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Ruthven Public Library


Welcome to the Ruthven Public Library. The library is your one stop source for all of your informational needs. We have a large selection of books, magazines, newspapers, and electronic resources available to be checked out by our library card holders. Here you will also find electronic resources, news, announcements, and a calendar of upcoming library events!

Check out these FUN learning activities and games!

Enjoy these FREE online games, activities, and episodes all summer long! https://pbskids.org/clifford

Support for the Iowa PBS KIDS library kit this year is provided by Vermeer Corporation.

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Upcoming Summer Reading Program Dates:

June 2, 2021—Monsters Love Colors

(ISU Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County) (Donuts and Juice)

June 9, 2021  Bible School Week—No Summer Reading


June 16, 2021  Bees, Butterflies & Bubbles

(Palo Alto County Conservation) (Snacks made from honey)

June 23, 2021 Stargazing and Campfire Cooks

(Ruthven Public Library) (Campfire Snacks)

June 30, 2021 To Be Announced

(ISU Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County) (Ice Cream Sundaes)

July 7, 2021 Stepping Stones to Fun

(Ruthven Public library) (Hot Dogs and Soda)

July 10, 2021  Insect Zoo!!

(Iowa State University)  (Bully Bullhead Weekend)


Our hours have been updated!

Mon: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Wed: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

          1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thu: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

         1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fri: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

       1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM