The Hiawatha Public Library has been serving the informational, intellectual, social, and entertainment needs of the citizens of Hiawatha for more than 50 years. The Hiawatha Public Library is part of the Metro Library Network and shares materials and services with Cedar Rapids and Marion Public Libraries. Each library is funded by its own city and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. Card holders may use the services of any of the Metro Libraries.

Mission Statement

The Vision of the Hiawatha Public Library

. . . to provide the members of its community with access to information, which can improve their minds, broaden their lives, and fulfill their cultural, civic, intellectual, educational, and recreational needs.

The Mission of the Hiawatha Public Library

. . . is to strengthen the community and improve the quality of life by:

  • Providing resources and programs that foster the creation of young readers
  • Serving as a central source of information about programs, services, community agencies and organizations
  • Welcoming new immigrants and refugees

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