Ben’s Bubble Show

Join us for a terrific, magical performance with bubble wizard Ben Jimenez. Ben creates beautiful, funny, and mind-boggling bubble sculptures and demonstrates the science of bubbles with tricks and illusions. Following the show kids can participate in hands-on bubble activities.

Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

For all ages.

This Week’s Activities for Children and Teens

summer schedule July 18 - July 22




Street Construction underway

Don’t let the street construction deter you from coming to the Library!
Library parking is accessible from the 4th Avenue entrance (just west of the A & M Cafe)
ParkSt_Construction_2016_07Street Construction on Park Street between 4th & 5th Avenues began June 27th, expected completion 6-8 weeks.

Code4Kids starts Monday, June 13

Who: Kids entering 3rd-6th grades

What: Learn “Scratch,” an online computer coding program for kids. Create cute pages and simple games.

When: Mondays, June 13-July 25, 1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Drake Community Library children’s area

What do you need?  If you have your own laptop computer bring that, if not SIGN UP to use one of the library computers. Space is limited, so sign up now for an individual date or series of dates. 236-2661


Grinnell History Book

Available June 6th @the library

Book cover

Copies of the newly revised “Grinnell: Our Prairie Town” will be available at the library for $12 while supplies last. This is the book used by all area 3rd graders during their local history session.

All proceeds of the sale go to support the Grinnell Historical Museum.

Summer Hours Now in Effect

We are in summer hours Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Weekdays except Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 – 8:00
  • Saturday: 10:00-5:00
  • Sunday: Closed

Free summer classes for Adults


Once again DCL will host the summer ACES programs offered by Grinnell College to area residents free of charge. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 10-11:30am in the Community Room. This years series will include (2 weeks on each topic): The Psychology of Humor; Word and Image; Archeoastronomy; Climate Change and the Paris Accord. See full details and register at