Children & Youth:
Story Hour every Tuesday at 10:00 am. Books and activities are aimed toward preschool level, but all are welcome. If your daycare would like a traveling story, time at your location (within Lee County), call the library and speak to the director.
Early-Out Activities at 1:30 pm are held every Central Lee School District scheduled Early Out. These activities are aimed toward elementary and middle school age groups, but all are welcome. Usually a snack is served. Please let a librarian know if your child has any allergies each time they attend.
Summer Reading Program runs all of June and July each year. Each weekday (Monday- Friday), there will be an activity for the kids at 2:00 pm. Wednesday at 10:00 am a reading discussion aimed for elementary and middle school aged children will be held. All are welcome. Some special programs will be at different times. Notices of these activities will be on our website's calendar and posted on the Facebook's library page. Brochures will be given to the school for distribution and available at the library. We will be closed on July 4th for Independence day observation and no activities will be held that day. The theme for 2023 is Find Your Voice. We are collecting representations of your voice to display through June and July. If you want the item returned, it will need to have your name and contact information on it. The library will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of these items. We are also collecting short stories, poems, or art to put into a book for check out later in 2023. Let a librarian know, if you have something you want to share.
Teens & Adults:
Crafternoon is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm. This class has been generously sponsored by the Montrose Health Center and will be hosted by Lee County Floral. There are 10 spots. Reserve your spot each month by calling the library.
Coffee Craft & Conversation is held each month on the 4th Thursday at 1:00 pm. River Hills in Keokuk has graciously sponsored this class with Lee County Floral hosting. Reserve your spot out of 10 available by calling the library.
Book Core is a book club held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Speak to a librarian about what the current book being read for the next discussion. Many copies are ordered to meet the needs of all who wish to attend. All are welcome to join.
CARDS is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend. The group decides together what to play each meeting, so games vary. Registration is not required. Call the library or check Facebook for cancelations.
Art w/ Jerri Sparks will be held on the 1st Thursday of every other month through 2023 at 5:30pm. The goal of these classes is to offer the community opportunities to work with different art mediums. The Friends of the Donnellson Library have generously sponsored 10 spots for these classes. Call the library to reserve your spot. Registration is open for 8 weeks before each class. April - acrylic, June - watercolor, August - soft pastels, October - charcoal, December - acrylic, and February 2024 - watercolor pencils.
Genealogy Workshop will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. These classes will continue until interest wanes. Ask a librarian if these classes are currently in session. Volunteers can be found in the Local & Family History room at the library on Tuesday afternoons to assist walk-ins.
If there were a class or activity, you would like to see the library do OR if you have a talent, you would like to share, discuss it with the library director.
All are welcome to attend any of the listed activities. If issues arrise, we reserve the right for the librarian on duty to ask anyone causing what she deams a disturbance, to leave. Thank you for respecting our libary and all of it's patrons.