The Library has busy spaces, quiet spaces, study spaces, meeting spaces, teen spaces, children’s spaces, outdoors spaces, map spaces, periodical spaces, self check-out kiosks. . .and stacks upon stacks of books. And a fireplace.
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The chairs in The Link provide a cozy, well-lit place in The Community Library for kids, teens, and adults.
The Tree House is an extraordinary place for kids, families, and events.
The John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall Lecture Hall hosts free public events, including book launches, lectures, classes, seminars, occasional plays, Story Time for kids, and more.
The Stacks: The Community Library has over 100,000 titles in its collection.
The Reading Room: In addition to a collection of books on regional topics, the Reading Room houses the Center for Regional History’s vast collection of Idaho maps.
Catalog stations throughout the Library enable patrons to search by title, author, and subject.
The Lecture Hall’s Mountain of Books holds our oversized, odd, and vintage books, some dating from the assembly of The Community Library’s original founding 2,000-volume collection in 1957.
The Learning Commons has computers and printers that are free to the public, as well as periodicals, work stations, and a Reference Librarian on duty.
The Community Library features rotating exhibits of literature, art, and artifacts in the lobby foyer.
The Toddler Room provides a space within the Children’s Library just for toddlers and their parents/guardians.
The Programs Studio hosts small classes and events.
The Idaho Room can be reserved for business meetings, conferences, classes, and events. It features a reclaimed redwood table with built-in power, 20 chairs, and many other amenities.
Find a comfortable space in the Learning Commons to peruse periodicals, study, read, or research.
The Totem Pole in the Children’s Library is a fun place for kids to nestle in and read a good book.
If you’re looking for a sweet place to visit with friends, meditate, journal, relax, or, say, read a book, “check out” the Jack B. Crawford Contemplative Garden on the Library’s south side.
The Cimino Plaza hosts “Lunch and Lit” events in the summer, Wi-Fi access 24/7, and casual reading and dining under the umbrellas.
The Donaldson Robb Family Lawn is at your leisure for lounging, picnicking, and reading. The Library also hosts major events on the lawn in the summer months.