Mooney Gallery is closed as of 2/1/2023.

Note New Hours starting on May 30!


Support your Library

Library Foundation

The Charles City Public Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that was formed specifically to benefit and help support the public library.

· Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible .

· Managed by an independent board that has library board members appointed as liaisons. 

· Gifts can be specified for a named purpose or can be general gifts to the library.

· gifts  are used to supplement the Library’s materials and collection budget.

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The friends of the library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was organized to supplement the programming that the library provides to the community.

· Also provide a number of community  services

· yearly scholarship to area graduating seniors

· supporting the Battle of the Books teams at schools

· Managed by volunteer board of directors, who coordinate programming and assist Staff

·  Membership in Friends is open to all individuals, families, corporations, organizations and partnerships.

· Membership dues are $5, however the Friends  will accept any level of generosity you see fit to give.

· Donations and dues are tax deductible

Directly to the Library

The third option is to give a gift directly to the library. The Library is a 501(c)(4) organization, therefore, donations are not tax deductible.

· Any monetary donations go into the city general fund.

· This option is best for donation of items and monies designated for a specific purpose such as furniture.


Volunteering your time and talent is an excellent way to give back to your library. If interested, please see the Director for details.