New Public Library

The City of Forest City has purchased the property at 145 East L Street ( the former Forest City Foods building) to renovate as the new Forest City Public Library. The current library has functioned in limited space of 4000 square feet for the past 47 years. The new space will offer 9000 square feet which will provide space for needed public meeting space, dedicated children program area, large area for book stacks, 10 computer stations.

A fundraising campaign will begin mid January of 2020. Anyone interested in donating prior to the start of the campaign can contact Christa Cosgriff at or 641-585-4542.