Stars.pngThe MJB Memorial Library Re-Opening 

⭐  Because of the on-going concern over Covid-19, we have to make some changes with the way the library is used.   Please know that we do this for the safety of the staff and our patrons.   Here are changes you need to be aware of.  

Week of May 26th - May 29th

OPEN   Mon to Thurs 2:00 - 6:00 pm    Fri    9:00 am to Noon  

CLOSED  Saturday May 30rd   

  • Temporary new hours will be:   (subject to change per week) 

MONDAY through THURSDAY     2:00 – 6:00 pm        FRIDAY    9:00 am -- Noon

  • Time limit and numbers:  We would like to limit the number of patrons in the library to a minimum and time spent in the library to 30 minutes a visit. 
  • Children’s Area limits:  We are putting away puzzles, puppets, stuffed animals, and games for a month 
    (at least).  No Wii, in-library movies/audiobooks, computers, tablet will be available.  We don’t encourage young people to linger in the juvenile area.  
  • Computer useage: Only patrons 16 years or older may use computers.  Again, a 30-minute time limit will be enforced (unless otherwise permitted).  No games!  Computers will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Our Library Meeting Rooms and Public Restrooms:  There will be no meetings held at the library.  Public restrooms will be closed.
  • Curbside Service:  Call ahead and let us know what genre of book/magazine you’re looking for – crime, suspense, romance, non-fiction – or the name of an author you like - James Patterson, Nora Roberts, etc.  Call when you arrive and we’ll bring books/magazines to your vehicle.
  • Safety Precautions:  Books going out and coming in will be disinfected.  Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available. Staff will be using precautions to keep everyone safe.
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    Legend of the White Lion, by Author Kathy Coons, is an Alumni of Guthrie Center High School, Guthrie County resident.

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We received a copy of this wonderful book by our very own Iowa author, Joy Neal Kidney.  Available soon for check out!  

Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II tells the story of the five Wilson brothers who are featured on the Dallas County Freedom Rock at Minburn, Iowa. Leora was their mother–my grandmother.

All five enlisted. Only two came home.

Their story, their losses, must be remembered.

Available from in paperback and ebook, and soon to be an audiobook.

You may also order the paperback from

My Amazon Author Page.