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Boyden Public Library   Boyden Public Library

   609 Webb Street, Boyden, IA 51234

Phone: 712-725-2281
Fax: 712-725-2224

Welcome! We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our library Website. With help from the State Library of Iowa, we are able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs. 



Friday, November 9 our hours will be 1:00pm-5:00pm. Thanks for understanding!

Monday:  CLOSED

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm-5:30pm

Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-12:00 noon

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: the library will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 22. The library will be open regular hours on Friday, November 23 from 10am-5pm and Saturday, November 24 from 9-12.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We are so very thankful for your faithful support of our library.

Library News & Events



Story Hour in Spanish

Read to Me – a story time in Spanish...We will be starting a new program at the library in Spanish! The first Thursday of every month beginning November 1st from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm “Léeme cuentos” or Read to me. We will be reading a book in Spanish, doing an activity and having a snack. This story hour will be geared towards children who are in preschool (ages 3-6) and who speak Spanish or are bilingual. If you have any questions please call Jessica Diaz at 712-541-8650.

Léeme cuentos
¡Comenzaremos un nuevo programa en la biblioteca en español! El primer jueves de cada mes a partir del 1 de noviembre de 6:15 p.m. a 7:15 p.m. que se llama Léeme Cuentos. Estaremos leyendo un libro en español, haciendo una actividad y vamos a tener algo pequeño para los niños para comer. Esta hora de cuentos estará dirigida a niños que están en edad preescolar (edades 3-6) y que hablan español o son bilingües. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a Jessica Diaz al 712-541-8650.

Fall Story Time-the last Fall story time will be on Monday, November 5. Kids ages 3-6 are welcome to attend. Choose between 9:30am OR 6:30pm.

Mark your calendars! Make plans to come to the library on Monday, November 12 for our annual holiday program with decorating ideas by Sarah Van Meeteren”.  This event starts at 5:30pm and refreshments will be served. Call a friend and make plans to attend this special event.

Abby Brown from Iowa Public Television Kids Clubhouse Adventure will be at the Boyden Library on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:45pm. All kids are welcome to attend this fun event!! Turn off screens! Get up and play and use your imagination!!

Club 56 will meet November 19 right after school at the library. All girls in the 5th and 6th grade are welcome to attend!

Boyden Book Club will be meeting on Monday, November 19 at 7:00pm. We will be discussing “The Pilot’s Wife.” It is never too late to join the book club! We have a great time! Call the library with questions at 725-2281.

Thanksgiving Story Time for kids 3-6 years old will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 9:30 am OR 6:30pm.. We will have fun reading books, playing games, and making a craft. Please sign up at the library.


Do we have your correct addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses on file? Don’t be surprised if we check with you while you check out at the library. Feel free to contact us with your current contact information!



***Keep in mind we have many online services for your reading enjoyment. Whether it be Tumblebooks (online animated books for kids) Zinio (online magazines) or Bridges (online e-books and audio books) we have you covered! See below!

***Do you sometimes forget when the next book club is, or when the next story time is? We are hoping this awesome new offering at the library will help you stay connected. We, at the Boyden Public Library, are now signed up with Remind. This program will send you texts reminding you of upcoming events at the library. We have info at the library on how to sign up for it or follow these directions. Please ask if you have any questions!

             Text @cchfkk to the number 81010. You'll receive a welcome text from Remind. If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @cchfkk to (469)-888-8271.

***Reminder to parents....please be familiar with our library hours and make sure that when it is closing time your child has been picked up. Thank you for your consideration.

***Volunteers please...Is there anyone who would be willing to donate snacks to the library when we have after school programs? These snacks could be homemade or bought. Please let us know if you have questions or if you are interested in helping your library! Thank you!



 What is BRIDGES: Iowa's e-Library?   

This is a new E-book and Audiobook Consortium for Iowa Libraries to provide you with over 16,500 e-books and 7,500 audiobooks.  You can download the e-books with your library card number. This Bridges Site is also has the name OVERDRIVE in the app stores.

      Tumble Books!  E-Books for kids!
What is Tumble Books?

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games

                    Practice Tests

Online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement.


What is Zinio for Libraries?
       -It is the world's largest newsstand for online magazines.
    -MANY popular titles with no hold or checkout periods and no        limits to how many you can download. It's pretty great!!
*To set up an account and be able to download these current magazines and back issues for FREE please use this link:
*Compatible devices are: Computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Blackberry, Nook HD


 Search all of Sioux County's Newpapers dating back from the late 1800's to today!
Recorded Books

Click HERE for our online catalog!









Gale Database


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Upcoming Events
Abby Brown from Iowa Public Television Kids Clubhouse Adventure Nov 14, 2018 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM — Boyden Library
Club 56 Nov 19, 2018 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM — Boyden Library
Boyden Book Club Nov 19, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Boyden Library
Thanksgiving Story Time Nov 20, 2018 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM — Boyden Library
Thanksgiving Story Time Nov 20, 2018 06:30 PM - 07:15 PM — Boyden Library
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