We are open to the public, however, we are closing 30 minutes early each day for cleaning.  FACE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED WITHIN THE LIBRARY. Library programming is being conducted as resources allow. 

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91 1st Street SE

Hartley, IA 51346

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

 

Beginning Monday, November 30th, are open to the public during the following Winter Hours:

They are as follows:

Monday              10-5:30
Tuesday             10-4:30
Wednesday        10-4:30
Thursday            10-4:30
Friday                 CLOSED
Saturday             9-11:30
Sunday               CLOSED

The library will be open for 30 minutes following closing to the public to allow for cleaning and sanitizing.

 

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.