About Us

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 2021-22.

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Friday, November 11, 2022
CLOSED ~ Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
CLOSEING EARLY @ 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 24, 2022
CLOSED ~ Thanksgiving Day

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

kids enjoying library events

48,738

Registered Card Holders

1,733

Check-outs per Day

65,000

Sq. ft. of Building Space

40

Full & Part-time Staff

Antonia Krupicka-Smith

Antonia Krupicka-Smith

Library Director

Back to School is upon us and soon the weather will turn cooler. We are not slowing down at the library, just shifting gears. I encourage you to check out the FY 22 Annual Report to view a wonderful recap of what all we have been doing at the library.

This Fall I encourage you to join a book club, try a new hobby, or connect with someone new at the Library. We have a robust offering of both in person and virtual book clubs for adults every month covering a variety of topics and genres from Lunch Bunch to Sci-Fi to our new Author Chat virtual clubs, you are sure to make a connection, enjoy a good read, or deepen a skill you didn’t know you had. As always we also have different monthly classes to teach a new hobby such as sewing or painting for both adults and teens. A great resource to ensure you don’t miss out on new program offerings is the wide range of topical newsletters that arrive right in your email inbox to let you know what to look forward to. Subscribe at library email newsletters.

Here are some wonderful resources to check out as you enjoy the area.

Discovery Pass: El Mueso Latino
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a visit to El Mueso Latino which features special exhibits and educational programs and classes. A family pass can be borrowed from the library with your library card.

Podcast Kits
Checkout the newest addition to the Makerspace equipment, podcast microphones. Record an oral history with family, a movie review with friends, or spooky stories for your fan fiction hobby. These microphones were purchased as part of an Oral Histories project made possible with funding from Humanities Iowa and the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.

Don’t forget, the library is always open online with our variety of databases and electronic materials offerings. All is accessible with your Council Bluffs Public Library card. Have a wonderful Fall!

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.

Past Reports

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

August 2021 Special Meeting

Library Board Members

Cindy-Keithley

Cindi Keithley

President

matt garst

Matt Garst

Stacy Goodman

Stacey Goodman

Abby Jares, 2019

Abby Jares

Nicole Juranek

Nicole Juranek

Secretary

Leo Martin

Leo Martin

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Secretary

Jared Tripp resized

Jared Tripp

Vice-President

68

Hours Open per Week

6

Meeting Rooms for Public Use

186,970

Materials in Collection

100

Number of Public Computers