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Hampton Public Library 4 Federal St. South, Hampton, IA 641-456-4451 Mon. & Thurs. 10am to 5:30pm Tues. & Wed. 10am to 8pm Fri. & Sat. 10am to 3pm.


A Library book has just escaped the building.  Each page of the book is in the window of a different downtown business.  The directions are simple;  Come into the Library and get a map and it will lead you on the path.  The first page of the book is at the Chamber office and the last page is at the NAPA store.  When finished, each child will get a Windsor buck!

The Hampton Public Library in sponsorship with the First Bank Hampton is offering for the first time a program called "1000 Books Before Kindergarten."  This program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years.  The program is free of charge and is for children birth through five years of age.  Children receive a free book for every 200 books read and an HPL t-shirt when they reach their goal of 1,000 books. Parents can register their child(ren) in the children's department of the Library. 


The Hampton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Wednesday, November 16th @ 5:15 pm in the Library.  Everyone is invited to attend. On the agenda; July & August bills, update on the building, and library reports.


Sitting area by the fireplace.


 Hampton Public Library in the Fall If you want to see this old building restored to its historical look, contact City Hall at 456-4853 to let the Council know how you feel about the project.  If you haven't donated to either project and would like to.  Please contact City Hall 641-456-4853 or the Library 641-456-4451. 
Total gifts from the community is now at $85,235.00 !!!  The Foundation also gifted $50,000.00 to the City for the project so the grand total is $142,735.00.  It is outstanding to have the community's support and now your support is more important than ever as we restore and improve upon this beautiful Carnegie Library. If you would prefer you can also donate to the Foundation of the Hampton Public Library for Division II, the courtyard and parking lot.

Library Services:

  • Internet and Wifi
  • Copies 10 cents black and white/ 50 cents color
  • Storytime and Toddlertime
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Geneology
  • DVDs
  • Free Library Card
  • Interlibrary loan
  • eBooks
  • Downloadable free music
  • Transparent Language program 90 languages
  • Audiobooks
  • Learning Express database
  • Proctor for tests


WifiThe Hampton Public Library offers 24 hour access to WiFi.  If you don't have a computer, the Library provides one for you during our normal operating hours.

Click the Learning Express icon below to access a wealth of resources for career training, test preparation, computer/ software training, and more!  Create your own account and work at your own pace.

Learning Express3


Free MusicFree downloadable music but you must have a library card. This service is provided by the Foundation of the Hampton Public Library.


The Transparent Learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. This program has over 90 languages available for learning. Click on the icon below.


If you would like to comment on your service at the Hampton Public Library, please email me at where your email will be held in confidence.  As the Director, I am concerned that you and your family have a good experiences while visiting our library.  Comments and suggestion are always welcome!

Upcoming Events
Storytime/Toddlertime Oct 25, 2016 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Children's Dept.
Storytime/Toddlertime Oct 26, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Children's Dept.
Maker Space Oct 26, 2016 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM — Library
Storytime/Toddlertime Nov 01, 2016 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Children's Dept.
Storytime/Toddlertime Nov 02, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Children's Dept.
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