Peck Community Library
Tue. 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thu. 10:00am - 5:30pm
217 N. Main Street
PO Box 112
Peck, ID 83545
The Peck branch is located in a historic building in this small, quiet community at the mouth of Big Canyon along the Clearwater River.
During the school year our Library serves the Peck Elementary School in daily programs from research for class projects, learning games and arts /crafts, to promoting reading fluency through buddy reading and story times.
Tuesdays from 12:30-1 PM
School program for 3rd through 6th grade-in collaboration with the Peck Elementary School. Story times will include research, science, literature, art and games supporting the school units or calendar events.
Thursdays from 12:30-1 PM
School program for K through 2nd grade-in collaboration with the Peck Elementary School. Story times will include literacy, science, art and games supporting the school units or calendar events. Preschooler are invited to this story time also-must be accompanied by care provider.
Upcoming at our library...
WWI posters now on display! In honor of America's entry into "The War to End All Wars" in 1917, World War I: Lessons and Legacies will explore the war and its lasting impact and far-reaching influence on American life. Sparked by the assassination of one man, the war eventually included the forces of the world's major industrial powers (over 18 countries) and ended with millions dead. Beyond the countries involved and people affected, World War I gave rise to significant and enduring changes in America. Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to fight disease and treat disability. The roles that women and minorities filled in the war led to the right to vote for women and a raised consciousness of civil rights issues throughout society. From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionization movement to women's suffrage, World War I led to pivotal changes in America's culture, technology, economy, and role in the world. It redefined how we saw ourselves as Americans and its legacy continues today.
Peck Community Library will be observing the upcoming 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment and the women’s suffrage movement.
We are featuring books, pictures, posters, and our building’s connection to that movement. The library is housed in a 1910 historical building that was a Chapter House for the American Woman’s League. Chapter houses were built as cultural and educational centers for women and their families, and were all similar in style and furnishings. The American Woman’s League was created to help advance , protect, and uplift American womanhood. The major issues the League addressed at the time included woman suffrage, improved working conditions for women and children, safety and sanitation, and many other needs.
The Peck Library’s building was built as one of the earlier Chapter Houses in the nation, only 39 were built, and Peck’s is the last one in Idaho still standing. We celebrate that our building, now the Peck Community Library, still continues to serve the community in educating, enriching, and informing. Future programs celebrating our connection will be announced at a later date.