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10 Reasons Carlisle Needs a New Library

  1. More people than ever are visiting the library. The number of visitors has grown continuously over the past 10 years.
  2. We need to expand to increase the offerings of books and materials. We’ve maxed out our current space.
  3. Our program participation numbers have grown so large, that some programming needs to be held offsite or after hours to accommodate the number of attendees. The new library will address this with a 150-seat public meeting room.
  4. We have outgrown the children’s room at storytime. Our current space cannot comfortably fit 40 children and their caregivers.
  5. The new library will give us room to create age-targeted rooms for children and teens.
  6. The new library will have dedicated study rooms with A/V capabilities.
  7. The new library will provide much-needed expanded parking.
  8. It will also include expanded storage, which is non-existent in the current building.
  9. The new library will provide expanded staff work areas and a breakroom.
  10. And, the new building will be a better handicap-accessible location.

Want to help future library programming and projects? Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. And thanks for helping to support our library.

Carlisle Library Foundation
P.O. Box 99
Carlisle, IA 50047


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