Woodbine Carnegie Public Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1909
Schedule: Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Wednesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Thursday 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Address: 58 5th St. Woodbine, IA 51579
Phone Number: 712-647-2750
Fax Number: 712-647-2750
Director: Wendy Doyel

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

2 computers available for patron use.

Summer Programs: Summer Library Program
Membership Details:

Library membership is free, a patron request form needs to be filled out and a ID needs to be presented.

Library History:

The first library was located in the jail section of the old town hall. The library had to close when the jail was occupied. In July of 1908 the city purchased 1 ½ lots with a gift of $7500.00 from Andrew Carnegie; the Woodbine Carnegie Public Library was finished in 1909. It was the first library in Harrison County and Miss Mauel VanScoy was the first city librarian.
The Woodbine Carnegie Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 24, 1998. The Woodbine Carnegie Public Library is located along the longest stretch of the original Lincoln Highway still is use today, that plays a large part in its historical significance.
The library continued to add more items and eventually outgrew the original building. In 1999 the city raised the money to undertake an addiction to the old Carnegie building. In 2001 a new addition was added moving the adult library to the addition and bringing the youth up and out of the basement into the original Carnegie building, Connie Ball was the adult librarian and Pay Leythan the youth Librarian at that time.