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COME ON IN!! Looking for a book? Need to use a computer? Need something copied or faxed? How about information on signing up for unemployment, heat assistance, job search? Would you like to learn how to use a computer? Interested in an Early Literacy Story Hour? Maybe you just want to visit with someone & tell them about your rotten day, or the great book you just read!! WELL, COME ON IN!! You'll find all this & more @ the Menlo Public Library.

Menlo Public Library


Our Policy: If School Closes because of Bad Weather, The Menlo Public Library will also be closed.
Patrons decorating cupcakes at Fall Booksale
Looking for a book?
Need to use a computer?
Need something copied or faxed?
How about information on signing up for unemployment, heat assistance or job search?
Would you like to learn how to use a computer?
Interested in an Early Literacy Story Hour?
Maybe you just want to visit with someone and tell them about your rotten day, or the great book you just read.
                                 You'll find all this and more at the Menlo Public Library. =)

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About Our Library

Library hours, location, board, mission, policies.
Menlo Public Library
Library Information
Library Board
Lists the members of the library board, their terms, and contact information.
Library Director
A message from the Library Director
Library Policies
Polices to govern the library.
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Library
Menlo Women's Group Dec 16, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Menlo Public Library,
All Welcome!

Summer Reading Program

all manner of info. for SRP.
Summer Reading Program Agenda
Dates & Times for the Menlo Public Library's Summer Reading Program
The Blank Park Zoo Jul 12, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Menlo Public Library,
The Blank Park Zoo comes to the Menlo Public Library!!
Pool Party(Summer Reading Program) Aug 09, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM Stuart Park,
Meet at Stuart Swimming Pool at 10:00 A.M. Swim till 12:00, Walk down to Stuart Park for Pizza & Prizes.

Summer Reading Program


JULY, sat, 14th@10:30

All ages are Welcome

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Past Events
Events which have already happened.

Programming for Youth

We have a number of programs for children, of all age ranges.
Teen Night


Find out about our city - history, maps, and general information. Also find links to local businesses, churches, and the city and county Web sites.
Our Community
Find out who we are and what makes our town a great place to live.
Who We Are
Find the demographic profile for our city as provided by the State Data Center.
Our City
Here is a link to our city's Web site.
Our County
Here is a link to our county's Web site.


Images used throughout the web site
Lots of Helpers
Fax Gilbert Entertains
for homepage
Friends of the Library Cake!
The delicious looking cake the Friends of the Library had at thier Open House!
Friends of the Library Cupcakes!
The lovely cupcakes we enjoyed at the Friends of the Library Open House
Fax Gilbert at Menlo Public Library
The Attentive Crowd at the Fax Gilbert Preformance
More of our Audience
Mr. Gilbert, also known as Fax.
The kids patiently waiting for the performance to start
Fax movin' to the music
Fax Gilbert explaining mime
Fax presses up against a 'wall' to teach us how mime works.
Fax Gilbert leads a work out
Fax Gilbert, also known as 'Tony' leads two of the strong men in our audience in a work out.
Fax shows 'em how its down
Riley Abbott and Louden Foster watch strong man Fax.
Fax inspects the supposedly 'neutral' faces in his mask class.
Fax's Mask Class shows off thier 'sad' faces
Charlene Kalbach is Crowned Queen
Fax the Jester and Queen Charlene
Fax prepares a magic trick for the Queen
Fax and his nurses preform an unusual Operation
Dr. Fax
Dr. Fax with his Nurses, Clare and Anna Speltz and patient Ty Wells
New Computer Table in Use!
Two patrons surfing in the web, enjoying our amazing new Computer Table
Anna and the bat
Books set up for Fall Booksale
Books at Fall Booksale 2009
Booksale Sign #1
One of the beautiful signs volunteers Maddie Livermore and Alysa Urquhart made for our fall booksale.
Booksale Sign #2
Booksale Sign #3
Tables laden with goodies from the Friends Group!
Huge Brownie!
A delicious brownie made by Friends member Sue Wallace
Book and Bake Sale Fall 2009 Goodies for sale made by Friends Members
More goodies!
Annette Murphy
Annette Murphy, Library Director
Patrons at Computer Table
Patrons decorating cupcakes at Fall Booksale
Cupcakes at Fall Booksale
Fall 2009
Snowy Sky Scape
The aftermath of the December 8th and 9th blizzard
Snow after the Blizzard
Country Road
Snow...freezing rain...the end result? A really bad road.
Snow on the Road
Bad Road
You'd better have 4-wheel drive to get through this stuff...
TSRP Poster 2010
Story Hour Chalk Drawers
Story Hour Chalk Masterpieces
Jason Huneke 1
Jason with boxes
Jason with rings
Jason with swords
Jason on a unicycle
Lori and Dodi :)
Blank Park Zoo Van
Corn Snake
Pettin' a Baby Gater
Hedgehog 2
Baby Crocodily
girl in lib.
sunset 1
Learning Express Logo
LearningExpress 3.0
Early Literacy Station

Support Our Library

There are several ways you can help your library.
Support Our Library
Find out how you can support our library.
Friends of the Library
Give Time
All about volunteering at the library
Give Books
Donations are always welcome
Give Money
Memorials and gifts are always welcome
Library Volunteers

Use Our Library

All the services and programs that the library offers.
Use Our Library
Find out about all the services and programs that the library offers.
Ask a Librarian
The library is able to answer all your questions
Faxing Service
Fax something from the Library
For Adults
Programs and services especially for adults.
For Children
Library services for children
For Parents
Tips on reading to children, vocabulary building and a description of the parent's shelf
For Teens
Programs and services especially for Teens
Interlibrary Loan
Borrow books from another library
Library Card
How to get a library card
Notary Service
Get something notarized at no cost to you.
A list of all the upcoming library programs
Use a Computer
Public Access Computers
Pictures of our Library
See our library and what's happening.
Early Out Day Dec 09, 2009 from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM Menlo Public library,
On Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 2009, from 1:30 to 3:30 we will show a movie for a school "early out" event.
Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program from Jul 09, 2012 01:00 PM to Aug 03, 2012 05:00 PM Menlo Public Library,
Dates & times for the SRP
Christmas Festivities In Menlo Dec 20, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM Community Building,
Come Join the Town of MENLO~~ On Sat, December, 20th, for Cookie Decorating~~ Bingo~~ Soup Supper,~~Menlo Library,giving out PopCorn~~,Santa,~~ and a Lighted Parade!

New Materials

See our newest books, movies, Cd's and other materials.
New Movies
Whats new? Click here!
New Music
The latest tunes at our Library
New Books
Read our newest acquisitions

Job Opportunities

Find Job sites and Job Opportunities in the Area!
America's Job Bank
Links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices to provide job seekers with a listing of approximately 250,000 jobs around the country.
Searches for jobs nationwide, includes some international. Plus get advice and news on job searching and careers.
Des Moines Register Job Classified
Des Moines Register Job Classified (section of CareerBuilder. Com) that lists jobs from The Des Moines Register.
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Use this link to file for unemployment online. You must have a valid email address to apply online.
Employment search engine.
Iowa Workforce Development
Search full or part-time job listings for openings listed with our state employment service. To apply for any of the positions listed here, one must register with Iowa Workforce Development.
A comprehensive list of job-hunt resources available on the Internet. tries to carefully screen job-hunt websites to weed out work-at-home scams and get-rich-quick schemes, listing only useful and well-organized job search sources. This site also has helpful articles to help job hunters in their search, including "the top 6 online job hunting mistakes.
Become a Librarian
Become a Librarian 2
50 Best Places to Work: Employees Choice Awards

Menlo Library's New Look

our new look
Menlo Library's New Look
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Menlo Library's New Look

Menlo Public Library's facelift
Menlo Library's New Look
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Library News
Craft Day Feb 24, 2015 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Menlo Public Library,
Come on In and see what Craft we will be making:) . Hope to see you at the Menlo Public Library! Snacks and Beverage Provided.
BOOK & BAKE SALE Mar 13, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM Menlo Community Building,
MENLO PUBLIC LIBRARY, will be having a Book & Bake sale! Come on In! Visit, check out our books, Fiction,Non-Fiction, Children's, Teen's. Buy a Sweet for your Sweety. Hope to see you! The Dates are; March 13, 8:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M & March 14, 8:00 A.M to Noon!
CRAFT DAY Mar 10, 2015 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Menlo Public Library,
Fun & Snack & Beverage provided!
Women's Group Mar 12, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Menlo Public Library,
Come On In! See what our Women's Group is about! Hope to see you on Thursday!
STORY HOUR Mar 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Menlo Public Library,
Hope you can Join Us! Listen to a Story, Make a Craft, Have a Snack! Check out a Book to take Home!
Thank~you to All who made our Book & Bake sale a Success! Our, Volunteers, people who bought books and goodies, Donated Books, If, I forgot anyone, Thank~you! Annette & Patty

Do Research

Find lots of links to useful Web sites.
Subject Guides
Need help navigating the Internet? Use these subject guides as a place starting place.
Online magazines, newspapers and other reference tools
Consumer health information
Iowa Center for the Book
Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Publications Online
An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Locator
An online catalog of lowa library items
State Data Center
Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
What are you looking for?
This is a great place to start your search for information


Monday = Closed Tuesday = 3:00-7:00 Wednesday = 9:00-1:00 Thursday = 3:00-7:00 Friday = 1:00-6:00 Saturday = 9:00-12:00 Sunday = Closed
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Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Contact the Library Director and staff. Fill out an online feedback form.
Ask A Librarian
Use this form to submit your questions to the library.
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