Preschool Fair and Early Childhood Extravaganza!

Come and visit with representatives from Grinnell area preschools and register for the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more about the opportunities for children in our community from organizations all centered around early childhood. Many kids’ programs and businesses will have hand-outs and applications to sign up for activities.
Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Community Room


Not Your Mother’s Parenting Tips


How can you shave minutes off kids’ dinner time and bath time? What do you do when your young son wants to moon everyone in sight?

Pants Optional author Carol Steingreaber offers unconventional tips for your road through life and parenting. Carol offers a hilarious insight into her life in Iowa, USA. Every listener will find a nugget or three to inspire them!

Free and open to the public. No registration required, but babysitting will be available if you call ahead and request it, so we are sure to have enough sitters.

Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room




Sign up for PUppet Pals!

The library puppets are waiting for their pals!

Sign up today for this after school program starting in April:

What: Puppet Pals

When: Four Wednesdays after school: April 5, 12, 19, 26; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where: in the Story Room at the library

For: School age kids

What will we do?  Each week we will play with puppets, learn how to tell stories with puppets, make our own puppets, plan a puppet show, sing and tell jokes, eat snacks, laugh, get goofy, and have fun.

Why? Children learn through play. Playing with puppets encourages creativity and imagination, offers a safe environment for practicing reading, listening, and attention skills, and builds social skills through practicing collaboration and communication.

How do I sign up my child? Call the library at 236-2661. Please register your child for the program by Tuesday, April 4.

Post expires at 12:00pm on Thursday April 27th, 2017

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After school Code Club

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Come learn coding from Grinnell College Computer Science students. This fun and relaxed group will help you explore computer coding, develop your coding skills, and just have fun with your computer. Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 during the school year (except when Grinnell College is not in session). For youth in 3rd grade through High School. There will be snacks too!

Introducing Video Tutorials for Online Resources

We are excited to now offer video tutorials for most of our online resources, as well as many social media services. You should now see a button at the right of your screen that says Tutorials. Click on that to see the list of available tutorials. The carousel image above also will show you available tutorials.

See all tutorials available in the DCL Niche Academy here.

This great product from Niche Academy should help you learn about the many online resources we offer our library users. We’ll be more fully incorporating these resources into our website and catalog in the weeks to come. For now, we encourage you to explore and discover the many things available from the library at your fingertips!