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Old school library

This library reminds me of my old hometown library in Dayton, Ohio: Spacious, wide open, 60's... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Bryan H
Portland, Oregon
Book Lover Stop

As a writer/published author I tend to gravitate towards a local library in every town I visit. The... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Tiffany A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7123
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This library reminds me of my old hometown library in Dayton, Ohio: Spacious, wide open, 60's architecture style. Everything is clearly marked inside as far where to find what. The emphasis is still on the books, not the technology. (Which I like.) Down near the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

As a writer/published author I tend to gravitate towards a local library in every town I visit. The Boise library is in the heart of a vibrant downtown that is very walkable and eclectic. Nice library with a large collection of books. Very welcoming staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I could live in a library, because I love books. This is more than just a building with books. The programs they offer for children is absolutely amazing. I started taking a baby every week for the 0- 2 year old class, then moved up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Near the center of town, the Library is a welcoming center with adequate parking, nice online selections, and very helpful staff. It does not have a particularly large collection, but the variety is good. The children's section is quite complete, and young kids feel very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

The downtown Boise library is amazing for kids! Such great resources, tons of stuff for littles to do, and great programs too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amanda Q
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

A place full of resources, books, videos and more. While in Boise, I usually spend my free time at the library. Conveniently located in the downtown Boise, there are enough parking slots but fill up very fast on weekends.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

I couldn't have asked for a better library. They offer all sorts of services, classes, books, functions, gatherings, you name it they have it. I was there one time and an Oompah band was playing in honor of Oktoberfest. I have gone there for knit...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

They always have lots of new books and a great staff. I also like the magazine section run by the used book store. Magazines at $7 and up at the newssatnd are no bueno!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I'm not able to do much consistent volunteering given all the travels I do. But the one thing I try to make sure I do each Spring & Fall is to volunteer at the Friends of the Public Library book sales! The deals are amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I was just at the Boise Public Library today for INDIE AUTHOR DAY. It was extremely interesting to listen to the panel discussions, author readings, and talking with many local authors at their tables.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Fran S
November 21, 2017|
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Yes, the library has an online calendar of events. Just click on the tab on their website to see what's coming up.