Welcome to our Library!

Webb Shadle Public Library is located just a block off the main square in Pleasantville, Iowa. The library has a community room for individuals, organizations and nonprofit groups to use. The library holds events frequently to encourage a love of reading and learning in children and adults.

eBooks are here!

Our library collection is vastly expanded using our eBooks collection! To check out eBooks you will need your library card. Use all the digits on your library card barcode to login with the Bridges eLibrary system. Download the Overdrive app from your e-device store and have 24/7 access to books, magazines, and movies from your Webb Shadle Public Library.


Adventure Passes!

Take your family on a local adventure using the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass! All you need is to be an adult with a Webb Shadle Public Library card and you can reserve a pass to visit either Blank Park Zoo or the Science Center of Iowa. Click here for more details.

Start here

Browse our library collection catalog with the link below; a new page will open connecting you to our library database full of books, movies, and our new baking tools collection. If you are still unable to find the book you are looking for, please use the Contact Us form to suggest a book, and we’ll do our best to add it to our collection!

Library Collection

Browse our library photo archives

From historic photos to newspaper clippings, we’re compiling a growing collection of archives related to the history of the Webb Shadle Public Library. Be sure to keep an eye on this gallery as new images are added!

Photo Archives



October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Library Calendar

What’s new

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Contact the Library

Webb Shadle Public Library
301 W. Dallas, Box 338
Pleasantville, IA 50225

Phone: 515-848-5617
Fax: 515-481-9078

Director: JoEllen Glick
Email: webbshadle@pleasantville.lib.ia.us

Library Hours

Monday & Tuesday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 to 5 p.m.


10 a.m. to  6 p.m.


10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 to 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Closed Sundays and Thursdays