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COVID-19 Resources

for residents of House District 75
This page is intended to provide local-level information related to COVID-19 such as library service limitations and grab and go lunch programs for students, as well as state and federal resources.

If you are aware of additional resources in House District 75 that we should include on this page, please let me know.

Need help?

  • Picking up groceries
  • Friendly phone call
  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • Filing unemployment claims
  • Grab and go lunch for your student

Contact us, and we’ll do our best to help you or connect you to someone who can.

Public Libraries Serving House District 75

Current operations and services as of April 20, 2020, as best I can determine.

#Postcards2Libraries

April 20-24 is National Library Week! Let’s celebrate our local public libraries and librarians—anchors who are working behind the scenes for their communities every day. We encourage you to send a note or postcard of appreciation to your local librarian (see addresses below). If you have kids, encourage them to do the same! Let your librarians know what you miss or love or look forward to doing again at the library on the other side of COVID-19. Take a photo of your note or postcard and post it to Facebook or Twitter using #Postcards2Libraries—and be sure to tag @RubyForIowa. I have long said, ‘librarians will save the world’ and it’s never been more evident how important they truly are here in our HD75 community.

Amana

(not technically in HD75, but some residents use)

Heather Fox, Rhonda Hegewald, Jackie Pettit
3023 220th Trail
Amana, IA 52203

Library Services

  • Housed in the school (Amana), which is closed until further notice according to Clear Creek Amana CSD website
  • Phone not being monitored

Atkins

Cathy Becker, Vicky Myers
480 3rd Ave
Atkins, IA 52206

Library Services

  • Closed to the public
  • Call or visit website to borrow materials
  • WiFi access is free and available outside near the building

Belle Plaine

Kristi Sorensen, Rima Johnson, Jo Blanchard, Paula Mengler, Bonnie Primley, Shirley Cernin
904 12th Street
Belle Plaine, IA 52208

Library Services

  • Not open, no services
  • WiFi access is free and available outside near the building

Blairstown

Molly Rach, Mr. Brandon, Teri Hartz
305 Locust Street NW
PO Box 187
Blairstown, IA 52209

Library Services

  • Closed to the public
  • Wide array of online resources available
  • Curbside pickup is available Saturdays only starting April 18; call or email director to place order
  • Use book drop to return materials

Garrison

Angela Dague
201 E Pine St
Garrison, IA 52229

Library Services

  • Closed to the public
  • Director working part-time, answering phone/email
  • No curbside pickup
  • Returns accepted and cleaned with disinfectant
  • No city meetings using space—everything by Zoom remotely
  • Please access ebooks, ezines, and audiobooks using Libby app

Marengo

Jackie Jordan, Judy Madsen, Claire Gormley, Bert Stetler
235 E Hilton Street
Marengo, IA 52301

Library Services

  • Call or email for materials, copies, fax—curbside pick-up
  • Returns accepted but will be quarantined

Other Services

  • Unemployment insurance filings—call for appointment
  • Curbside grab and go lunch for Iowa Valley CSD students distributed from 11 AM-noon; activity/literacy kits handed out with lunches

Newhall

April Stull, Marcy Wild
PO Box 348
Newhall, IA 52315

Library Services

  • Closed
  • Director is checking email, Facebook messages, and voicemail

Norway

Wendy Erger
108 E Railroad Street
Norway, IA 52318

Library Services

  • Closed until further notice

Shellsburg

Julie Kimm, Teresa Drtina, Kathy Walton
110 Main Street
P.O. Box 248
Shellsburg, IA 52332

Library Services

  • Not currently operating
  • Not offering curbside pickup of materials
  • Continues to accept returns

Urbana

Please send encouraging notes to the Urbana Library Board as they work to bring a library to Urbana in 2020!
Urbana Library Board
Crystal Manos and Al Buck
102 Capitol Avenue
Urbana, IA 52345

Library Services

  • Continue to check out materials as before (from self-serve at City Hall)
  • Returns will remain in the box until further notice

Vinton

Virginia Holsten, Amy Noe, Elle Olson, Janie Kalina, Phillip Kalina
510 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Library Services

  • Phones answered 9 AM-4 PM
  • Patrons must request specific materials—will leave outside north door
  • Returns go in dropbox, let sit for 24 hours, then wiped down

Other Services

  • FREE sack lunches distributed to Vinton-Shellsburg CSD students 0-18 years old, 11:50 AM-12:05 PM on NE side of library—call 436-5680 to sign up

Williamsburg

(not technically in HD75, but some residents are)

Randall Schroeder, Perla Josue, Shelley Anderson, Ann Egley, Denise Hartnett
300 W State, Box 48
Williamsburg, IA 52361

Library Services

  • Curbside pickup 10 AM-6 PM Monday-Friday
  • Accepting returned materials but quarantining for 5-7 days plus sanitizing covers
  • No government, community, organizations, or persons can use the library
  • Librarians working rotating shifts Monday-Friday

Statewide Resources