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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.


Registration for this year's summer reading program:  ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ!  Registration begins Tuesday, May 31st for this special program that you can do in your own home but with books from the Library.

This year the Library is hosting a very special guest...."THE SPOON MAN" from Jenison, Michigan who has been playing the spoons for over 30 years, offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages.  He gives a real stirring performance, that everyone will really eat up.  No bibs required.  It's a spoonful of family fun on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH AT 10:30 A.M.  All ages are welcome and there is no charge!  For more childrens' programs go to the Programs at your Library tab at the top of this screen.

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, June 29th @ 5:15 pm in the Library.  Everyone is invited to attend. On the agenda; June bills, update on the building, finalize budget, 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. Belen Krabbe has issued a challenge to the citizens of Hampton and Franklin County to donate $1,000.00 to the project or the Foundation, and she will match your donation up to $10,000.00 total.  If you haven't donated to the project please contact City Hall 641-456-4853 or the Library 641-456-4451.  Previously $50,000 was donated but with the added expense of taking the wall completely down, the price has gone up. It was outstanding to have the community's support and now your support is more important than ever!

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

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.


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.


Upcoming Events
Storytime/Toddlertime Jun 01, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime/Toddlertime Jun 07, 2016 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Storytime/Toddlertime Jun 08, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Book and Bake Sale Jun 11, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Library
Yoga Jun 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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