Kalona Public Library News


It is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Call us to make an appointment to come into the library and get a free gift with your new library card account.

Please note that the library doors remain locked to meter library access and ensure adequate social distancing.

Curbside pickup:

The library continues to provide curbside service Monday through Saturday. Curbside pickup if the safest way to pick up materials. All materials are quarantined for three days, then sanitized before being returned to circulation. There are four ways to schedule curbside pickup:

Call (319) 656-3501, Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email kaloplib@kctc.net.

Visit the website at kalona.lib.ia.us and place holds on your account.

Send a message via the library’s brand-new virtual chat on the website homepage.


All appointments will be limited to 30 minutes. The library’s patron capacity will be limited to five people (three during high-risk hours). To set up an appointment call the library at (319) 656-3501.

Library staff ask that you wear a face covering when inside the building. If you do not have a face covering, please contact staff and they will make items available to you curbside.

New adult fiction: “Royal” by Danielle Steel; “The Silent Wife” by Karin Slaughter; “All the Devils Are Here” by Louise Penny; “The Midwife Murders” by James Patterson; and “The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante.

New adult nonfiction: “The Answer Is…” by Alex Trebek

New adult audiobooks: “Twisted Twenty-Six” by Janet Evanovich; “All the Devils Are Here” by Louise Penny

New young adult: “Starsight” by Brandon Sanderson; “Parachutes” by Kelly Yang

New Junior Fiction: “Pie in the Sky” by Remy Lai; “The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane” by Kate O’Shaughnessy; “Wink-Surviving School With One Eye Open” by Rob Harrell; and “Lalani of the Distant Sea” by Erin Entrada Kelly

New junior graphic novels: “I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916” by Georgia Ball; “The Runaway Princess” by Johan Troianowski

New junior nonfiction; “Never Too Young: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference” by Aileen Weintraub; and “Pokemon Super Deluxe Essential Handbook”

New easy books; “Jesse and Ollie Build a Fort” by Alex Willan; “We Will Rock Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins; “Simon at the Art Museum” by Christina Soontornvat; “Pinky Crashes the Party” by Michael Portis; and “I Believe I Can” by Grace Byers”

New easy readers: “Sister Bear and the Golden Rule” by Mike Berenstain; “Amelia Bedelia Lost and Found” by Herman Parish; and “Meet the Quokkas” by Caryn Jenner.


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