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Catalog

Link to the library catalog
Catalog
Link to the library catalog

About Our Library

Library hours, location, board, mission, policies.
The J.J. Hands Library
Directory information
History
A history of the Library
Library Director
A message from the Library Director
Library Policies
Polices to govern the library.
Meeting Room
How to reserve and use
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Library
Plans
Plans for the future of the library
Board of Trustees

Books & Reading

Book reviews, book lists, such as what to read next, and information on early literacy are found here.
Books and Reading
Information to help you find a book to read.
Book Reviews
Links to book review Web sites
Mysteries
Find mystery series and links to your favorite crime author
Romance
Find links to romance writers' and readers' Web sites as well as book suggestions and series descriptions
Science Fiction
Contains links to Web sites for all things science fiction
Historical Fiction
Links to Web sites for lovers of the historical fiction genre
Westerns
Find links to Web sites describing the western genre of literature
Book Talk
A form to submit thoughts about a book
Suggestion for Purchase
Use this form to make purchase suggestions to the library.

Community

Find out about our city - history, maps, and general information. Also find links to local businesses, churches, and the city and county Web sites.
Our Community
Find out who we are and what makes our town a great place to live.
Who We Are
Find the demographic profile for our city as provided by the State Data Center.
Our City
Here is a link to our city's Web site.
Our County
Here is a link to our county's Web site.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Contact the Library Director and staff. Fill out an online feedback form.
The J.J. Hands Library
Ask A Librarian
Use this form to submit your questions to the library.
Web site Feedback
Feedback from our users.
Library Staff

Do Research

Find lots of links to useful Web sites.
What are you looking for?
This is a great place to start your search for information
eGovt Resources
Federal Government Information and Resources
Subject Guides
Need help navigating the Internet? Use these subject guides as a place starting place.
EBSCOhost
Online magazines, newspapers and other reference tools
Iowa Center for the Book
Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Publications Online
An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Locator
An online catalog of lowa library items
State Data Center
Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
WorldCat
1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

Support Our Library

There are several ways you can help your library.
Support Our Library
Find out how you can support our library.
Friends
Friends of the Library
Give Books
Donations are always welcome

Patron Services

All the services and programs that the library offers.
Use Our Library
Find out about all the services and programs that the library offers.
Book Clubs
Join a Library Book Club
Faxing Service
Fax something from the Library
For Children
Library services for children
Interlibrary Loan
Borrow books from another library
Library Card
How to get a library card
For Seniors
Get something notarized
Use a Computer
Public Access Computers
Community Decor Collection
Do you need some nice decoration for your wedding, shower, party or other event? Then take a look at what you can check out at the library from the community decor collection.

Monthly Book Club

Book Club is held the second Thursday of every month at the library. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of this months book.
2019 Book Club Line Up
August- Because You're Mine by Marin Montgomery September- My Grandma Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman October- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware November- Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak December- Educated by Tara Westover


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