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Kirkendall Public Library closed; new Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library to open Feb. 3, 2020

Post Date:01/06/2020 2:14 p.m.
The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce construction of the new library is nearly complete. The new library is named the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and is located at 1250 SW District Drive. The Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library is set to open Feb. 3, 2020.

The current Kirkendall Library will permanently close Monday, Jan. 13, to begin moving the library collection, materials and resources to the new location. Both locations will be closed during the move from Monday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 2.

Library items checked-out will not incur late fees during the closure. Items out will have due dates automatically adjusted to reflect the reopening. Patrons can hold on to items or drop-off them off at the 1210 Prairie Ridge Drive (outdoor book drop - old location). Purchase requests and inter-library loans will not be processed during the closure. Holds can still be placed remotely on items checked out. Renewals must be completed online. To access the library catalog online, visit

The new 55,000 square foot library will offer additional programming, an increased circulation, more quiet rooms and public meeting space. The Council Chambers are also located in the new building. Ankeny residents passed a bond referendum in May 2017 with a 72 percent approval in support of the library project.
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