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We are still following some COVID-19 safety guidelines in order to keep our staff and patrons safe. Guidelines in place reflect the most current recommendations from the CDC. Those guidelines are:

  • Masks are welcome, if you choose to wear one. We recommend you follow current CDC guidelines.
  • We have three rooms available for patrons to use for meetings/events. No Covid-related capacity guidelines are in place.
  • 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.
  • Events will continue to be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid of both.




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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. 


Friends of the Library Bus Trip Fundraiser! 

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Join us Friday, December 2 for a trip to see the musical White Christmas at Circa 21.  Tickets are on sale now at the library!  See flyers for details. 

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!