of both. In-person events do have capacity restrictions in place and registration will be required and/or requested for most in-person events. 




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The library is now a pick up site for Test Iowa Covid-19 test kits.  Kits are located just inside the entrance to the library.  Or call us at (563)875-8912 and we can bring a test out to your car. 

NOTE:  The library is NOT a drop off/return site.  Return instructions are included inside each kit. 

Love My Library

Giving Tree Fundraiser

January 10 -  February 28

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Do you “Love Your Library”?  Then consider participating in this annual fundraising activity that will improve the collection and services the library is able to offer.  Visit the Love My Library (LML) page for more details!

Winter Bookopoly:

January 1 - February 28


The JKPL is once again offering a winter library program. This year, participants will be using a Bookopoly game board to track what they are reading or doing at the library and earn prizes.  Visit the Bookopoly page for more information.

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!