Tipton Public Library

The Tipton Carnegie Public Library was established in 1903 and is still thriving today. The library has on display 17 original Grant Wood lithographs, along with works by Marvin Cone and local artist Polly Kemp. The Soldiers Monument honoring Cedar County residents who have given their lives serving our country in times of conflict, adorns the front lawn of the library grounds. The mission of the Tipton Public Library is to provide a complete spectrum of information to the community through a variety of materials, appropriate technology and a well-trained staff. The Library Board of Trustees has a strong commitment to supply the materials and services needed by its community and to meet the foregoing mission of the Library on a free and continuing basis.

The Tipton Carnegie Public Library is the only institution serving the entire community which has as its main objective, the acquisition of materials needed for personal information and entertainment and the provision of the necessary skilled staff and facilities to permit and encourage broad and effective use.

Tipton's Library offers a full range of programs for children and adults alike. The highly-attended Summer Reading Program is one of their highlights each year. For more information, “Like” us on Facebook, visit the Tipton Carnegie Public Library Website or contact the library at 563-886-6266 or staff@tipton.lib.ia.us.