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Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library will reopen to the public June 22

Post Date:06/16/2020 10:31 a.m.

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library will reopen to the public with limited services and some restrictions on Monday, June 22. To help encourage social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19, capacity will be limited to 75 people and all visitors will be required to wear a face covering while in the library.

Services will be limited to quick browsing and checkouts, with an emphasis on reduced interactions with staff. Patrons should bring their library card or card number to expedite checkout. Library patrons will be encouraged to limit their time in the building so others can use the facility. Computer usage is limited to one hour. Play areas, seating areas, conference rooms, study rooms, teen room and Hatch Makerspace will remain closed. The Summer Reading Program will only be offered online and all other programming is canceled until further notice. 

To allow for proper cleaning of library materials, returns will be accepted in the drop boxes outside and in the lobby only. Curbside service for vulnerable populations and those that cannot wear a face covering when the library reopens will be offered Sundays, 1 – 4:45 p.m. beginning Sunday, June 28. The library, however, will be closed to the public on Sundays.

Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 4:45 p.m. Curbside service only, closed to the public

To help everyone stay safe while enjoying the library, visitors should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, social distance when possible, wear a face covering and stay home if they are sick. The Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library staff look forward to safely welcoming the community back to the library and thanks them for their patience during this changing environment.

For questions, please contact the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library at 515-965-6460 or visit