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About the Charles City Public Library

Visiting the library- The library’s address is 106 Milwaukee Mall but we are actually located on Clark Street next to City Hall. Click here for a map with our location and parking. 

Library Hours and Holidays- With the exception of holidays, the library is open Monday-Thursday 10am to 8 pm, Fridays 10am-5 pm and Saturdays 1-5 pm. The library observes the same holidays as the City of Charles City. They are:

New Year’s Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day


If Christmas Eve falls on Monday through Thursday, an additional one-half day is also observed as a holiday. If a holiday falls on Sunday, Monday will be considered the holiday. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed.

Library Board- The Charles City Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:15pm in the library’s meeting room. For information on who serves as a library trustee or what library boards do, click here.

History of the Library- Find out how long Charles City has had a library and where in town it has been.

Zastrow River Room- Looking for a space for your next meeting? Check out our meeting room.

Mooney Art Collection- 77 classic art prints available for viewing during library hours.  Read more about Arthur Mooney, his collection and the Gallery.

Mission Statement- The Library will act as a community center for all ages for basic information in various formats., popular reading, entertainment, programming for growth, self-help, and lifelong learning to increase the general good and well-being of the citizens of Charles City.

Library Policies- The rules that govern the library.

Long Range Plan- A five year plan to help the library better serve the community.

Contact us- Call the library at 641-257-6319 or email us at director@charles-city.lib.ia.us