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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.



Online Catalog:

Use our online Catalog to find books, movies, audio books...whatever you're looking for in the Estle Memorial Library. It's easy to place holds, renew items and more if you've already created a user name and password for your library account.   If you don't have a user name and password yet it's easy to set up your account by going to our Catalog and clicking on the "Create Account" button. The web address for the online Catalog is:

If you don't find what you're looking for in our Catalog, feel free to contact the library at 515-992-3185 and we'll help you locate the item through Interlibrary Loan or at another nearby library. You can also check the online catalogs of other Polk County Libraries by clicking here.


  • Use the form below to suggest a book for purchase.
  • Call or e-mail the library or go to your account on-line to place a hold on a book.
  • Tell us what you thought of a book by submitting a Book Talk form.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)