Richard L Proenneke Museum

Come see the Richard Proenneke Museum located inside the library. Learn who Richard was, about his 30 years of homesteading in Alaska, and see a lifesized replica of his Alaskan cabin. Richard's journals and other items can be purchased at the library or online at  

Local and Family History

Our volunteers have  built and continue to maintain many local records. These records include but are not limited to obituary care and filing for lee county, contiguous counties, and local Illinois and Missouri obituaries.  They assist with genealogy requests and assist with walk-in genealogy and internet research requests.  Inquiries can be made by calling the library and leaving your name and number with the librarian for the volunteers to return your call. 

Library Hours 

We are located at 411 N Main in Donnellson, IA.  We have been open at this location since September 2017.  Our phone and fax number is 319-835-5545.

We are open:

Monday - Friday          11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday                     10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday                        CLOSED

We are closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day               Presidents Day                 Good Friday

Memorial Day                 Fourth of July                    Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day          Christmas Day