Library Foundation

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The Carlisle Library Foundation exists to help raise money for the current and future building projects of the Carlisle Public Library. Currently, Marilyn Goodhue is the President of the Carlisle Library Foundation. The Carlisle Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Financial gifts of any size are most welcome.

Your tax-deductible contribution may be made out to the Carlisle Library Foundation and mailed to PO BOX 99, Carlisle, IA 50047, or you may donate HERE.

Please email your questions to

Thank you for your support! Check back often for more updates.

Why do we need a new Library?

The Carlisle Library is 30+ years old and is inadequate for today’s patrons. SPACE is the issue! The current library is about 3,600 square feet. An assessment done in 2009 placed our current need at approximately 10,000 square feet. For more information please read this brochure.

  • • The library lacks room for more computers
  • • The teen area is too small – the number of teens in the library after-school takes up the entire library.
  • • Room is needed for the expanding book, audio, and DVD collections.
  • • Public meeting and study rooms are non-existent. All summer programming has to be held off-site.
  • • Parking is limited at best.

Please feel free to contact the Foundation board at the email address above. Or speak to our Library Director, Stacy.


June 24, 2023 9am-1pm

Featured Gardens:

Julie Reed, 320 Pleasant St, Carlisle
Susan Davis, 230 8th St, Carlisle
Candy Parker, 19550 Cleveland Place, Carlisle
Amy Sorenson, 830 Veterans Memorial Dr, Carlisle

Tickets may be purchased for $20 at the Carlisle Public Library or by calling 515-490-4271. Tickets also available here
The Carlisle Library Foundation is creating a Booster Club. For a donation of $30 per family.

Boosters will get some great perks:
A unique tote bag
Early admission to the Friends’ book sales

All money raised will be used to support the library building project.

For more information or to sign up, check with a librarian, or click on the link below to join right now.
Please help us raise funds by donating your new and gently worn shoes.
ATHLETIC STYLE – ALL SIZES (Including Non-Metal Cleats)
(No holes or rips, No Heels, No Slippers)
Carlisle Public Library and First Interstate Bank
For questions please contact
Karen Stuyvesant at