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Special City Election May 2, 2017
Ankeny residents will have the opportunity to vote on May 2 in a special city election on the issuance of bonds to help fund a new fire station and a new library. The bonds will also support repurposing the existing Kirkendall Public Library building into office space for City staff, which allows the City to vacate leased space and apply funds for lease payments towards the debt service costs. Learn more.


Library Resources

Kirkendall Public Library has several programs and events for every member of the family - Children, Teens and Adults! Everything from book discussion, computer classes, conversations circles, games, crafts and more! Learn everything about what the Library has to offer and download our monthly calendars for quick reference! MORE > > >

Online CatalogAccess the Online Catalog
Search our collection to find your favorite books, audiobooks, movies and music. Download eBooks using the BRIDGES system, read your favorite periodical, make a purchase suggestion and even access your library account! MORE > > >

ReferenceReference 24/7  
Access our collection of online reference resources including college and career testing, genealogy, investments and more! Log in with your Kirkendall Library card unless otherwise noted. MORE > > >


  • May 2, 2017 Bond Referendum for the Library and Fire Station Projects. 

    Why do we need a new library?
    The current library was built in 1996 to serve a population of 20,000 people. Today, Ankeny has more than 60,000 residents and the current space is not large enough to meet the needs of our current population with books, programming or resources. Public libraries do so much more than just loan books. But even with innovative adult and youth programs, educational outreach initiatives, and helpful electronic resources, the Ankeny library’s annual statistics indicate that patrons are still looking to their local library for a good read.  The library has become a destination place where individuals and small groups come to work on projects, and for large groups to find adequate meeting space.  In this age of instant information, the library still provides and directs people to reliable resources. The library has kept pace with technology changes and has even been on the cusp of new trends.  It offers WIFI, computer access, 24/7 virtual access to e-Books and digital materials, printing, digitization equipment, and even a 3-D printer.  The Ankeny library is a community center of learning experience and entertainment, interaction and connection. View additional information and FAQ

  • Library Survey Responses
  • Patron accounts that are $25 or more, and 45 days overdue may be sent to a collections agency.




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