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Board Member needed!

posted Sep 11, 2019, 8:33 AM by cpl cpl

 Here is some information about being a board member.
The library board is a volunteer position appointed by current board members and approved by the city council. You would need to attend at least 10 monthly meetings a year, and volunteer to help with community events sponsored by the library or friends of the library group. Our meetings are held on a Monday night at 6 PM once a month, we choose the date at the previous meeting. They usually last one to two hours. Some of the events that we host are Collins Days lunch, Easter egg hunt, cookies with Santa, community breakfast and some various fundraisers. If you have any questions please email collinspubliclibrary@gmail.com

Summer Reading Program 2019

posted Jun 5, 2019, 8:42 AM by cpl cpl

The Summer Reading Program has arrived! Join us on Tuesday mornings from 9-11:30 for space themed crafts, games, and entertainment! Stop in the library to pick up a book log, a sticker chart, and a couple of books to get started!

Rain damage and repair

posted Jun 20, 2018, 4:04 PM by cpl cpl

We are currently seeking donations to help with the cost of repairing parts of the library damaged by the rain on June 14th. 
Mail to:
The Friends of the Collins Public Library
PO Box 79
Collins, IA 50055

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Sara Coree

Collins Days Lunch

posted Jun 20, 2018, 3:59 PM by cpl cpl

Join us on Saturday June 23rd for lunch at the Community Center! We will be serving Beef Burgers or Hotdogs, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drink.

Easter Coloring Contest

posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:51 AM by cpl cpl

There will be a coloring contest starting March 7, 2018 and ending March 28, 2018. Your child will have a choice of two pictures and winners will be drawn at random.

Coloring contest

posted Dec 23, 2017, 9:01 AM by cpl cpl

We are having a coloring contest for children in Pre-k through 6th grade. There are 2 different pictures for each grade group to choose from. Stop in and ask for a sheet today! There will be a prize for each group, Pre-k and kindergarten, 1st - 3rd, and 4th - 6th. The contest ends on December 29th and the winners will be announced on December 31st.

Winter Break Movie

posted Dec 23, 2017, 8:41 AM by cpl cpl   [ updated Dec 23, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

Hi Friends! On December 29th our library will be hosting a "Winter Break" MOVIE NIGHT! Please join us from 4-6 PM on Friday December 29, 2017 for the movie "Prancer" and some popcorn. We look forward to seeing you there!


posted Jan 22, 2016, 2:36 PM by cpl cpl

Early Out Movie Tuesday January 26th at 2pm. We will be showing PAN. It is a little longer then our normal movies so parents can plan to pick up between 3:45 & 4pm. Popcorn will be provided! Hope to see you there!

Trivia Night Success

posted Dec 13, 2015, 9:14 AM by cpl cpl

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Library Trivia Night. We raised $450 thanks to you! We will plan to use that money for future programming. Watch for dates of our next trivia game night! 

Family Fun night with Collins-Maxwell Preschool

posted Nov 17, 2015, 11:36 AM by cpl cpl

The Collins Library is hosting the first ever Family Fun Night in conjunction with the preschool. We will have games, activities & refreshments! See you there! 

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