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
Phone:  (515)-597-2552
FAX:  (515)-597-2554

2017 Fall/Winter Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30am-7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Library Staff

Mike Hanks

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.

Karen Anderson


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

Program Coordinator

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

I have been involved with the library since 2004, first as a volunteer and then as a staff member. I enjoy working with the children’s crafts and programming. I am also a Facilitator for the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). I enjoy walking my dog when it’s nice. My dog, however, prefers the snow.

Bonnie Jackson

Interlibrary Loan

I am fairly new to Iowa and the Huxley community, having moved here from Wyoming with my husband in 2005. I enjoy my work with interlibrary loans and access plus. It’s a good feeling to know that I have a part in all of the books coming from and going to other libraries and our patrons. I feel privileged to be member of the Huxley Public Library team. I enjoy broadening my knowledge of books and subjects, camping, church activities, and my grandchildren.

Connie Harper


I have been part of the library team since 2006. I work in the afternoons and evenings. I am a mother of two wonderful children. I enjoy reading, music and the arts.

Joann Scott


I am a retired teacher who moved to Huxley from Cedar Falls in 2005 to be nearer to my two sons and their families. My oldest son, Lee, lives in Nevada with his wife and seven cats and my younger son, Jay, lives in Kelley with his wife and my two granddaughters, Molly Ann, and Katelyn Jo. I grew up in central Iowa (northwest of Newton), so I really feel that I have come “home”. Needless to say, reading, whether required or for enjoyment, has always been very important in my life.

Library Volunteers

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.

Victor Neilson


Victor has lived in Huxley since 1983. He has served on the Library Board of Trustees and has been volunteering at the Huxley Public Library since we opened at our current locatoin in 2003. In fact, Victor was one of the volunteers that helped us move in! He has also served at the Clothes Pantry, the local Arts Council (now defunct), and as a GRIP mentor (Great Relationships In Pairs) in the Ballard school system for the past 9 years with the same young man. At the library, Victor helps us by covering and laminating new books.

Pam Hanks


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.