Directory information

91 1st Street SE

Hartley, IA 51346

Phone: 712-928-2080  Fax: 712-928-2823  



The Library is now open our regular hours:

Monday              10-6P
Tuesday             CLOSED
Wednesday        10-5P
Thursday            10-5P
Friday                 10-5P
Saturday             9-12:00
Sunday               CLOSED


Library History

The Hartley Public Library was formally opened on Friday, March 27, 1942, in the upstairs room in the Legion Hall. 

On November 12, 1943, the Board of Trustees voted to move to a first floor room in the Legion Hall, and on September 16, 1947, they voted to rent the old post office building on the corner because more space was needed. 

In July, 1963, the City Council purchased the former "Cove" building for the library and school children helped move on November 4, 1963.

On December 4, 2000, the Council was presented with plans to add on to the present building. 

 In December 2001, the library reopened at its present location at 91 1st Street SE.

If you are interested in more history, visit the Iowa Historical Society.