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Come visit the Twin Falls Public Library
The Library provides access to information, materials, and services that enhances quality of life, builds community, and encourages a love of reading and lifelong learning.

Library Hours

  • Monday from 9AM to 9PM
  • Tuesday from 9AM to 9PM
  • Wednesday from 9AM to 9PM
  • Thursday from 9AM to 9PM
  • Friday from 9AM to 6PM
  • Saturday from 9AM to 6PM

The library is closed Sundays.

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TFPL Mission Statement

The Mission of the Twin Falls Public Library is to provide for the Community of Twin Falls access to information, materials, and services that enhances quality of life, builds community, and encourages a love of reading and lifelong learning.

Primary Roles of The Twin Falls Public Library

Popular materials for children and adults: The Library shall feature current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for people of all ages.Lifelong learning center: The Library shall actively provide timely, accurate, and useful information in a variety of formats to support personal growth and self-education for people of all ages.

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Employment at TFPL

Applications may be filled out and returned to the Circulation Desk. They are kept on file for six months.

Volunteering at TFPL

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Twin Falls Public Library. Volunteers’ time and talents help the Library maintain the quality of materials and services provided to the local community. To learn more about current Volunteer opportunities please complete the Volunteer application form and return it to the Library; applications are kept on file for six months.

Benefits as a Library volunteer:

  • Working in an interesting environment. 
  • Handling a fascinating variety of Library materials
  • Knowledge that you are contributing to your community. 

Volunteer Tasks Include:

  • Preparing new materials
  • Mending materials
  • Withdrawing out-of-date and/or damaged materials
  • Special projects


Please note, in order for an application to be considered, potential volunteers:
  1. Must be over 14 years of age (15+)
  2. Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours and/or 1-2 months (at least 2-3 hours per week), unless already cleared with Volunteer coordinator
  3. Must be able to work independently

Potential volunteers will be interviewed and evaluated before any decisions are made.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Kathleen Lambert, at 733-2964 ext. 601 or

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin Cluff

  • Chris Vaage

    Vice Chairman
  • Margaret Peck

    Foundation Liaison
  • Kyle Tarbet

  • Suzanne Hawkins

    City Council Liaison
  • John Van Engelen


Board Minutes

Idaho and Pacific Northwest History Room

The Idaho and Pacific Northwest History Room (the Idaho Room) is located on the main floor of the Library. This special room contains rare books, manuscripts, pamphlets, scrapbooks, oral histories, and other materials that relate to the history of Twin Falls, the Magic Valley, Idaho, and the Pacific Northwest regions. The Clarence E. Bisbee Photograph Collection contains historical photographs of the early development of the Magic Valley. To gain access to this room, you must sign in at the Reference Desk and leave your Library card or photo ID. Large bags, purses, and briefcases are not allowed in the Room, nor are food and drink. Items from the Idaho Room cannot be checked out, but copies can be made, at $0.15 per page.

Flights of Learning Statue

"Flights of Learning" Statue

In 2009, Twin Falls Public Library celebrated its 100th birthday. As a thank-you from the community, Art Hoag spearheaded the funding for a reading statue. The statue, "Flights of Learning," was sculpted by Bryce Pettit and is one of twelve in the entire nation. The statue was dedicated on December 15, 2009. To see more pictures of the dedication, click here.

The inscription for the statue reads as follows:

"Flights of Learning"

"Flights of Learning" symbolizes the purpose and mission of a library. A child's life epitomizes learning and children are the reason that we as parents and members of the community shoulder the responsibility to better the world. The opening book is the gateway to learning and the birds are knowledge that once released soar to heights that enrich and enlighten lives. The birds also represent the freedom and opportunity gained through learning. Each bird depicted in the sculpture represents a different area of learning. The owl is symbolic of the sciences and mathematics; the falcon, history; the jay, literature; the meadowlark, music; the hummingbird, fantasy; and the tern, the arts.

Happy 100th birthday to the Twin Falls Public Library

The people of this community and the following major donors present "FLIGHTS OF LEARNING" to the Twin Falls Public Library

The Seagraves Family Foundation:

Mary Alice Nolan

Bonnie Brown
Date: October 2009

Artist: Bryce Pettit
The bronze statue project was the vision of Library and Foundation friend, Art Hoag.

Twin Falls Public Library History

The Twin Falls Public Library is located near the heart of downtown Twin Falls at 201 4th Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301.The Library began in 1909 when a small group of citizens decided the area needed a place for books. The temporary library moved from building to building (including the Courthouse), and in 1912, the city of Twin Falls agreed to support the Library. From 1913 to 1917, attempts were made to move the Library to a more permanent home; it was hoped that a grant from the Carnegie Foundation would help make this possible. Unfortunately, a disagreement between the Library board, civic leaders, and the Carnegie Foundation committee led to the Foundation from withdrawing the funds. The Library was then moved to the Elks Building and spent 10 years there. In 1938, a Public Works Administration grant was applied for and received, and the Library moved into its current building in November 1939. In 1975, a second addition was added, and a third addition was added in 1991.In 1909, the Library owned 150 books; the Library now owns close to 200,000 items.