Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public Library
Standing atop the palisades on the bank of the Iowa River in the town of Alden is the unique Alden Public Library. The town has the distinction of being the smallest community in America to receive a Carnegie grant to construct a library, and it is believed to be one of the smallest Carnegie-endowed libraries ever built.
Although small in stature, the library collection boasts over 13,000 volumes, including books, books on CD, large print books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers and DVDs plus access to the Hardin County Newspaper Archive. Click below to visit the library website for more info about hours, the beautiful outdoor patio, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and more.