About the Library


The Palmer Public Library

Directory information

520 Hanson Ave., Box 114
Palmer, IA 50571

Phone: 712-359-2296  Fax:  712-359-2296

Director: Anita Fischer

Library E-Mail: palib@ncn.net
World Wide Web URL: http://www.palmer.lib.ia.us

Library Hours

Sunday  Closed    

10:00a - 5:00p

Tuesday  Closed    
Wednesday 1:30 - 6:00p    
Thursday  Closed    
Friday  Closed    
Saturday 10:00a - 12:00p    

Library History

Read how this library was established and how it has evolved to become such an important part of our community.

The Palmer Public Library was established in 1975 with the help of many volunteers. The first librarian was Hazel Metzger, she worked hard to start the library in Palmer. In 1981 Bernadette Howie became the librarian followed by Sally Butcher in 1983. Sally remained the Librarian until 2012.  Sally was able promote the library and help it along with technology advances like computers and the internet.  Sally's service time with the library is invaluable.  Ramona Miller took over the library in 2012, when Sally retired, and has picked up where Sally left off bringing in new technology and continued to update the library with the new amazing changes within the library world. Talia Condon took over for Ramona in 2019. Anita Fisher become the libaries Director in 2022.