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
$0.20 each back & white copy 
and $0.50 each color copy
$2.00 First page and
$1.00 each additional page
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.

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

Tote Bags are$10 and T-shirts are $12

Check out these amazing items which are great gifts and support our library! Thank you to Knock 'n Kneedles.

Story Time for preschoolers  Wednesdays from 10-11am.

Enjoy crafts, stories, fun and snacks!

Free clean and gently used items are distributed and accepted.

Clothes Closet  Mondays 6-7:30pm.

 The Brown Bag Book Club 

         Monday *January 6* at noon          (usually second Monday of every month)

March 3, 1943

Bethnal Green, London’s East EndShortly after a quarter past eight, a siren split the air. Marian Williams lifted her sleeping daughter from her bed and darted down the stairs. Her mother and father-in-law, off on air warden duty, had left the front door unlocked.She hugged her youngest child close. The blackout made the going difficult, but her husband’s instructions echoed in her brain: “Whatever you do, get down inside the station fast as you can.”She hoped for a spot near the canteen, with access to milk. Uneven light shone over the paved steps. Then she tripped. Her knee hit the concrete, then something bashed her left side. Someone cried out. Another blow scraped her arm on the landing floor. Where was her baby? She attempted to get up, but an even heavier weight slammed her face down. A crushing burden descended, then all went black.Riding in the backs of Army trucks across North Africa, throughout the Sicily campaign, up the boot of Italy, and northward through France into Germany, Dorothy Woebbeking served as a surgical nurse with the 11th Evacuation Hospital.During World War II, US Army nurses worked and slept in tents through horrific weather, endured enemy fire, and even the disdain of their own superior officers, who believed women had no place in war. But Dorothy and her comrades persevered, and their skills and upbeat attitude made a huge difference in the lives of thousands of wounded soldiers.Dorothy and Marian’s stories converge on a simple, hand stitched handkerchief.

Congratulations Mckinley for reading 1,000 books over the summer!

Congratulations McKinley for reading 1,000 books over the summer!

          Eclipse 1872 - March 2018    
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