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

Winter 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. 


Homework Help

Struggling with your homework?  Need help from a live tutor?  Try out Brainfuse HelpNow!  This service is free to all library patrons and available online anytime.  

Submit a question or a paper anytime and get feedback within a day or two.  During available hours, you can even work with a live tutor to have your questions answered in real time.  

Brainfuse HelpNow


Summer Library Program 2022

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 May 30-July 24.  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. 


Fall Schedule

October 23th at 1:30 pm- Halloween craft

October 26th at 10:30 am- Story time

October 30th at 2:00 pm- ISU Extention

November 9th at 10:30 am- Story time

November 27th from 10:30-12p; 2pm-3:30 pm- Day camp with ISU extention