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Iowa's eLibrary for downloading audio and electronic 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

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BRIDGES: Iowa's eLibrary

Bertha Bartlett Public Library is now participating in BRIDGES: Iowa’s eLibrary, offering eBooks and audiobooks available to download for free anytime, anywhere. Library card holders can check out and download digital media by visiting or start by clocking on the BRIDGES logo above. Bertha Bartlett Public Library members have access to more than 16,500 eBooks and 7,500 audiobooks. Bridges takes up where WILBOR left off.  If you were using WILBOR, your information has been transferred and you’ll be very familiar with how things work.

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 the post office, or two buildings down from The Open Flame). Our Gilbert location is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 to 12. Our book drop is located just north of the building. 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 2016 Bertha Bartlett Public Library Staff:

Front: Director Kolleen Taylor (kneeling)

Middle row (l to r): Jessica Heimbaugh (Gilbert), Shelly Gruwell, Patricia Sawyer, Angie Stover, Diane Friedericks (Gilbert), Assistant Director Denise Froehlich

Back row (l to r): Diane Tjaden, Cynthia Van Gerpen-Henn (Gilbert), Children's Director Julia Humphrey, Christie Struecker

Not pictured: Maria Hartt (Gilbert)

2016 staff of Bertha Bartlett and Gilbert libraries.

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Upcoming Events
Preschool Storytime Mar 28, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — BBPL Meeting Room
Bartlett Book Club Mar 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — BBPL Meeting Room
LEGO Robotics Mar 28, 2017 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM — BBPL Meeting Room
Tween Team Mar 29, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM — BBPL Meeting Room
KOOL Early-Out Mar 29, 2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM — BBPL
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