Located at 307 Woodland Avenue Riceville, IA 50466, the Riceville Library is rated tops in it's category by BCR. ( According to the BCR website http://test.bcr.org/publications/afl/2006/february/membernews.html IThe library has had top rating a number of years and wanting to know more about BCR I checked the site. This is what the site says about the BCR.
"The Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) is a nonprofit, multistate library cooperative that has served the library community since its founding in 1935, providing cost-effective library and information services. Today BCR serves more than 1,086 voting-member libraries in 42 states, Canada and Guam. Agreements with the state library agencies in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming allow any library located in those states to use BCR services as a member institution. "
In addition to the 11,260 books; 489 audio materials; 791 video materials; 163 serial subscriptions) , the library has a small auditorium where public functions are held. This auditorium houses a priceless collection of restored Opera Curtains used in the Brown Opera House in Riceville, in the early part of the 1900s.
Riceville can be very proud of this library which serves the town and surrounding community.