At Kothe Memorial Library everyone can enjoy new fiction or nonfiction books in different formats, a variety of magazines, new DVDs and research and learn about a new topic. If the material is not on site we use the State of Iowa Libraries Online (SILO) to obtain it for you at no cost. Our library staff strives to support lifelong reading and learning.

Libraries = Strong Communities

Friends of the Library are now taking
orders for Kothe Memorial Library sweatshirts for $25 each.  
Stay warm and cozy and
it makes a perfect gift!

Free WiFi and scanning

Monday & Wednesday:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


 “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life”- Mortimer J. Adler

The Friends of the Library supports programming and materials to benefit the community. New members are welcome on the second Monday of every month at 8:30 am.

Check out these amazing items which are great gifts and support our library! 

Buy a Kothe Memorial Library tote bag for $10 and you can fill with used books/puzzles for FREE!

 Obituary for Darlene Lavonne Johnson

Our condolences to the family of Darlene Johnson. We are honored to accept memorials on her behalf. Darlene was a valued library patron. Thank you to those who have already donated.

February 26

Pajama Storytime 

 Wednesday with Aleeya at 10am.

Wear your Pj's and Bring A Stuffed Animal!

Pajama Storytime This Wed With Aleeya At 10:00. Wear your Pj's And Bring A Stuffed Animal!

Wednesday 10-11am. Enjoy crafts, stories, snacks and fun!

Free Clean and gently used items are distributed and accepted. Mondays 6-7:30pm


Donations of Eye glasses, Hearing aids and Cell phones accepted here.

Donations of Eye glasses, Hearing aids and Cell phones accepted here

Brown Bag Book Club Selection

Monday @ Noon March 9

One forbidden love. Two broken hearts. Three little things.

Hattie Waltz should forget the troubled neighbor leaving for boot camp in 1917. He forgot about her ages ago. It had always been the Waltzs verses the Kregers, his family pitted against hers. When she hands him a farewell gift, a chemistry lesson unfolds. The good kind.

Arno Kreger can’t leave Iowa or his old man fast enough. He’s eager to prove his worth on the battlefield and stop blaming himself for his brother’s death. Before entering the train, he bumps into Hattie. He’s loved her forever, always from the sidelines, because nobody crosses Hattie’s pa.

One innocent letter soon morphs into many. Arno and Hattie share three little secrets in each letter and grow closer together. But he’s on his way to a war across the ocean, and she’s still in her father’s house. Their newfound love will need to survive dangers on both fronts.

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