Thornton Public Library

We welcome you to visit the Thornton Public Library at 412 Main Street. The library is open Monday thru Friday from 2 to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 am. Sibyl Jorgensen is the library director.

The Thornton Public Library has an active, helpful board of trustees. Pam Muhlenbruch is the board president. Julie Bell is serving as secretary. The other board members are Pam Meyer, Jane McLaughlin and Barb Hopkey.

We have an adult fitness center in the south half of our basement. It is FREE to the public for use during library hours, or a key may be borrowed from city hall and returned after you finish at the fitness center. We have state of the art equipment including: an elliptical machine, 2 treadmills and a recumbent bike, and some weights.

We host an After School Program in the north end of our basement. The program is Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:40 to 5:30 pm. The program is for kids in grades kindergarten thru fifth. Deb Helm is in charge of this children’s program. The program runs from September thru May. We currently have 8 to 12 kids a day attending. We serve snacks, do homework, crafts, play games and, of course, read books!

During the summer vacation break, we have our Summer Reading Program for the kids. Carrie Andersen (a teacher at Hampton schools) is in charge of this program for the library. The program runs for 4 or 5 weeks, meeting twice a week.

The library’s mailing address is PO Box 208, Thornton, Iowa 50479.

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Phone: 641-998-2261