Letter to the Community

Library Director Antonia Krupicka Smith


Library Director

The police department recently created a special task force to study and create a plan to address homelessness in Council Bluffs.  The work of this task force can be followed on the police department’s website. https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2555/Homeless-Outreach-Project-HOP

I want to take a moment to highlight the partnerships the library has to provide social service resources in the library to our community. 

Every Tuesday the MACCH Street Outreach team has space in a study room to meet with community members and assist them with accessing resources that they may need or not know about.  They are typically in Room E from 10 – 12 on a walk-in basis.


Every other Friday, Heartland Family Services has space in Room E to meet with members of the community from 10 -12 on a walk-in/drop-in basis to asset with accessing resources. 


On the 1st Tuesday of the month League of Human Dignity has off-site hours in Room F from 9:30-12 to take appointments and answer questions.


Our newest partnership is with All-Care Health Center. Starting May 29th, All Care will have their mobile clinic on-site outside the library to conduct appointments from 9:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday, expect for June 19th, throughout the Summer.


Lastly the library strives to provide a comprehensive one-stop place for all community resource information through our Community Resources database.  We maintain this listing of community agencies that provide various social service support.



I hope that if you are need or you know someone who could benefit from the services that these agencies can provide, you will stop by the library or send them our way.  As a community we can work together to support each out and create a place where everyone feels welcome.