Library Director

The Woodward Public Library is looking for community minded persons
to serve on the Library’s Building Committee. The Library is in need of more
space. It needs a large meeting room to hold the numerous programs it has for all
ages. Space for an area for young children to come to play, explore, and be read
to. Space for school age children for programs, activities, and to read. Space for
teens to meet for programs, visit with each other, study, and to read. Space for
adult and family programs. The Library has begun using the Woodward Methodist
Church to host programs because of the attendance numbers are too large to hold at
the library. The Library also needs space for its ever expanding collection and
resources. This committee will meet once a month for about an hour. If this
sounds like something you would like to be a part of, to help in the planning and
making decisions for expanding/building the library, please contact the library.

Your Library Director


Introduction to 2021 Library Events

Words from your Library Director

As the world transitions into 2021, the Woodward Public Library will be celebrating all year, its 75th Anniversary.  Although a library had been set up in the 30’s and located in a clothing store on Main Street, it was officially ‘born’ in January 1946, and 2021 the library will officially be 75.  Even as the country will still be taking precautions, we will celebrate.

In January, I will begin the story of how the library was birth into being and over the years has become the heart of Woodward.  Each month, installments of the library’s history, will be placed on the library’s website and announcements will be placed on Facebooks.  On the website, you will find the continuing library biography, interesting facts, occasional contests, pictures, and watch to see when the Open House will be. Check back each month and check often.  On Facebook will be trivia questions and contests.

Remember, Woodward, celebrate the library’s 75th anniversary, this is your achievement.  Celebrate by coming to the library and come in often.

Director: Myrna Griffith
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Phone: 515-438-2636  Fax: 515-438-2166

118 S. Main, Box 510
Woodward, IA 50276