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Took my grandchildren, ages 1 1/2 and 13 years

Had a good sized children's section with comfortable seating and tables for coloring and well as... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Old school library

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

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Bryan H
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Parking definitely an issue. Inside is basic library. Used book sale area is great place for a deal & staff very friendly & helpful. Regular staff are good for helping get you in the right direction. Checkout normally fairly fast.Seems to work well. Talk of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Had a good sized children's section with comfortable seating and tables for coloring and well as some hands on areas. Several mothers of preschoolers were there enjoying a day with the kids. Plenty af room for all. The 13 year old fould the area for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 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
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 23 October 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
Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 2 October 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 26 July 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 7 July 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 11 May 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 16 December 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
Thank Siusan B
Reviewed 7 December 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
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22 November 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.