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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, talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or get ideas on what to read next.

  • Search the catalog for books available at the library.
  • Use this form to suggest a book for purchase.
  • Find out what new books and materials are available at the library, as published in the Globe Gazette.
  • See the latest new books available at the library's LibraryThing account.
  • Call or e-mail the library to place a hold on a book.
  • Tell us what you thought of a book by submitting a Book Talk form.  You may receive a $25 gift certificate!
  • Read book reviews written by Mason City Public Library patrons here.
  • Learn more about our Book Nook located in the commons of the library.
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Upcoming Events
Teen Mystery Party Feb 19, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Library Classroom
Morning Story Time Feb 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM — Storytime Room
Teen Wiivening: Rock Band Feb 26, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Teen Zone
Morning Story Time Feb 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM — Storytime Room
Author Talk: Karen Carr Feb 28, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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