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Books and Reading

Information to help you find a book to read.

---Spend some time browsing the links on the left to find suggestions for a good book to read.  We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books, or talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or to get ideas on what to read next. Call or e-mail the library to place a hold on a book: 319-346-2442.

Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN lets you browse by Character, Subject, Location and Time Period, and get a visual representation of your matching books.---Try out this feature from the Gale Database! 

Books & Authors



  Brown Bag Book Club clipart

The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 12:00 noon on the second Monday of every month except the summer months of July and August. Feel free to bring along your sack lunch, or enjoy a hot beverage from the library's Keurig machine, and discuss the current title selected. All are welcome to attend! Please call the library with any questions.


New Books and Movies

CLICK HERE to view Kothe Library's newest additions of books, audiobooks, e-Books & DVDs.


New Axis360 logo

CLICK HERE to read E-Books & Audio-Books owned by Kothe Memorial Library.  (AXIS 360)

 **Need some help downloading an app? YouTube instructions can help...CLICK HERE!


Bridges logo

CLICK HERE to read E-Books & Audio-Books from BRIDGES (state-wide digital library).


Libby Overdrive image     There's a new Overdrive one-click app available for Bridges E-books/Audiobooks:  LIBBY! 

                                          Click here for instructions on how to use Libby.




Owl with Ebook

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS on how to set up your account on your device.





The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)