Area Resources
Public Libraries
Ashton Public LibraryContact:    
3029 3rd St.
Ashton, IA 51232
Phone: 712-724-6426
Fax: 712-724-6426

Melvin Public LibraryContact:  
232 Main St.
Melvin, IA 51350
Phone: 712-736-2107

Melvin Public Library is a Public library. This library is affiliated with the library system that serves Melvin, IA. The collection of the library contains 8527 volumes. The library circulates 8522 items per year. The library serves a population of 985 residents.

Ocheyedan Public LibraryContact:    
874 Main St.
Ocheyedan, IA 51354
Phone: 712-758-3352
Fax: 712-758-3352

The Ocheyedan Public library was started in 1912. The present day library building was built in 1970. The library originally had 600 books, today it has more than 15, 890 books.

Sibley Public LibraryContact:    
Connie Mataloni - Director
406 9th Street
Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: 712-754-2888
Fax: 712-754-2590

The Sibley Public Library holds approximately 19,000 books, periodicals, videos, audio cassettes, and paperbacks. Other items available include microfilm, large print books, and several internet capable computers.

The library was began in 1874 when a library association was formed. The books were kept in the County Recorder's Office. Plans for a library began in 1895. The current library building was built in 1917 with a $10,000 Carnegie grant. In 1985 the library went under major renovation and remodeling.

Throughout the year the Sibley Public Library offers several programs for children. These include: a story hour for preschool age children and the annual summer reading program.