Currently the Lake City Library remains closed to the public. We are offering curbside and home delivery service of materials.?

As a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the library will remained closed to the public until further notice. All library programs and meeting room gatherings are canceled until further notice. We will continue Story Time online and we are in the process of planning Summer Reading.

The Lake City Public Library is continuing to evaluate the proper time and procedure for gradually re-opening the library. The health and safety of our patrons, staff and community is our first consideration. Currently, starting Tuesday, June 9 we will start distributing books, audiobooks, and dvds by setting the books outside for pick up or by making home deliveries. This may change if? we start seeing an increase in cases in our county or surrounding counties. We will keep you posted here and on our Facebook page.?

Here is the library's current re-opening plan.?

Library staff will still be working at the library. We will still provide fax, copy and print services. Don’t forget the library also offers e-books, downloadable audiobooks and magazines and a large variety of databases accessible here on our webpage. Contact us for assistance.

For links on current information on the Coronavirus, click Here

Track It with Beanstack? ?Beanstack

Participants in Lake City Library's Summer Reading program can record their reading accomplishments online here, via the app Beanstack Tracker, or through the traditional paper reading log. The more participants log in their reading time, the more opportunities they have to win prizes. More information on our Summer Reading Program.
Summer Reading 2020
There are reading challenges for
Early Literacy (Ages 0-5)
Elementary (Grades 1-6)
Teen (Ages 13-18)
Adults (over 18)? and
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Ages 0-5)

Click here to Register on Beanstack.? Download the app Beanstack Tracker from your app store.?

Contact us for help or more information.? ?


Lake City Public Library

located in Lake City, Iowa

Online Catalog

Check out our online catalog. Login using your library card number and password to create your own lists, renew a book, place a book on hold or see your reading history.

Here are some online learning opportunities for kids:

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Draw along with the author of Elephant and Piggie

Storyline OnlineCelebrities Read Children's Picture Books
Kid's SquareEducational videos from the Kids Square Children's Museum
Click here for more.....

Prenda Code Club Challenge

Prenda is hosting a country-wide coding challenge this summer for kids ages 8-18. It's FREE! And there are great prizes for the winners. Click above to sign up.

If you have internet access, you can access the Code Club from home. Just click the link and sign up. We will get you set up.?

Join the Lake City Public Library Code Club



BRIDGES allows you to download library eBooks and audiobooks to your device for free with your library account.

Click here for instructions for downloading. You will need to know your library card number. If you don't know, call us.



ABDO Books are providing free use of some of their digital books for children through June 2020


? Download digital magazines

and audio books.

Click here for more information

Check Out the Online Collection of Publications

?Gale Pages

From gardening to auto repair, agriculture to book reviews, there's information for any interest. You can even read articles from any major newspaper in the world! There's even a special section for kids age kindergarten to fifth grade.

Transparent Language

?Language Learning

The most comprehensive, effective, and engaging way to learn over 120 languages, including ESL


Foundation Directory?Online?(FDO)? is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grant-makers most likely to fund their projects.

Click here to see how to use Foundation Directory Online

Click here to go to Foundation Directory Online


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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.