Library Services

The City of Palo has a library located in the Palo Community Center at 2800 Hollenbeck Road.  There are a variety of books for all ages that can be checked out on a good faith system. We also have a desktop computer available for usage and Wi-Fi access.  

If you would like to order books or have access to audible books the City of Palo does contract with the Shellsburg Library which has a large variety of books and resources.  There is a small fee that is charged. Please submit that receipt to the Palo City Hall for reimbursement for all City of Palo Residents.  

Shellsburg Public Library

P.O. Box 248
110 Main Street
Shellsburg, IA 52332

Phone: 319-436-2112

Fax: 319-436-2874

Library E-Mail:

Library Staff

Library Director: Christi Kintzel

Library Assistant: Marge McDonald

Library Assistant: Anna Wolfe


Library Hours:

Monday:  10:00 - 12:00  &  2:00 - 6:00

Tuesday:  2:00 - 6:00

Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00 & 2:00- 6:00

Thursday:  2:00 - 6:00

Friday:  2:00 - 6:00

Saturday:  8:00 - 10:00

Sunday:  Closed

We are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Years Eve (1/2 day)
  • New Years Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day