The Huxley Public Library is located on the 2nd floor of the 3C’s building. The library is fully handicapped accessible with an elevator from the ground floor. The library proudly hosts a children’s reading and play area with over 1500 books to choose from for your little ones. The collection grows from there with a wide variety of titles for all ages of readers, including newspapers and periodicals. We have six public computers, fax and copy service, meeting room, and a growing collection of DVDs. All library materials are FREE to cardholders.
Huxley Public Library – Fully State Accredited (Since 2007)
P.O. Box 5, 515 North Main Avenue
Huxley, IA 50124
3C’s Building – 2nd Floor
2017 Fall/Winter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm
Director of Library Services
I have been with the Huxley Public Library since October, 2000. I am a State of Iowa Certified Public Librarian – Level III. I am a 1988 Ballard Graduate and a life-long resident of the Ballard Community. I have 20 years of customer service experience, so serving the public is second nature to me. Being a Librarian appeals to me in many ways such as; providing free, unbiased, unrestricted, and equal access to materials and information to all of our patrons. I enjoy reading, music, family, my dogs, life-long learning, and computers.
In August, 2006, I was pleased to be given the opportunity to begin working part-time at the library. I retired from Ballard Jr/Sr High School in June, 2005 after working as a school secretary for 23 years. I enjoy being able to serve the library patrons and once again work with Ballard students. Some things I like to do when I’m not at the library include gardening, reading, attending football games and traveling, especially to visit sons in Bozeman, Montana and Tampa, Florida.
Cathy Van Maanen
I joined the library staff in the fall of 2008 and am delighted about the opportunity. I’ve lived in Huxley for 10 years and consider this a chance to be more involved with my community. My background is in children’s theater, so coming into library programing will expand my own love of literature as well as inspire kids to be even more creative. I look forward to working with many, many kids here and encouraging them in a love of reading.
Melissa ``Mel`` Haynes
Program Coordinator Assistant
On behalf of the staff and patrons of the library, Mike Hanks would like to take a moment to recognize and thank all of our wonderful volunteers. I would also like to thank the Friends of the Huxley Public Library for all of their fundraising efforts and support; and last but not least, the Huxley Public Library Board of Trustees without whom we could not function. The Huxley Library staff is able to accomplish and provide so much more to our patrons with the help and kindness of these individuals.
Pam has lived in the rural Huxley area since 1996. She is also active in our Friends group, Prairie Fest Bingo & Bake Sale, Business Fair and Children’s Programs. She also takes care of the plants and loves to clean and dust.