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About Our Library

Library hours, location, board, mission, policies.
Bayard Public Library
Directory information
History
A history of the Library
Library Board
Lists the members of the library board, their terms, and contact information.
Library Director
A message from the Library Director
Library Policies
Polices to govern the library.
Meeting Rooms
How to reserve and use
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Library
National Library Week Open House & Plant Exchange Apr 14, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM Bayard Public Library,
Open House for National LibraryWeek is Wednesday, April 14 from 1-8 pm.
The One and Only Ivan from Sep 12, 2016 08:00 AM to Oct 07, 2016 04:00 PM /,
3 Schools....1Book The Bayard Library has 5 copies of this book. Stop in and check one out and join the fun. Then share your thoughts about the book and put your name in a drawing! Check out this website https://sites.google.com/a/crbcrusaders.org/3-schools-2-gether-1-book/

Library Services

All the services and programs that the library offers.
Services
Find out about all the services and programs that the library offers.
Ask a Librarian
The library is able to answer all your questions
Cake Pans
Cake pans available at the Library for check out.
Classes
A list of classes offered by the library
Faxing Service
Fax something from the Library
For Adults
Programs and services especially for adults.
For Children
Library services for children
For Parents
Tips on reading to children, vocabulary building and a description of the parent's shelf
For Teens
Programs and services especially for Teens
Genealogy Collection
Use the library's genealogy collection
Interlibrary Loan
Borrow books from another library
Library Card
How to get a library card
Notary Service
Get something notarized
Proctoring Service
Take a proctored exam at the Library
Programs
Current programs scheduled for the Bayard Library
Reading suggestions
What to read next
Use a Computer
Public Access Computers
Wii
Wii available for use at the library
Proctoring
Proctoring service available upon request from instructors.

News

What is happening at the Bayard Public Library?

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Archive

News and Events Archive
2011
News and Events for 2011
2012
Events for 2012
2014
2014
March
2015
April 2015

Books & Reading

Book reviews, book lists, such as what to read next, and information on early literacy are found here.
Books and Reading
Information to help you find a book to read.
Book Reviews
Links to book review Web sites
Mysteries
Find mystery series and links to your favorite crime author
Romance
Find links to romance writers' and readers' Web sites as well as book suggestions and series descriptions
Science Fiction
Contains links to Web sites for all things science fiction
Historical Fiction
Links to Web sites for lovers of the historical fiction genre
Westerns
Find links to Web sites describing the western genre of literature
Book Talk
A form to submit thoughts about a book
Suggestion for Purchase
Use this form to make purchase suggestions to the library.

Community

Find out about our city - history, maps, and general information. Also find links to local businesses, churches, and the city and county Web sites.
Our Community
Find out who we are and what makes our town a great place to live.
Who We Are
Find the demographic profile for our city as provided by the State Data Center.
City of Bayard
Our County
Here is a link to our county's Web site.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Contact the Library Director and staff. Fill out an online feedback form.
Ask A Librarian
Use this form to submit your questions to the library.
Library Information
Library Information Description
Library Staff

Resources

Find lots of links to useful Web sites.
Subject Guides
Need help navigating the Internet? Use these subject guides as a place starting place.
EBSCOhost
Online magazines, newspapers and other reference tools
HealthInfoIowa
Consumer health information
Iowa Center for the Book
Promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
An online repository of Iowa history and culture
Iowa Publications Online
An online repository of Iowa government publications
Iowa Locator
An online catalog of lowa library items
State Data Center
Census data, government statistics about Iowa and more
WorldCat
1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
What are you looking for?
This is a great place to start your search for information
Quick Links
links suggested by your library staff
SHIIP
SHIIP Web Site
Smart Investing Link
Link to investment resources from Smart Investing

Events

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LearningExpress
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Bayard Newspapers
Archived copies of Bayard Newspapers
National Library Week
Card Catalog
Summer Program

Support Our Library

There are several ways you can help your library.
Support Our Library
Find out how you can support our library.
Friends
Friends of the Library
Give Time
All about volunteering at the library
Give Books
Donations are always welcome. The Bayard Public Library accepts materials that meet our collection development policy guidelines. Items that do not meet the guidelines will be returned, if donor requests, or will be placed on our annual books sale or be recycled.
Give Money
Memorials and gifts are always welcome

Teens

Links and information for teens
All Music Guide
Look for information on your favorite artists, songs, and style of music.
ACT Test Prep
Sample tests, tips, and other information from ACT, Inc.
BLS Career Information
Get information about careers that might interest you based on your favorite subjects in school.
Collegeboard.com: SAT
A full-length SAT practice test and scoring guide.
Health Information from FDA for Teens
Health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Includes articles on topics like playing a sport with exercise-induced asthma, how loud music affects your ears, and how to prevent STD's. From FDA Consumer Magazine.
Teenreads
A great place to find book reviews by other teens, author interviews, and information about new titles
U.S. News.Com Education
A very useful source for students selecting a college or university

Friends

The mission of the Friends of the Bayard Public Library is to provide support for enhancement of services and to encourage usage of the Bayard Public Library. Friends of the Bayard Public Library meets the third Wednesday of the months of January, April, July and October at 6:30 pm in the Library. Dues are $5 per family and are payable in Janaury of each year.
Board
Board and Officers
Next Meeting
Projects for 2017
The Friends projects for 2017
Friend's Upcoming Events
Current events planned by Friends of the Bayard Public Library.

RICOCHET

Ricochet is a leadership program for youth in grades 6-8.
When Oct 17, 2009 09:00 AM to
Nov 14, 2009 12:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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RICOCHET, An Extreme Leadership Adventure, is coming soon to the Bayard Public Library.  Register by October 10th to participate.  Find the power in YOU!

Holiday Program

Remember to record your books by December 11
When Dec 12, 2009
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Don't forget the deadline.

Book Buddies Begins Friday June 4th at 10a.m.

Children in Grades K thru 6th grades may participate in the Book Buddies program at the Bayard Public Library every Friday morning from 10-10:30 a.m.
When Jun 04, 2010 10:00 AM to
Jun 25, 2010 10:00 AM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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A partnership between the CR-B School, Bayard Public Library and St. Gregory Retreat Center will help children retain their reading level through the summer with "BOOK BUDDIES".  Each Friday morning in June kids can come to the Bayard Library at 10:00a.m. and read to a volunteer.  Cookies will be served, incentives will be earned and those who attend 3 of the 4 sessions will be invited to stay at the Library after their reading session on June 25th to play the Wii and have pizza.

READING IS FUN!!  JOIN US!!

Programs

Programs that will be available to the public in the upcoming months.
Holiday Reading Program 2015
Holiday Reading Program Registration from Oct 31, 2015 05:00 PM to Nov 04, 2015 08:00 PM Bayard Public Library,
Registration for the Annual Holiday Reading Program begins on October 31st (Trick or treat) and runs through November 4th for children in grades Pre-K through 6th.

Holiday Reading Program

Holiday program for kids in Pre k- 6th grades
When Oct 31, 2012 01:00 PM to
Dec 07, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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All participants should have their books read and recorded no later than December 7th at 5 pm.  Shopping day is December 8th from 3-5 pm.

Welcome to Medicare

what you need to know if you are approaching Medicare registration.
When Jan 23, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Adults
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Join others approaching the age of 65 to learn what you need to do to prepare for registering to receive medicare benefits.  A trained consultant with SHIIP will be here to answer all your questions and help you understand the process.

After School with Friends

After School with Friends 4th-6th Grades
When Mar 20, 2013
from 01:30 PM to 02:35 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Students in Grades 4-6.
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Join Friends of the Library for an After School program.  Microwave Cooking..Go or Blow!

Make snacks and have fun learning new recipes and microwave safety.

After School With Friends

After School with Friends for K-3rd graders.
When May 01, 2013
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Students Grades K-3rd.
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Students in grades k-3rd will have a great time making and hanging May baskets!

National Library Week Open House

Open house to celebrate National Library Week. Join us for refreshments and learn about a new service called LearningExpress.
When Apr 17, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name Library Staff
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees All Ages
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National Library Week is April 14-20th.  The Bayard Library will host an Open House on Wednesday, April 17 from 10 am - 8 pm.  stop in and learn about LearningExpress and enjoy refreshments.

Friends of the Library Fish Supper Fundraiser

Friends of the Bayard Public Library will have a fish supper at A M Shack's!
When Sep 19, 2013
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where A M Shack's
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Friends of the Bayard Public Library will have a fundraising event Septemeber 19th from 5-7 pm at A M Shack's. Proceeds will go towards updating the heritage newspaper project and updating technology at the Library.  Free will offering will get you a great meal.

City

City of Bayard Information
City Officials
City Officials and Contact Information
City of Bayard Utilities Contacts
Contact these companies for utility service questions.

Holiday Reading Program

Children in Pre-K through 6th Grade Participate in Holiday Reading Program
When Oct 31, 2013 08:00 PM to
Dec 13, 2013 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Holiday Reading Program for  Pre-K through 6th Grades is now in full swing at the Bayard Public Library.

Remember to have your books read and recorded by 5:00 pm December 13th.

Come shopping at the Library on Saturday December 14th from 3-5 pm.

Tis the Season!

 

Holiday Reading Shopping December 14th

Shopping for family at the Bayard Library for Holiday Reading participants.
When Dec 14, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Holiday Reading Participants
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Children who have completed their Holiday reading should come to the Bayard Library on December 14th from 3-5 pm to "shop til you drop".

Holiday Closings

Library Holiday Closings
When Dec 24, 2013 01:00 PM to
Dec 25, 2013 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
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New Year Closing

When Jan 01, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
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Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a book in February
When Feb 01, 2014 09:00 AM to
Feb 28, 2014 05:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK!

 

During the month of February you can add a little adventure to your life with a blind date.  No worry if you have a spouse or significant other! The date is with an unmarked book.  Here are the details!

Ø  Visit the Bayard Public Library

Ø  Choose a wrapped book from the display

Ø  Check it out

Ø  Take it home…unwrap…and read.

Ø  Rate the Book.  “Nice”  “Think Twice” or “No Dice”

Ø  Return the book by the end of February and your name will be entered in a drawing for a box of Valentines Chocolates.

Dash for the Stash

Dash for the Stash Scavenger Hunt
When Apr 05, 2014 09:00 AM to
Apr 12, 2014 12:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Enter "Dash for the Stash" and you might be the lucky winner of a $1,000 IRA.  This state-wide event is much like a scavenger hunt but instead of finding items you find the answers to 4 questions. The answers can be found on 4 posters that will be on display at the Library and you send your answers via smart phone or computer.  You must be 18 years or older to participate.  Join in the fun at the Bayard Public Library.

National Library Week

Help the Bayard Library celebrate National Library Week on Wednesday, April 16th for an Open House with refreshments from 10 am- 8 pm. with the "Friends of the Bayard Library" promoting their ADVANTAGE project...Bayard newspapers online.
When Apr 16, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Help the Bayard Library celebrate National Library Week on Wednesday, April 16th for an  Open House with refreshments from 10 am- 8 pm. with the "Friends of the Bayard Library" promoting their ADVANTAGE project...Bayard newspapers online.  It will also kick-off a contest we call "History Mystery? Try Advantage!".

History Mystery? Try Advantage!

Use our Advantage Program online to answer local history questions and have a chance at winning a prize!
When Apr 16, 2014 10:00 AM to
Jun 30, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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National Library Week will also kick-off a contest we call "History is the Name/ Advantage is the Game!".  Once a month in April, May and June the library will ask a local history question that can easily be answered by using our Advantage Program. Questions will be posted on our webpage at www.bayard.lib.ia.us, in the News Gazette and at the library. Enter your answer by email...bayardpl@bayard.lib.ia.us  ; by phoning 712-651-2238 or by stopping in the library and correct answers will be placed in a monthly drawing for a free one year subscription to the News Gazette.  Dont' win in April...try again in May and likewise in June.     One winner per household and must be 18 years of age or older to win.  Have some fun @ the Bayard Public Library!

 

April's Question is :  When and Where was the Bayard Fireman's Ball held in 1958?

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New Books in November

New adult books purchased in November
AUTHORTITLE
Dailey, Janet Christmas in Cowboy Country
Grisham, John Gray Mountain
Steel, Danielle Pegasus
Chamberlain, Diane The Silent Sister
Cornwell, Patricia Flesh and Blood
Cussler, Clive The Eye of Heaven
Follett, Ken Edge of Eternity
Gulley, Phillip A Place Called Hope
Harkness, Debra The Book of Life
Hooper, Kay Haunted
Jones, Darynda Seventh Grave and No Body
King, Stephen Revival
Macomber, Debbie Love Letters
Overholser, Wayne D. Skull Mesa
Perry, Anne A New York Christmas
Quinn, Spencer Paw and Order
Robinson, Marilyn Lila
Ross, Ann B Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day
Wood, Barbara Rainbows on the Moon

Holiday Reading Program

25th Annual Holiday Reading Program Underway
When Oct 31, 2014 01:00 PM to
Dec 13, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Children from Pre K through 6th Grades.
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The 25th Annual Childrren's Holiday Reading Program is going on now.  Participants must have their books read and recorded at the Bayard Public Library no later than 5 pm December 12th to be eligible to shop on Saturday December 13th.  Shopping Hours are from 3-5 pm.  Call the library (712-651-2238) for more information.

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National Library Week 2015

When Apr 13, 2015 01:00 PM to
Apr 18, 2015 12:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Free Shredding Service Main Street/ Bayard Library

Free shredding brought to you by the Bayard Connection June 6th
When Jun 06, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Near Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Bring documents that you want shredded by a secure service to the Bayard Library on June 6th between the hours of 9 am and 11 am.  Brought to you as a public service of the Bayard Connection.

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Children's summer Reading Program Registration Begins June 24th

Register for the Library's summer reading program beginning June 24th. The program will run the month of July. don't miss out on the fun ! EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!
When Jun 25, 2015 10:00 AM to
Jul 01, 2015 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Registration for "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading program at the Bayard Public Library runs from June 25th through July 1st. The program runs the month of July.

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Coffee Monday

Coffee Monday's on the last Monday of each month starting September 28th 1-5 pm! Join us for a cup of Joe!
When Sep 28, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
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Hot Chocolate Wednesday with Craft

Wednesday, September 30th youth can come after school for hot chocolate and a Halloween craft.
When Sep 30, 2015
from 02:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
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Halloween Coloring Contest for All Ages

During the month of October the Library & St. Gregory's are co-sponsoring a Halloween Coloring Contest. Stop at the Library to choose a picture to color. Prizes provided by St. Gregory's. ALL AGES may participate.
When Oct 14, 2015 10:00 AM to
Oct 29, 2015 05:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Attendees All Ages
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Friends of the Library Membership Drive and Free Meal

Friends of the Bayard Library are hosting a free soup/dessert and drink Wednesday, January 20th from 5-7 pm at the library. Sign up for a Friends membership (it's only $5 per family) and members will serve you your choice of soup with the extras.
When Jan 20, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Library Closed Tuesday 2/2/2016

Library closed Tuesday 2/2/16 because of weather conditions.
When Feb 02, 2016
from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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Library will Open at 11:00 am today 2/3/16.

When Feb 03, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
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Welcome to Medicare

Learn more about Medicare from a SHIIP consultant.
When Mar 30, 2016
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Anyone may attend.
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Welcome to Medicare is a free seminar offered by the State of Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and is open to anyone.  Medicare Parts A & B benefits, prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance will be covered.

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National Library Week Activities

National Library Week is April 10-16, 2016. The Bayard Library will host events through-out the week. Monday (April 11th) will be Art on The Fly from 6-9 pm. Register online or call the Library at 651-2238 for details and to register. Wednesday (April 13th) the Library will host an Open House serving refreshments from 10 am- 8 pm. We hope to have some beautiful paintings on display from Monday night's class for all to view. Adults may come together at the Library Wednesday at 6:30 for Adult Coloring and social time. Join us in celebrating Libraries!
When Apr 11, 2016 01:00 PM to
Apr 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Hot Chocolate (or cold beverage maybe) Wednesday

School ages sharing time...snack, activity and social time with friends.
When Apr 27, 2016
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Robinson Room
Contact Name Staff
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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Author Joy Johnson at Bayard Library

Joy Johnson, author of the BOOB Girls Series (Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12) will speak at the library. Be prepared to laugh out loud! Don't miss the fun!
When Jun 29, 2016
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Adults
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On Your Mark... Get Set... Read! Summer Reading Program

Register at the Library for the summer reading program the week of June 27th! We'll do the Library version of the "Amazing Race" with fun, games, treats and great reads! Program open to children in kindergarten- 7th grade with age appropriate activities for all. Program runs from June 27th- July 25th.
When Jun 27, 2016 01:00 PM to
Jul 25, 2016 06:30 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Youth in grades Kindergarten- 7th.
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Be a Smart Cookie! READ!

Return your library books that you have read on Wednesdays in July and get a yummy homemade cookie!
When Jul 06, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jul 27, 2016 08:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees All Ages
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141 Garage Sale Registration Form

When Aug 05, 2016 08:00 AM to
Aug 06, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Bayard,Ia
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Registration Form

Librarians vs Firemen Halloween Contest

The Bayard Librarians challenge the Bayard Firemen to a Halloween costume contest on October 31st! Stop in during Trick or Treating from 5-7 pm at the library and the fire hall and decide which team gets your vote! Firemen serving hot dogs and hot cocoa and the librarians serving dessert!
When Oct 31, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library & Bayard Fire Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees All ages
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Holiday Reading Program

Kick-Off for the Holiday Reading Program is October 31st...register when you stop in for your Halloween Treat! Children in Pre K through 7th grade can participate this year! The program makes Christmas extra special for the kids so make sure your young ones join in!
When Oct 31, 2016 01:00 PM to
Dec 10, 2016 12:00 PM
Where Bayard Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
Attendees Children in grades Pre-K though 7th.
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Holiday Closings December 24; 26 January 1

When Dec 14, 2016
from 01:45 PM to 01:45 PM
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Library Closed December 24 & 26 and January 2. Happy Holidays!

When Dec 24, 2016 09:00 AM to
Dec 26, 2016 05:00 PM
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Library Closed

Library Closed January 16th!

Library will be closed Monday Afternoon January 16th and Bayard's Busy Quilters will NOT meet tonight at the Library.
When Jan 16, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Contact Name Staff
Contact Phone 712-651-2238
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