Eldon Public Library

The Eldon Public Library provides access to information of an educational and recreational nature.

In the early 20th Century, the town of Eldon was looking forward to continuing growth as a railroad town.  A group was able to secure enough funds through fund raising and contributions to rent an upstairs room in a local business and in 1906 open Eldon’s first library.  In 1908, the library association was incorporated under state law and at that time support was secured from the city for maintenance of the institution.  In 1911, correspondence was begun with Andrew Carnegie in hopes of securing a donation to construct a permanent library building. When all of his specifications were met, he agreed to donate $7,500 and the plans went ahead for the construction of our library. The dedication service was held on May 9, 1913 at the Eldon Christian Church.  On October 15, 1996 this wonderful building was recognized and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Library Hours:

Monday: 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday: 12:00am to 6:30pm

Wednesday: 12:00am to 6:30pm

Thursday: 12:00am to 6:30pm

Friday: 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday – Closed


Jerry Lee Potts

Phone: 641-799-9335

City Clerk

Carrie Teninty

Phone: 641-652-7510

email: cityeld@iowatelecom.net

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Eldon City Hall

421 W. Elm St.

Eldon IA 52554

phone: 641-652-7510

email: cityeld@iowatelecom.net