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Welcome to the Donnellson Library


The Donnellson Public Library
411 Main St.
Donnellson, IA  52625         319/835-5545

Rainbow and the library

Visit our online catalog anytime, day or night:


  Proenneke Cabin reconstruction       

The Proenneke museum interior. For a link to our Proenneke website, click here! 


NEW HOURS Begin Nov. 2:

WE ARE OPEN:  MONDAY - FRIDAY   11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.,

SATURDAY 10:00-3:30 with the following rules: 

Donnellson Library Board Approves Plan for Limited Re-opening

The Board of Trustees of the Donnellson Public Library accepted a plan from  

the Library Director, at the August meeting.  The following procedures will be in place:

  1.  People should not visit if they are ill.
  2. Masks or face coverings will be required of all patrons, staff and volunteers.
  3. Patrons will be directed to wash their hands with soap and water when entering the library
  4. 3 computer workstations will be available.
  5. Patrons will be asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet from any other persons in the building
  6. Children ages 6 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  7. The Activity Room is available for evening or Saturday meetings of 12 persons or less.
  8.  A one hour time limit is suggested for using the library without special permission.

Library Director Brenda Knox will take orders for outside

pickup of any library materials for those leery of visiting the library. 

Please call 319/835-5545, and visit the online catalog at

 Search for books in other Iowa Libraries using this link:


Downloadable audio and E-books through Bridges can be found here:


NEW:  Bridges has changed their server.  Now your Log-In is your patron card number WITHOUT a Space:   as in:  P1111  (sorry for any inconvenience.)

The three ladies Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library meet the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. in the library's new activity room.  Friends of Donnellson Public Library benefits our operations, by providing funds for things we can't afford in our budget!Join Friends of Donnellson Library!  Fee is only $10.00/yr. for an individual, $25 for a family, or $100 for a lifetime membership.

*  Story Hour is Currently Suspended due to the Covid-19 Outbreak. Story hour kids:  April, 2018
Meet new friends, read some books, sing a song, make a simple craft project.

 Searchable databases from Gale:  galepages iowa Chilton Books and authors Search Databases from Credo Reference Service a New Language online from Transparent Languages!

Ask our helpful staff!   

If you need help with these links or anything, just ask and we will do what we can to help.

Your Helpful Library Staff

Sara Pedrick, Brenda Knox, Gayle Austin and Marty Miller.

(Assistant Sunny Robbins is not shown it this picture.)



This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.