About the Library
“The Council Bluffs Public Library is committed to enriching, informing and empowering our community.”
The Council Bluffs Public Library exists to meet the changing needs of Council Bluffs citizens, families and businesses. We offer children, teen, and adult services so we can meet specific requests for a variety of ages. We also have a tech lab with all of the tools and programs to allow you to keep innovating. Explore our site to learn more about what the Council Bluffs Library has to offer. Click here to read the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020-21.
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Full & Part-time Staff
The Library is buzzing right into Summer with our anticipated Summer Reading Program for all ages! This year the Summer Reading Program will be an all ages affair with reading challenges, programs, and prizes for babies up to 100 year olds in our community. Starting May 27th, sign-up using the program Beanstack from the library website to start logging reading time. Programs will happen during June, July, and August every week and include children’s performers, story times, music performances, hands-on activities and more!
Other things happening in the coming months include library activities at the Council Bluffs Farmer’s Market, guest appearances at Rec on the Move programs, and our monthly offerings of book discussions, knitting groups, and Teen Central Tinkerzone activities.
Don’t forget about our Discovery Passes this Summer. With your library card you can check out visitor passes to many local attractions including The Durham Museum, Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children’s Museum, and Pottawattamie Conservation Parks. Check the library website Discovery Passes to learn more about each particular pass and how it works. Also check back often as more passes are planned to be added this Summer.
Never miss an upcoming program or event at the library by subscribing to one of the various library newsletters. Get information about various programs, events, and resources right in your inbox. Select the topic that interests you and enjoy not having to scroll through details you don’t want. These newsletters are sent at varying times, but your information won’t be shared with other organizations so rest assured, you won’t get unwanted solicitation.
The public library now more than ever is here to serve you and provide resources and services for you to be entertained, learn something new, or rediscover a forgotten favorite book or movie. I encourage you to stop in and rediscover what the library has to offer you this Summer!
Library Board of Trustees
The Council Bluffs Public Library is governed by the Board of Library Trustees and is comprised of 9 members who are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. As defined in the Board By-laws, the primary duties of the Board include:
- Serves as a liaison between the library and the community
- Acts as a policy-making board
- Assists in budget preparation
- Control of expenditure of funds allocated to the library
- Responsible for the appointment of a librarian
Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Library.
Click here to download the PDF for this month’s Board Packet.
Library Board Members