Public Library
Montezuma Public Library

Library-e1325354073389Montezuma Public Library is home to more than 20,000 volumes of books, magazines, movies and other materials.  Patrons may also access many resources from other libraries in the region, state, and around the world.  The library offers special events throughout the year, including a summer reading program for all ages.  The 6000 square-foot facility opened in 2005.  The library was built in honor of Lois Brownell and Nancy Brownell.  Both were avid readers, teachers, and devoted their lives to the pursuit of knowledge.  The library is located at 500 East Main Street, 641-623-3417.  MAP  WEBSITE

Special programs and features:

  • Computer Workstations/Free WiFi
  • Children’s Reading Area
  • Kid’s Storytime, Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Private Study Rooms
  • Complimentary Community Room
  • Comfortable Reading Areas
  • Special Collections Monthly Display
  • Book-Systems Book Bag E-Reservation
  • Neibors and Tumblebook E-Reader Services 

Summer Reading Program

Begins the 1st Monday in June and runs thorugh the end of July each summer.

Local Reading Groups

Literary Club meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Monday from September through May at the Public Library. 

A Look at Local Authors, Books and Literary Legacy

The art of the pen is no stranger to Montezuma with several published authors and books attributed to local writers.  Montezuma is also home to the annual All-Iowa Writers Conference held each fall.  Local writers include Charles D. Taylor Iowans of the Mighty Eighth; J.O. & Debbie Tindle Parker An ABC Photo Album of the Iowa State Fair and Family Reunion: Midwest Old Threshers; Linda Brake There’s An Elephant in the Sink; Keith Brake A Band of Brothers and So THAT’s it; Doris C. Steffy Our Mother the Mortician; Robert Denton Brownell Harold’s Dreams; and Bob Brownell Gunsmith Kinks.  Click any link to purchase the titles listed above.