Welcome to the City of Atkins!

More than a just a place where people live, our community is unique and vibrant. This community is home to friends and neighbors, people who contribute to the excellent quality of life. But its not just the people, but also the government, the businesses, the schools, and the activities that make us a great place to live or visit. We are proud to call this our home.

  • Atkins Public Library News

    Atkins Library now has an online card catalog. Check out www.atkins.lib.ia.us

    The Atkins Library has received several large monetary donations from area citizens. We are currently in the process of acquiring new shelving for the young adult and adult fiction areas and this winter a new book case will be added to the children’s area and hopefully the junior fiction area. Our fast growing community has allowed us to expand our collections to meet the needs of our citizens. These donations will help offset the cost of these new shelving units. Thank you for your continued support!

    October Book Club book is “All The Summer Girls” by Meg Donahue. The Book Club meets on the second Monday, October 14th, at 2 pm in the Atkins Library.

    The Atkins Library website is being changed. It will be implemented in late September or early October. The Iowa State Library controls the current website and is changing to a new format to make it more user friendly not only for patrons but for the librarians that input information. Accessing the website will be the same.

    “Steam To Go” kits have arrived. These kits are designed to expand children’s exploration of advanced learning at their grade level. These kits contain a book, and other items such as a game, flash cards, and building components. We encourage parents along with their children to come in and explore these kits. At this time the kits are not available for check out.

    The number of letters sent for book fines have dropped considerable since implementation. With your help we have updated patron accounts so that everyone is receiving either an email or text 2 days prior to due date of items. If you are not receiving either an email or text please contact the Atkins Library at 319-446-7676 to update your account.

    Atkins Public Library 446-7676

    Atkins Public Library News
  • Annual Christmas Party

    Atkins Community Club

    Annual Christmas Party

    December 14th, 2019

    Billy K. Murray Band starts at 11:45 Am

    Santa Visits at 12:30pm

    Raffle Starts around 12:40pm

    Annual Christmas Party
  • Santa is Coming on the 38′ Fire Truck

    Santa will be visiting all the houses with the outside lights on!

    December 15th starting at 4pm on the west side of Atkins!

    Turn those Lights on!

    Santa is Coming on the 38′ Fire Truck
  • Holiday Silent Auction

    Akins Public Library will have a

    Holiday Silent Auction to benefit

    Helping Hands Food Pantry

    November 23rd at 4:30 to 6:30pm

    Items are open for bids November 9th to Nov 23rd.

    On Nov 23rd at the Atkins Public Library we will accept final bids

    Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided!

    Holiday Silent Auction
  • Holiday Tour of Homes!

    Atkins Women’s Club Holiday Tour of Homes!

    December 8th, 2019

    A list of homes will be published soon!

    Holiday Tour of Homes!
  • Crafter’s Connection is back!!! November 16th 2019

    Crafter’s Connection is back!!!

    Mark your calendars for November 16, 2019!

    Yes, it’s that time again! CRAFTER’S CONNECTION will once again be back with a great show of arts and crafts offered by some of Eastern Iowa’s best crafters. You will find a variety of handmade items from some very talented people. Make a day of it shopping for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions or just because. Enjoy a great lunch provided by the American Legion Auxiliary. I am also looking for new vendors to display their handmade crafts. Please contact me as soon as possible to secure your booth. For more information, or if you would like to participate, contact Pam Duball 319-981-7755.

    Crafter’s Connection is back!!! November 16th 2019
  • Bingo at the Shellsburg American Legion

    Shellsburg Lions and American Legion

    November 23rd and December 14th

    6-8 pm Cash Prizes will be Awarded!

    Food will be served American Legion

    Proceeds will go toward Lions and Legion General Fund.

    Bingo at the Shellsburg American Legion
  • Atkins Volunteer Fire Department Open House

    Atkins Volunteer Fire Department Open House

    Sunday, November 10th 2019

    2pm to 4pm at the Fire Station

    Atkins Volunteer Fire Department Open House
  • City of Atkins Mayor’s News

    Mayor will be at City Hall November 23rd at 9am to talk to any residents with questions or concerns.

    The Census 2020 work is ramping up. Jobs are available now for the Census. The Census is a primary factor when money is allocated to Cities across the nation. The City receives funds from several sources based on population, so an accurate count is important to City funding. Money for streets for example is provided to the City based on population so I encourage all residents to participate in the Census 2020 when the information is available. Each address will be contacted to participate by mail, online, or in person.

    City of Atkins Mayor’s News
  • 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar – Yard Waste Pickup through November 27th.
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, Nov 14th at 11am to 1pm

    Atkins Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church will be

    having the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at

    11am to 1pm on Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019

    Take out and delivery call 319-446-7196

    Free Will Donation!

    Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, Nov 14th at 11am to 1pm
  • Worship on Wednesday!

    Atkins Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church is offering

    Worship on Wednesday for all 1st through 7th Graders.

    Services on November 20th, December 4th and 18th.

    The service will be from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

    Worship on Wednesday!