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Update Library Hours May 1, 2021

The Ackley Public Library will be open as of September 1st, 2020 but with some newly implemented changes. For the safety of the library staff and patrons, we ask that the library not be used as a gathering place at this time.  There will be no After School Friends, Coloring Group, Book Club, or other gatherings until further notice.

Building open to public with slightly limited hours

M, W, F, 9AM – 5PM
T, Thu 11AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – NOON
  • Children 13 and under are not allowed in the building without a parent/guardian/adult

  • Each patron will be allowed to be in the library for no longer than 30 minutes

  • Maximum of 8 patrons in the building at one time

  • Newspapers are available but not sanitized


    • Please call to schedule an appointment to use the computer. 2 computers are available with 30-minute time limit.  

    • Safety

      • Anyone entering the building will be required to use the hand sanitizing station and have their name and phone number recorded in a log

      • Masks are encouraged but not required

      • Staff will wear masks while working on the floor (not behind the desk)

      • Staff will wash hands if money is exchanged

      • Items may not be returned to the circulation desk *Please place returned materials in the book drop outside.

      • Returned materials will continue to quarantined for up to 7 days. 

      • High traffic areas of touch (door handles, tables, counters) will be cleaned often as time allows, at least once per day. *Due to large surface areas in the library, not all areas will be cleaned on a regular basis.

      Restrooms are for emergencies only and are not sanitized after each use

      We will continue to have curbside service available for those who would prefer not to enter the library.

Notice:  The WiFi hours will remain as  6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and can be used from outside the building.
Also you will be able to use the BRIDGES e-books and audio books with your library card number.

Aviso: Debido a problemas de presupuesto público y comentarios el nuevo horario de WiFi en la biblioteca pública de Ackley será 6:00 a 21:00 a partir del 1 de septiembre. 

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Ackley, Iowa 50601


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