There are several locations at the library for group meetings. For tutoring and studying opportunities, there is the lower level Multi-Purpose room and the Teen Loft- both of which are public spaces but have plenty of tables to support groups.
The Lyons Location is our Genealogy branch at 105 Main Avenue. It has tables that can seat up to 15. It is an open public space so please call 563-242-5355 to see if it works for your group.
If you need something more private or a bigger space, the library has the Multi-Purpose Room located in the lower level. It can hold up to 50 people. Tables and chairs are already set up for 15 people, if more are needed, please ask staff. There is also a TV for projecting purposes. Please call the library at 563-242-8441 for more information or to book the Multi-Purpose Room.
For sizes or bookings we are unable to accommodate, please consult this PDF .
Meeting Room Policy
The purpose of the Library's meeting rooms is to provide space for library programs and events, and civic, cultural, educational, and informational meetings. Use of the meeting rooms does not imply Library endorsement of ideas expressed in the meetings or of the goals and objectives of the organizations using the facilities.
Meeting room use is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are taken not more than six months in advance.
Meeting rooms are available during regular library hours. Meetings may not go beyond library closing time without submitting a request for extended time to the Director.
Types of meetings:
Forums or informational meetings for potential elected officials are allowed, but no attendee names, addresses, email addresses, or other personal information may be gathered at the time of the meeting. No handbills, campaign literature, or other items intended to solicit votes may be distributed at the meeting.
Meetings for children and teens must have adult supervision (no less than a 1-10 ratio).
Meeting room facilities may be used for traditional meetings only (i.e. a sit-down gathering between a group of individuals during which a discussion or presentation occurs). Crafts, movie screenings, physical activities, and other non-traditional meetings require pre-approval from library staff. Rooms are not available for private parties.
Sales, solicitation of later sales, order placement, or fundraising in the Library’s meeting rooms are prohibited except for events that benefit the Library. The Meeting room is set in a standard room set-up and groups are responsible for returning the room to the standard set-up. Groups will be charged for labor and materials to cover the cost of resetting the room, damage to the room or library equipment, or extraordinary room clean up that results from use.
If extra trash receptacles are needed, please ask the staff. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be served in the Meeting Room if pre-approved by library staff. The Library’s Behavior Policy applies to use of the meeting rooms. The Library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the meeting room.