Welcome to the Dayton Public
Library! Our library was established before 1900 in Dayton, Iowa, when a
few women each purchased some books to exchange. As the collection grew,
the books were housed in the back of the local bank with access provided only
to local schoolchildren. Later, a women's club was organized and began
operating the library which was moved to the high school. Due to
overcrowding, the library relocated to an old bank building where it
remained until the current building was erected in 1966. This new
building included the post office and city council chambers. In 1993 the
council chambers were relocated, allowing the library to expand into the
additional space for a total of 1406 square feet.
The Dayton Public Library is accredited by the State
Library of Iowa. It is the library's mission to
provide citizens with equal access to information and ideas in order
to lead an enriched life through lifelong learning.
Please click on "Contact Us" to learn about our location, hours, and contact information. Click on "About Us" for a list of the library’s current Board of Trustees, as well as services and materials the library provides. Please see "Library News" for special information regarding our library and general library advocacy news.
Monday | Wednesday | Friday 11 am - 6 pm | Saturday 9 am – noon
holidays. Inclement weather policy in place. See “policies” and
“calendar” on our web site.
PHONE | 515-547-2700
FAX | 515-547-2700 (same as phone)
EMAIL | email@example.com
Please message the librarian firstname.lastname@example.org with updates, questions, broken links, etc.
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