For Adults

The Mason City Public Library offers a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines for our patrons to check out. We also have several library sponsored book clubs and offer various programs

Current and past issues of magazines are still available for check out! Call the library or request online through our catalog. 12 magazines may be checked out at a time for one week. Pleae return magazines in our book drop in the media slot.

Stop into our west engrance lobby weekdays between 10am and 5:30pm and pick up a free print edition of BookPage, which highlights new titles each month.

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Hoopla Book Club

hoopla Book Club Hub

  • QUARTERLY PICKS & RESOURCES
    Each quarter, we will release a new Spotlight Selection title, along with materials including a discussion guide and exclusive author interview to help you get the most out of your book club. We will also curate an additional eight recommended titles to meet the diverse interests of any group. Your next great book club pick is here!
  •  NO HOLDS. NO WAITING. NO KIDDING!
    With every title on hoopla available instantly, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees, book clubs of all sizes will love being able to access their title on hoopla all at the same time. Everyone can start reading or listening right away, simultaneously, with their choice of eBook or audiobook!
  •  JOIN THE CONVERSATION
    Whether you’re in a book club with friends, you’re a librarian orchestrating a large event, or you’re reading along independently, the Book Club Hub has something for you. Follow us @hoopladigital and let us know what you think using #hooplabookclub and #discoverreadshare.

 

Resources

 

Current Status of COVID-19 testing in Iowa:

https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/#currentstatus

Adult Literacy, ESL, and HiSET (High School Equivalancy Test)

https://www.niacc.edu/continuing-education/adult-literacy/

Information about Mason City, Iowa

http://www.masoncity.net

Information about Cerro Gordo County

https://www.cgcounty.org

Elderbridge Agency on Aging - Partners with many local organizations, agencies, and units of government who provide community based services and programs to older adults age 60 or older

https://elderbridge.org

Iowa Workforce Develpment - unemployment and job search help

http://www.iowaworkforcedevelpment.gov