Troy Community Library

Street Address:
Bohman Building
402 S Main St 
Troy, ID 83871 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 477
Troy, ID 83871

Branch Manager: Margie Fitzmorris

Telephone:208-835-4311

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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- Closed
Wednesday
- 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
- Closed
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Troy Community Library

Upcoming Events

Storytime

Storytimes occur every Thursday morning at 10:30 except during holiday weeks. 

Library History

The Troy Community Library was opened in the summer of 1977 and was originally located in an office building on Main Street near the fire station. A lot was donated by Key Bank of Idaho and a new library building was constructed with generous donations from Chet and Violet Whittaker and fund-raising efforts by the Friends of the Troy Library. Named the Bohman Building in honor of Violet's pioneer family, the new library was dedicated September 1994. The library, with its red brick exterior and arched windows facing onto Main Street, is an inviting and welcoming place to visit.

Local Resources

Troy City Hall
519 S Main St
Troy, ID 83871
208-835-2741

City of Troy Website

Troy School District #287

 

 

Juliaetta Community Library

Contact

Street Address:
205 Main St
Juliaetta, ID 83535 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 471
Juliaetta, ID 83535

Branch Manager: Erin Davis

Telephone:208-276-7071

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Hours - effective 10/16/2017

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- Closed
Wednesday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday
- 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Juliaetta Community Library

Storytime

Storytime is at 10:30 am on Friday mornings except during holiday weeks and summer months. Click here for the Juliaetta Community Library's events calendar for more details.

 

Library History

The Juliaetta Community Library serves the library needs of the residents of Kendrick, Juliaetta, and the surrounding area. The Rebekahs donated space in their building for the library, which opened in the spring of 1977. Later the Rebekahs sold their lodge to the City of Juliaetta and the Latah County Library District continues to operate  the library.

 

Local Resources

Juliaetta

 

Kendrick

Juliaetta City Hall
PO Box 229
Juliaetta, ID 83535
208-276-7791
City of Juliaetta Website

 

Kendrick City Hall
808 Railroad St 
Kendrick, ID 83537 
208-289-5157

Bovill Community Library

Contact

Street Address: 
310 1st Ave, Bovill, ID 83806 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 210, Bovill, ID 83806

Branch Manager: Brittany Griffin

Telephone: 208-826-3451
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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
- Closed
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Bovill Community Library

Storytime

Storytime begins at 10:30 am  & 12:30 pm on Thursdays except during holiday weeks.

 

Library History

The Bovill branch was opened in 1990 and was housed in Bovill's City Hall for nine years. The opportunity to expand library space arose in 1997 when the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Church was put on the market. The Bovill Library Historic Building Preservation Committee formed and began an aggressive fund raising campaign. The building was purchased with the assistance of grants from the Idaho Heritage Trust, support from community members and former parishioners, and major sponsorship from the descendants of Mabel and De Witt White. The facility opened for business in July 1999, after hundreds of hours of volunteer labor in renovations and upgrades. 

Local Resources

Bovill City Hall
100 Railroad Ave
Bovill, ID 83806
208-826-3603

Bovill Idaho Website (sponsored by First Step Internet)

Whitepine Joint School District

Potlatch Public Library

Street Address:
1010 Onaway Rd
Potlatch, ID 83855 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 335 
Potlatch, ID 83855

Branch Manager: Donna Quiring

Telephone:208-875-1036

 

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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
- 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday
- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Potlatch Community Library

Upcoming Events

Storytime

During the school year, storytimes for ages 2-6 years with caregiver occur every Friday morning at 10:30 except during holiday weeks.

Library Information

The Potlatch library began in 1908 as a public reading room in the basement of the Union Church, primarily serving as a place where the company town's many bachelors could spend their leisure time. In 1914, it became the Potlatch Free Public Library. Championed by local townswomen and a Potlatch Company director Frederic S. Bell, the library thrived from monthly stipends contributed by Potlatch Company officials. In 1930, the company also provided a building, and the library moved into the frame structure that had served as the community's first hospital.

With the exception of a few difficult years during the Depression, the Potlatch Lumber Company gave a monthly donation, allowed rent-free use of the building, and paid the librarian's salary. It donated the building to the community when it sold the town in the 1950s.

Bell served as a library benefactor until his death, regularly contributing money and books. When Frederic Bell died, his son Laird took a similar interest, personally matching every dollar raised locally for the library.

In 1971, a new building was built at 635 Pine Street from donations by local patrons and businesses. The building was constructed by Bill Hanks and volunteers.

By 1993, the small community library was feeling the effects of its high circulation volume. Potlatch Friends of the Library turned to the Scenic Six Community Development Council for support in raising funds for a new building.

By August of 1998, enough funds had been secured to win a matching federal grant and construction of a new facility was completed in January 2000. The building houses not only a library but also a community meeting room and entrance gallery. The Potlatch Public Library continues to have the highest circulation figures for the entire system excluding Moscow.

(Early history excerpts from "Company Town" by Keith C. Petersen)

Resources

Potlatch City Hall
195 6th St
Potlatch, ID 83855
208-875-0708

City of Potlatch Website

Potlatch School District #285

 

Genesee Community Library

Contact

Street Address:
140 E Walnut St
Genesee, ID 83832 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 278
Genesee, ID 83832

Branch Manager: Connie Sobczyk

Telephone:208-285-1398

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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- Closed
Wednesday
- 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
- Closed
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Genesee Community Library

Storytime

Storytime begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings except during holiday weeks.

Magazines Available at the Genesee Library

American Patchwork and Quilting Better Homes And Gardens Consumer Reports
Cooking Light Faces Family Fun
Good Housekeeping Health Muse
Ranger Rick Seventeen Smithsonian
Traditional Home   Zootles

Library Information

The Genesee community library was started in 1969 soon after the formation of the Moscow-Latah County Library System. The library moved to the American Legion building in 1976; the space receives the ministrations of community volunteers who constantly renovate it and adapt it to the changing library needs of library patrons in Genesee and the southern part of the county. The building is now owned by the City of Genesee, assuring the library there of a comfortable, inviting home for some time to come.

Resources

Genesee City Hall
140 E Walnut St
Genesee, ID 83832
208-285-1621

City of Genesee Website

Genesee School District

Moscow Public Library

Contact

Street Address:
110 S Jefferson St
Moscow, ID 83843 (map it)

Mailing Address:
110 S Jefferson St
Moscow, ID 83843

Library District Director: Chris Sokol

Telephone: 208-882-3925

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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
- 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday
- 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
- 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming events at Moscow Public Library

Storytime and Lapsit

Lapsit programs are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM except during holiday weeks.

Storytime programs begin at 10:30 AM on Thursdays except during holiday weeks.

Library Information

The Moscow Free Library and Reading Room opened in March of 1901 in one room on the second floor of the Brown Building in downtown Moscow with a fifteen dollar stove, half a ton of coal, a fifteen cent shovel, a table, twelve chairs, $8.00 per month for rent and 115 donated books. The library was open two afternoons and two evenings a week and was operated by the Pleiades Club and the Moscow Historical Club.

In 1903, members of the two clubs formed a sub-committee to work with the Andrew Carnegie Library Endowment to secure funding for a library building. The Endowment granted the group $10,000, and in 1904, Moscow residents approved a special tax to raise money for the building's operation. A lot was purchased on the corner of Second and Jefferson Streets, and the mission style structure, unique for northern Idaho, was completed in 1906 for just under $10,000, making it one of the last Carnegie libraries funded.

In 1931 the first major building improvement was made at a cost of nearly $2500. An addition doubled the stack and office space available. During 1938 the front steps were rebuilt, replacing the curved stairs which had been a feature of the original architecture. In 1964 the basement was remodeled into a children's library at a cost of $20,000.

Construction started in August 1982 to remodel and add to the original Carnegie building. In April 1983 the building was opened to the public, with the Carol Ryrie Brink Reading Room in the historic Carnegie building designated a special place for the children of the community. This addition more than doubled the space while maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Moscow branch serves as headquarters of the Latah County Library District and houses roughly 60% of the District's 100,000 volumes, both adult and juvenile. The District's administrative, adult services, youth services, branch services and technical services, departments operate out of the this branch.

Resources

Moscow City Hall
206 E 3rd St
Moscow, ID 83843
208-883-7000

City of Moscow Website

Moscow School District #281

Deary Community Library

Contact

Street Address:
304 2nd Ave, Deary, ID 83823 (map it)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 213, Deary, ID 83823

Branch Manager: Maxine Cole 

Telephone: 208-877-1664
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Hours

Sunday
- Closed
Monday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
- 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
- Closed
Saturday
- Closed

Upcoming events at Deary Community Library

Storytime

Storytime begins at 10:00 am on Thursday mornings except during holiday weeks.
There are no storytimes from mid-May through mid-September.

Library History

The Deary library opened in 1981 in a tiny building on the east side of Deary. After moving the collection to a temporary location when its original site was needed for other uses, the members of the Deary community volunteered their time and talents to build the current home of the library on a parcel of land donated for that purpose. The Deary library has been in its new quarters since 1988. 

Local Resources

Deary City Hall
401 Line St
Deary, ID 83823
208-877-1582

Deary Idaho Website (sponsored by the S.H.A.R.E.D. Council)

Whitepine Joint School District