General N.B. Baker Library

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Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library - Sutherland, Iowa

  • Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
    Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
  • Photo taken by Iowa author Darcy Maulsby.
    Photo taken by Iowa author Darcy Maulsby.
  • Repainted and redecorated circulation area.
    Repainted and redecorated circulation area.
  • Main Reading Room - Adult, Large Print, Literature, Young Adult and DVD collections.
    Main Reading Room - Adult, Large Print, Literature, Young Adult and DVD collections.
  • Research Area - The nonfiction collection including Iowa and area history & genealogy, Couriers since 1874, yearbooks and our computers.
    Research Area - The nonfiction collection including Iowa and area history & genealogy, Couriers since 1874, yearbooks and our computers.
  • Elgar & Edna Erichsen Memorial Youth Area.
    Elgar & Edna Erichsen Memorial Youth Area.
  • Charter Meeting of the Friends of General Baker.
    Charter Meeting of the Friends of General Baker.
  • General Baker's Birthday BBQ
    General Baker's Birthday BBQ
  • Friends book sale.  Stop by, many titles to choose from.
    Friends book sale. Stop by, many titles to choose from.
  • A group enjoys our FREE meeting rooms.  We even arranged the speaker for them.
    A group enjoys our FREE meeting rooms. We even arranged the speaker for them.
  • Northwest Iowa Community College does adult education courses at the library.
    Northwest Iowa Community College does adult education courses at the library.
Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.

Community Calendar

November Calendar (PDF)

December Calendar (PDF) - TENTATIVE


If your group or organization has an event they would like listed on the community calendar, please contact the library at (712) 446-3839 or email us at [email protected]

Special  Events

11 November 2017 - LIBRARY CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY


15 November 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm - Dan is throwing a thank you reception to celebrate one year as the director of the library.  Stop and go as you please.


15 November 2017 @ 7:00pm - Friend's of General Baker Board Meeting.


16 November 2017 @ 4:30pm - LIBRARY CLOSED EARLY FOR RURITAN PANCAKE DINNER.


23 November 2017 - LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING.


1 December 2017 & 2 December 2017 - Christmas Decorating - Any help appreciated.


16 December 2017 - Hometown Christmas - More details available soon.

Regular Events

Every Thursday - Join us each week for Tea @ Three a social hour filled with coffee or tea and great conversation.

1st Wednesday - Adult Coloring - Feeling creative?  Join us every 1st Wednesday at 2:00pm for adult coloring.

1st Wednesday - Local History Group - The Sutherland area has a fascinating history.  The first Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm we get together to discuss some aspect of Sutherland history.

1st Thursday - Genealogy Group - Whether you're just getting started or have years of research under your belt come to the Library at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of each month for our genealogy group. They share stories, tips and help one another with questions.

2nd Tuesday - True Crime Group - Fancy yourself an armchair detective?  This group gets together at 5:00pm to discuss a true AND UNSOLVED Iowa crime.  We pick apart the case, look for obvious questions and put our collective brain towards figuring out whodunit.  

2nd Thursday - The General N.B. Baker Distinguished Speaker Series - Once a month we get together for a presentation about Iowa history or culture.  So far we've been joined by authors, archaeologists, historians, professors, curators and all sorts of fascinating folks.  The presentations start at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month (No presentation in November or December).

3rd Tuesday - Coffee, Canvas & Conversation - Feel like letting your creative juices flow?  This is an adult open painting hour for those interested in acrylic paints.  

Last Thursday - Library Board - The General N.B. Baker Library Board meeting on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  The meetings are open to the public.


NEW HOURS

Monday -       Closed
Tuesday -       2pm-7pm
Wednesday -  2pm-7pm
Thursday -     2pm-7pm
Friday -          2pm-4pm
Saturday -     10am-2pm
Sunday -       Closed

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Contact Information

Dan Wetherell, Director
General N.B. Baker Library
315 Ash Street
P.O. Box 370
Sutherland, Iowa 51058

Phone: (712) 446-3839
Email: [email protected]

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