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A place where all can meet, learn, and grow.

About the Polk City Community Library

The library is located at 1500 W. Broadway in Polk City, Iowa.

Information

Library Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 10 am-8 pm
  • Friday 10 am-6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am-4 pm

The book drop is accessible year-round.

Need a library card?  Just stop by the library and fill out a registration card!

Weather Policy

The Polk City Community Library Board has deemed the following policy for closing the library due to inclement weather. If the North Polk School District shall close in the morning due to inclement weather, the Polk City Community Library will not open until 4:00 P.M. that afternoon, weather permitting. Upon the discretion of the Library Director, the weather policy may be overridden.

Accreditation

The library received accreditation by the State of Iowa in July 2006.  The library was recognized for its administrative efforts in governance and funding, materials collection, services, public relations, facilities and access.  The accreditation is valid through June 2009.

Services

  • Wireless public internet access
  • Story Times — Check calendar for more information.
  • Snack Attack! — Check calendar for more information.
  • Books on tape and CD
  • Video's and DVD's
  • Music CD's
  • Book Club — Everyone is welcome!  All books are available at the library.  The book club meets on the third Monday of each month.  Check calendar for more information.
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Copy machine and fax service — photocopies 20¢/page; faxes $1/page to send or receive
  • Public Meeting Room — Meeting Room Policy (PDF)

Staff

Kim Kellogg

Kim Kellogg

Kim Kellogg has been the Director of the Polk City Community Library since February 2000.  She has lived in Polk City for 44 years.  She started on the Polk City Library Board and then worked part time at the Library before applying for the Director position.  The highlight of her job has been the building of the new library building.  Kim was the Library Director during the entire building process and is enjoying working in the new building.  The new library is a great addition to our community! 

Kim says "I have been married to my best friend for 27 years.  We have two grown, married daughters. Kim is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren, Alexandria, 4 years, Danyel, 6 months and Jackson, 2 months.  My hobbies include reading, being with my family, and going for rides on our Harley."

Pam Witt

Pam Witt

Pam Witt has joined the library as full time Adult/Reference Librarian, in August 2006.  She had previously worked at the library part time for 7 years.  She lives in rural Polk City.  She enjoys reading, puzzles, flea markets, hanging out with her niece and nephew, bird watching and Butterfly/Hummingbird gardening.

Rene Blessman

Rene Blessman

Children's librarian, Rene Blessman, joined the library staff in September 2008.  Rene was born and raised in South Africa and has been living in America for 9 months and loving it. She says "I am married to the worlds best man. I love playing with clay and that leads to my hobby of jewelry making. Reading, photography and hiking are among some of my other things I like to do in my spare time."

Lisa Fullerton

Lisa Fullerton

Meet Lisa Fullerton—she is the new support librarian at our library. Lisa took the job because she loves the library and especially likes to read self-help books. She calls herself an "organizational geek" and thought the library would be a good place to be one. Lisa's hobbies include digital scrap booking, photography, animals and running. Lisa's family includes her daughter Bryanna and son Brice, along with dog Macy and cat Mistofaleez.

Library Board

Mission Statement:  Each patron will have equal access to information and ideas, in order to lead an enriched life through lifelong learning and to participate knowledgeably and productively in a democratic society. 

The Library Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the library.  The public is welcome to attend all board meetings.  View meeting agendas and minutes.

Current members of the Polk City Community Library Board are: Kathy DeBruyn, Christine Gregory, Maureen McGuire, Judy Nyberg, Mike Miller.