Mountain Home Public Library

790 North 10th East
208-587-4716

About Us
In 1903, Village Trustees appointed the first Board of Directors and a public reading room was created in Mountain Home. By 1907, the circulating collection was such a smashing success the Library Board approached city fathers to obtain a commitment to an ongoing levy. Following approval, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation provided funds to build a permanent facility and on November 19, 1908 the Mountain Home Carnegie Library, equipped with only with a furnace and the book collection, was dedicated.

In 1973, librarian's left the grand old Carnegie building to setup shop across town at a newly constructed site. (The Carnegie Library became the home of the City's historical museum.) Over the next thirty year period, space again became a premium and voters went to the polls for yet another time. Mountain Home passed a second bond initiative which doubled the size of the existing building and the library reopened on March 17, 2006.
Mountain Home Public Library continues to expand its collection of general interest items and electronic resources, provides public use computers and WiFi access, offers bilingual assistance, has a public use conference room, a commons area with concession area, outdoor patio seating, and is host to a variety of adult and children's events throughout the year.



Reviews

Nicolle Faneuf

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Nice people. Computers, coffee shop and good variety of books

Willow Edwards

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I love to come here on my free time to read a book or play on one of the computers.

ryan saunders

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Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017
We went camping at the sand dunes and my son had homework due. We had to drive in to this library to get some stuff off the computer. Person was a little put out by us. Library was clean and well kept and nice.

YICHEN WANG

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Supportive staff, family-focused events, innovative education programs and clean environment; One of the best public educational places on Earth.

Tim Bondy

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Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
The Mountain Home Public Library is a good place. It's a pretty modern building, kept clean and is used quite often by many library goers. They have most of the current Best Sellers on the shelves and a very good "local section" to read about and research our small part of this world. My only negatives about this library are the low/no availability of Best Sellers in E-Book format and the wireless internet is quite often very slow and unusable at peak times. I've attended some very good informative talks during the Spring of 2013 and look forward to attending more of these.