The library has a few local history items available for in-house use only. These items include:
I Remember Slater 1889-1989
The Town that Moved (regarding how homes and businesses were moved from Sheldahl to create the town of Slater)
Slater History 1890-1968
Slater High School Senior Class Photos 1892-1958
Slater Centennial Quilt book (Centennial quilt available for viewing at Slater City Hall)
Sheldahl History book
Cambridge, Iowa: The First 150 Years
Madrid Centennial book 1883-1983
Pictorial Atlas – Story County, Iowa 1985 and 1967
Local church directories – various years
City of Slater – Municipal Code
We also have microfilm available of the Slater News and Tri-County Times from 1/18/1890 to 12/30/04 which can be viewed in-house using our microfilm machine which has printing capabilities for $.10 per page.
For more information regarding local history contact the Slater Area Historical Association.
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We have several fun items available to patrons to enjoy and use while visiting the library. There is a Do-It-Yourself Storytime area, light table with magna-tiles, train table, puzzles, Lego sets, Contraptions, games, and more. There are also basic school supplies available if needed for homework projects such as pens, pencils, markers, glue, scissors, single and three-hole punch, and a stapler.