We are open to the public, however, we ask that patrons take precautions to limit the possible transmission of illness.  We encourage patrons to wear face masks and practice social distancing.  We are closing 30 minutes earlier each day to allow time for cleaning. 

For Parents

Parents, we have lots to offer for you and your children.  We have books for kids of all ages including board books for toddlers, picture books, step-into-reading books for emerging readers, chapter books, and Young Adult books aimed at teens.  We even have manga and comics, which appeal to readers of all ages.  We also have a variety of children's movies and puzzles for checkout.  

We have a children's space in the library with toys and seating where children and their caretakers can enjoy some time together in a quiet space.  Feel free to stop in and spend some time reading or playing together!  

Teens can come in alone or with an adult to enjoy our teen space, which includes comfortable furniture and charging plug-ins for electronic devices.  We also have a Wii gaming system with games, which can be played in the library.  

 

Kids' Programming

After School Program
We offer a monthly after school program for elementary-ages kids during the academic year.  We make crafts, play games, and enjoy spending time with our friends.  Stop in or email sarah.pearce@hartley.lib.ia.us for more information or to register.  

Summer Reading Program
We offer a reading program every summer for kids ages 4-18.  Participants can earn weekly coupons sponsored by local businesses as well as prizes. We change things up regularly, so ask at the library for more information.  

Participation in a summer reading program can keep your children reading while they aren't at school.  This can help them keep their skills sharp and combat the "summer slide" which results in lower test scores and academic achievement.  Even if you choose not to participate in our program, we are happy to offer a wide selection of books for checkout to keep your kids engaged and busy over the summer months. 

Summer Library Program
We offer a series of activities and events at the library each summer, for kids of all ages.  Come join us for stories, crafts, games, and presentations by local educational agencies like the Sanford Museum & Planetarium and the O'Brien County Conservation Board.  Ask for more details at the library come summertime!  

 

Teen Programming

Teen Game Day
Kids in grades 5-12 are invited to play board games and card games.  Occurs monthly, on the first Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm. 

Teen Craft Day
Kids in grades 5-12 are invited to make a craft or art project at the library!  Occurs monthly, on the third Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm.  

Dungeons & Dragons
High School students are invited to play in our ongoing 5th Edition D&D campaign.  Occurs every other Monday from 5-8pm.  Contact Sarah for more details.  

Summer Library Program
We offer a Summer Reading Program and activities for teens as well as children.  Contact the library for more information.