Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm


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Join us for a Music Bingo fundraiser hosted by O So Good Winery & Distillery to celebrate National Library Week!

  • Purchase a table for up to six guests for $120.00.
  • Price includes two bottles of wine of your choice (or equal value in other beverages), a charcuterie board for six, and a dessert to share. Menu items and additional beverages will be available to purchase.
  • Tables must be purchased before April 8 and a limited number of tables are available so don’t wait!
  • Guests will also be able to purchase additional bingo cards, free spaces, raffle tickets, and vote for song themes – with funds going to support the JKPL. 
  • O So Good Winery & Distillery will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the James Kennedy Public Library.

Curious how Music Bingo works?

Participants are given bingo cards, but instead of standard bingo letters and numbers, the squares contain a song title. The host plays a song and each player has to identify the song and mark it off their card if it is listed. The game continues until a participant completes a row, column, or another predetermined pattern on their bingo card. They then call out "Bingo!" and are declared one of the winners of that round. There are multiple winners per round.  Singing along is also encouraged!


Join us for Dubuque County Reads!

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The selected title for 2024 is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. Book discussions will happen at various locations around the county between March 27-April 15, including at the JKPL. Feel free to attend as many as you are able to, wherever you are able! The book is available to borrow at each participating library. For more information about the book and a full list of participating libraries, go to:


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The JKPL has again partnered with local businesses for a fun D.E.A.R. month scavenger hunt! Can you match the book with the business? Pick up a scavenger hunt form at the library or print one off here. The scavenger hunt form features pictures of book covers and each participating business in Dyersville has one of the book covers posted in their business window.  Match the book with the business then turn your completed forms into the library before May 1 to get entered into the prize drawing for one of several gift baskets. 

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!