Programs and Services

The Children's Department maintains a busy programming schedule.  Preschool storytime is held on Tuesday morning at 10:30.  The Toddler Gang meets one Saturday a month and the After-School Bunch (grades K-4) meets one Tuesday afternoon a month.  Youth in Action (grades 5-8) also holds monthly activities.  A monthly newsletter is available at the front deck with specific dates.

The library offers shut-in delivery by request.  The staff is also available for  programming for community groups.  A small meeting room may be used by groups conducting meetings consistent with the library's activities.

WILBOR, a state-wide program for free downloadable audio books and eBooks is available.  Please contact the library for more information.

The Cherokee Public Library is a participant in the Open Access Program, sponsored by the State Library of Iowa.  Anyone with a valid Iowa driver's license may check out materials.  The library also participates in Access Plus, a service that provides materials as loans to and from other libraries.  Information and passwords for the EBSCO Database are available at the library.  This service is paid for by the State Library of Iowa and is offered to all Iowa residents.

Reference service by personal contact or telephone is backed up by the Northwest Library Service Area in Sioux City, Iowa.  Internet searching for legitimate reference questions will be done by the library staff as time permits on a limited basis.

Local history information is available in the genealogy room with two micro-reader printers for public use.  Cherokee newspapers from 1870 to the present are on microfilm as well as federal and state census films.

The Cherokee Area Archives maintain their own collection in a special room.  Family history files, local historical photos, pertinent records, and other local history items on paper are available.  The Archives is open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, and is staffed by volunteers.  It is also open by appointment.
416 West Main Street, Cherokee IA 51012 (712) 225-5749