For Children

Come to the library for a quiet place to study or a place to play with a friend.  We have toys, puzzles, and legos for use in the library.  We also offer free, filtered wifi for use by all patrons.  

We have a wide selection of children's books, from board books to chapter books, in both fiction and nonfiction.  We also have children's puzzles available for checkout.  

If there is a particular series or author you are looking for, let us know.  We can help you find it or see if it would be a good candidate to add to our collection.  We are always looking for recommendations!  


After School Take-Home Kits

Fall After School take-home activity kits are available at the Hartley Public Library!  Designed for ages 5-10.  Kits include crafts and activities designed to be completed with adult supervision and assistance.  Pick up kits during regular library hours, while supplies last. 


Summer Library Program 2021

Join us every Wednesday in June for fun activities and presenters!  No pre-registration is required. Come to one event or all, as your schedule allows. 

Kids aged 1-4 can come with their caretaker to enjoy stories, songs and crafts geared to them with our Toddle Time.  (Please note: caretakers are expected to stay with the little ones and be responsible for them during this time.)

Our Summer Reading Program will run June 1 - July 11.  This year we are offering a Read to Bead incentive, where kids can design their own necklace or keychain- just earn beads by reading!  Stop in the library to register and pick up a reading log.  Contact the library for more details. 

Summer Schedule

Wednesday, June 2nd @ 10:30

Stories, games, & crafts

-10:45am - Toddle Time


Wednesday, June 9th @ 10:30

Sanford Museum & Planetarium


Wednesday, June 16th @ 10:30

O’Brien County Naturalist


Wednesday, June 23rd @ 9-11:30

ISU Extension Hands-On Art Camp

(preregister on extension website)


Wednesday, June 23rd @ 2:00

Movie- TBD

Free popcorn! 


Wednesday, June 30th @ 10:30

Stories, games, & crafts

-10:45am - Toddle Time