Use Our Library
The library is much more than a place to check out books. We have services and programs for everyone in our community. We are here to help you find the items and information you are looking for.
Use the links on the left to find out what our library can do for you!
1. The U.S. has more public libraries than McDonald’s.
2. U.S. libraries circulate more items every day than FedEx ships packages (5.4 million vs. 5.3 million).
3. U.S. public library cardholders outnumber Amazon customers by almost 5 to 1.
4. Americans go to libraries more than twice as often as they go to the movies.
5. Five times more people visit U.S. public libraries each year than attend professional and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey games combined.
6. Six out of every ten Iowans is a public library cardholder.
7. Iowans made 15.6 million visits to their public libraries last year (or 5.3 visits per Iowan).
8. Iowans checked out 26.7 million items from their public libraries last year (over nine items per Iowan).
9. Iowa public libraries rank 11th among the 50 states in number of items checked out.
10. Iowa has 543 public libraries, 79 academic libraries and more than 1,200 school libraries. Of public libraries, 417 serve populations of less than 2,500.
We wish to thank the Pocahontas County Foundation for awarding us a grant which allowed us to update our automation system.
With this upgrade the Fonda Public Library's collection can now be viewed online! http://fondaplia.booksys.net/opac/fondaplia/index.html