School/City Library




City Staff

Marie Van Beek Director


Assistant Librarians                            City Library Board Members    President: Renee Hammer            
        Elaine Montgomery                                                                     Secretary: Wyatt Eide                         
        Kathy Grant                                                                                                  Treasurer: Beth Simbro
                                                                                                                             Jerry Roby
                                                                                                                             Donna Akins

School Director
  
Greg Pickett

Library Hours
   
Monday - Thursday  9:00 - 12:00 and 3:30 - 7:00
    Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

Library Web Site           
   
www.baxter.lib.ia.us

Library email
    
library.baxter@gmail.com




Upcoming events

Friday Movie Nights
January 15 @ 7:00 Hotel Transylvania 2

February 19 @ 7:00 Goosebumps

March 18 @ 7:00 Ghostbusters

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday February 6
9:00 - 12:00
Open House with crafts and fun things to do
for all ages


To access our Library catalog go to:
baxterlibrarycatalog.follettdestiny.com

You can download audio and e-books through Bridges.  
Contact the library for information.


We now have Learning Express available through our library.
To access this online learning tool click on the address below.  You can practice for GED tests, ACT tests and watch computer tutorials
You can also practice high school skill sets.

We now have ABC Mouse available through the library
ABCmouse is a website that has 3500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities for young learners ages 2 - 6+.
Regular Events

    Movie Nights Check this site for the school year schedule

    Early Out Club Meets the first early out of the month from 1:00 - 3:00  

    Story time for 3 - 4 year olds Saturday @ 10:15

    Toddler and 2's Story time Saturday @ 10:00 
    
    Book Club First Monday of the month @ 6:15
                   

   
Book Club meets the first Monday of the month at 6:15.  To get a copy of the book we are reading for the month, contact Marie at the library.
  
            2013 January 8th book is Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
                      February 5th book is The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
                      March 5th book is Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton
                      April 2nd book is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
                      May 7th book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
                      June 3rd book is Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
                      July 1st book is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
                      Aug 5th book is Under the Tuscan Sun by Florence Mayes
                      September book is The Diary of Mattie Spencer by Sandra Dallas
                      October book is Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
                      November book is The Things We Do For Love by Kristin Hannah
                      December book is The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
           2014   January book is The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
                      February book is Where the River Runs by Patti Callahan Henry
                      March book is Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
                      April book is The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
                      May book is June Bug by Chris Fabry
                      June book is Sacred Acre The Ed Thomas Story by Mark Tabb
                      July book is The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
                      August book is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
                      September book is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
                      October book is The Orchard by Teresa Weir
                      November book is Miss Julia Throws a Wedding by Ann B Ross
                      December book is Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
          2015    January book is The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
                      February book is Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher
                      March book is Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
                      April book is Home Front by Kristin Hannah
                      May book is Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
                      June book is All Things New by Lynn Austin
                      July book is The Forever Bridge by T Greenwood
                      August book is My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
                      September book is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
                      October book is The Invention of Wings by Susan Monk Kidd
                      November book is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
                      December book is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
          2016    January book is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
                      February book is Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
                      March book is The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
                      April book is Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
                      May book is Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson
                      June book is Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin
                      May book is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

    Library Board Meeting
               
The library board meets the first Thursday of the month in the library. 

Regular Meetings Held at the Library
    
    4H Juniors meet the 1st Wednesday of the month @ 6:30
    Quilt Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00
    BAY Baxter Area Youth Group every Wednesday @ 7:00





 
                                                                                                                  


   


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