New Hartford's Martin Memorial Library


Watch here for additions, as we keep thinking of more fun things to do together.

We're planning a very BIRD- and PRAIRIE-LOVING summer. Look at our display of new and old books for all ages that focus on birds and bird habitat.


Crafts Connection 

Register at least one week in advance in the library or via phone or email:  (319) 983-2533

  • June 23, 5:00-7:00 PM ---Art Journaling, journal using art techniques. Instructor: Carol Hedber


NEW:  Book Club sign-up on the table inside, or call us. 

Suggested first book: Where The Crawdads Sing, followed by a journey to view the mid-July release of the film version.

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June 29, 6:00-7:00 PM  Former Executive Director of Blackhawk County Conservation Board, Vern Fish, presents his findings from participating in a bird study which requires paddling by canoe to remote Ontario, Canada's, Wabadongang Noopming Forest. We can follow his 25 day trip via a satellite phone feed with videos and photos, and hear the story from him as soon as he returns to Iowa. We'll learn about the boreal nesting sites of our beloved birds that seasonally pass through Iowa. As president of Friends of the Wabakimi, a group that advocates for the protection of their habitat, Vern will work with Ontario Nature to gather information about bird populations, which are indicators of habitat health. 

July 14, 6:00-7:00 PM  Photographer/Blogger Kenneth Heiar will share his presentation showcasing the beauty of nature.



(under age 8 must be accompanied by someone over 14)

Summer Reading Program:

Read Beyond the Beaten Path--

find wildlife, birds, and prairies


June 21-25 WEEK #3 Bring in reading log footprint after June 23 and got a take-n-make craft.

June 28-30 WEEK #4 Bring in your reading log footprint after June 30 and get a prize.

July 16 Breakfast at the library on Saturday for all who participated for all 4 weeks, 9:30AM to 10:00AM.

Summer Thursdays at the Library, 2022

Birds and Prairies

Each Thursday in the summer Kids Book Club and Pre-teen Advisory Board present a library book read aloud, presentation, snack, and maker activity from 1:00 to 3:00.

*Children who attend at least 3 summer activities receive a t-shirt.

June 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM  Learn how to use binoculars and identify birds!

June 30, 1:00 - 3:00 PM   Each child will build a bird feeder to take home and fill it with a seed mix we concoct. 

July 7, 1:00 - 3:00 PM  We'll be busy with paper arts, including birdy birthday cards and  papermaking with prairie seeds in it that can be planted at home.

July 14, 1:00 - 3:00 PM  Puppeteer Charlene Heiar will teach us about Iowa birds using stories and puppets.

July 21, 1:00-3:00 PM  The Butler County NRSC will help us learn about soil health with interactive fun science and art. 

July 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM  SOAR will teach us about Iowa raptors with a visit from a hawk and an owl. 



Our Hours

Sunday:  Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday:  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday:  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (coffee at 10:00)

Friday:  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM