Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
breaking featured

Genealogy Library will stay in Mason City Library until Sept. 30


Rod Hungerford, vice president of the North Central Iowa Genealogical Society, pleads with the Mason City Public Library Board of Trustees to reconsider asking the society to move from the library Tuesday during a board meeting.

MASON CITY | The North Iowa Genealogical Society (NCIGS) can stay in its current location at the Mason City Public Library through Sept. 30.

Four board members unanimously approved an extension at Tuesday's meeting, where more than 40 people attended. More than a dozen spoke at the meeting, nearly all of whom supported the genealogy library and its materials staying in its present spot.

Board members Dave Moore and Mark Dodd, along with Board President John Henry, were not present at Tuesday's meeting. Trustee Dennis Reidel suggested that the entire board review NCIGS's proposal to stay, which includes a $1,200 annual payment to use the space.

NCIGS President Mark Suby, who read the proposal to the board, also asked that the collection be left intact and under control of the society. Board member Carrie Berg encouraged the society to continue to look for other locations for the genealogy library, until the board meeting next month.

The library board's next meeting is 4:15 p.m. Sept. 18 in the second-floor boardroom of the Mason City Public Library.

Contact Steve at 641-421-0527 or on Twitter @Steve_Bohnel.


Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News