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BBPL in Gilbert

A branch of Bertha Bartlett Public Library is open in Gilbert.

Welcome to the Gilbert location of Bertha Bartlett Public Library!

Tuesday     3 to 7:30

Thursday    3 to 7:30

Saturday     10 to 12

Phone           515-232-0087

Effective July 1, 2011, the City of Gilbert is contracting with Bertha Bartlett Public Library in Story City for library services. That means all the library benefits Gilbert residents have enjoyed, but with the added bonus of having a physical location within Gilbert city limits.


The Gilbert Library was established in 2011 with the help of many generous Gilbert citizens, the members of the City Council, the staff of City Hall and the assistance and administration of Bertha Bartlett Public Library in Story City.Help us perfect our services in Gilbert! Please take this survey.

We are located 1 block north of the post office at 207 Main St. The library is open three days aCynthia Van Gerpen-Henn is the primary Library Aide at the Gilbert Library. Ms. Cynthia worked in the Gilbert school district for many years before retiring in 2011. She substitutes occasionally. Ms. Cynthia has been a wonderful addition to our staff and a moving force in helping to establish the Gilbert Library.week (including two evenings). An open Wireless Internet connection is available at the library in addition to a public computer with Internet access and printing capabilities. We have a copier with black-and-white copies for $0.10 each and color copies for $1.00 each. We have all genres from adult fiction to juvenile nonfiction to board books. You will also find a selection of magazines, DVDs, and audio CD books which are rotated regularly. An external book drop is available on the north side of the building for material returns during our closed hours.

Preschool Storytime

Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for preschool storytime! We'll enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and more, centered around a different theme each week. Parents, grandparents and care givers welcome.

Special Programs

Watch for details about special programs. Ms. Cynthia is coordinating special programs on some Gilbert CSD early-out days. We also offer a variety of programs during the Summer Reading Program. Watch the Gilbert Facebook page for additional details on upcoming programs.

Storytime Express

An in-home storytime program for registered day cares in the Story City areas. Please contact Julia Humphrey at 515-733-2685 for more information.