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Available from Bertha Bartlett Public Library:

Audio & E-books

Free Wi-Fi at Bertha Bartlett Public Library

Introducing LearningExpress Library 3.0,it's a whole NEW experience! It offers improvedfunctionality and content including:New and improved site designEasier to use navigationNew interactive tutorialsMultiple test modes for study and practiceRecommendations for additional study

LearningExpress 3.0 - Free Online Educational & Professional Resources from Your Library!

LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.


Board Packets

Our library board agendas, minutes and figures are now available for your review on this website! Click on the "About Us" tab. Choose Library Board from the left menu, then click on Board Packets. We'll post a link to each month's library board agenda, the minutes and other related reports.


Taking Care of Your Library Books

Please take a moment to read through our tips on taking care of your library books. Our goal is to keep all of our books available to you as long as possible. But we need your help to keep our books safe from water damage, pets and other disasters. Read more here.


Gilbert Library - A BBPL Branch

We are located at 207 Main Street (1 block north of City Hall, or two buildings down from The Open Flame). Our Gilbert location is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 12.

Note: We now have a book drop at our Gilbert location! Or you may call 515-232-0087 to renew your books.

For more information send us e-mail at or call at 515-733-2685.

The 2014 Bertha Bartlett Public Library Staff:

Seated front (l to r): Director Kolleen Taylor

Seated second row (l to r): Assistant Director Denise Froehlich, Children's Librarian Julia Humprhey

Back row (l to r): Patricia Sawyer, Shelly Gruwell, Angie Stover, Christie Struecker, Kim Fink, Diane Tjaden

Not pictured Cynthia Van Gerpen-Henn, Jessica Heimbaugh and Katrina Mader  (Gilbert Library Aides)

The staff of the Bertha Bartlett and Gilbert Libraries in 2014.