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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. 


Online Catalog

**  To see a listing of all library materials please click HERE. **


Library Hours

Tuesday  1:00p-5:30p

Wednesday 1:00-7:00p

Thursday 1:00p-5:30p

Friday  10:00a-4:00p

Saturday  9:00a-12:00p.

We are continuing our curbside pick up if this is preferable to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncharted time for us.


Library Guidelines for Reopening-Phase 2

-If you are ill or have any symptoms of illness, do not enter the library.

-1:00-2:00 each Tuesday will be for those over 55 or those with underlying health issues.

-Number of people allowed in the library at any time is 10.

-Patrons should limit their time in the library to 30 minutes.

-Computer usage is reduced to 15 minutes per day.

-Curbside delivery will continue for those who feel more comfortable with this.

-Social distance yourself in the library.

-Please continue to return your materials to the drop box.

-Please be aware our restrooms and drinking fountains remain closed.

-Sanitize your hands before entering the library.


Library News & Events

Club 56 will meet October 19 right after school in the Boyden Library. All 5th and 6th grade girls are welcome. For those that are new to Club 56 we meet monthly during the school year and we do a variety of fun things together. Girls can be picked up from the library between 4:45pm-5:00pm. Please let us know if your daughter will be coming so we can plan accordingly. If you have questions please ask!

The Boyden Book Club is reading “Daughters of the Bride” by Susan Mallery this month. The Book Club meets at 7:00pm in the library on October 19. Please let us know if you need a copy of the book. We welcome new members at all times!
Fall story hour is happening soon! The dates are Tuesday, October 6,13 and 20. Choose between 9:30am OR 6:30pm, All 3-6 year olds are welcome. Join us for some fun! Please sign up at the Boyden Public Library. Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10 and we will have special firefighter guests at the October 6th story hours. 


***Summer Travel- Are you taking a road trip this summer? Keep in mind we have many online services for your reading enjoyment. Whether it be Tumblebooks (online animated books for kids) or Bridges (online e-books and audio books) we have you covered! See below.

***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!

***Did you know that the Library has a number of services to help our community members of all ages?
                   If you have a vision or physical disability you might benefit from:
                           -Large Print books
                           -Audio books
                           -Online access for e-books

***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


 Use the Gale Power Search button to search All Gale Data bases or click on each icon below. 



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