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Boise Public Library

715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7123
+1 208-384-4076
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Great childrens story hour on Saturday, helpful staff

Near the center of town, the Library is a welcoming center with adequate parking, nice online... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rowerbabe
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Seattle, Washington
Amazing for kids

The downtown Boise library is amazing for kids! Such great resources, tons of stuff for littles to... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Amanda Q
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San Diego, California
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715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 28 November 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

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Reviewed 15 October 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.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were at the zoo and walked over here to check out the Comic Con and Library. Nice event and nice library. Parking was tight though.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I've used the Boise Public Library resources for years and it's a value that can't be beat. There's all kinds of ways to receive your media or book from hard copy, to on CD, to downloads. I love that you can reserve books and have...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

To beat the heat we went walking on the green belt when we seen the library decided to go into in. Wow just wow, what a great place to take the kids, all the kids were able to get a little seat and were reading...More

Thank Catherine B
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Fran S
22 November 2017|
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Response from lauriebuchanan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the library has an online calendar of events. Just click on the tab on their website to see what's coming up.
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