Extended Library Hours begin September 8th

The Library will be open on the following schedule after Labor Day:

Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am–8:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm

BookclockSaturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Sunday 1:30 pm–4:00 pm




Weekly Storytimes @DCL


Our regular storytime schedule will start in September.

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month is our preschool storytime for ages 3-6.

The 2nd & 4th Tuesday is Mother Goose Storytime for babies and toddlers.

All storytimes go from 10:30 to 11:00am with snack time after stories. 

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Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership Program is accepting applications now

Learn more about Grinnell’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading and how you may become involved as an AmeriCorps team member!

Booksale Dates Announced


The dates for the annual Friends of DCL booksale have been set for October 9th and 10th in the Community Room of the library.

The sale will open on Friday evening from 5-8pm, with a $3 entrance fee for that night. Entrance on Saturday is free and runs from 8am to 2pm.

Costs are $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks and children’s books. Some more collectible  items may be tagged with higher prices.

Tumblebook of the Day – Keep Reading!

tumblebook of the day

Click here or go to daily.tumblebooks.com to see today’s picture book read to you.

Did you know you can read picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels online with Tumblebooks? Tumblebooks, TumbleBook Cloud Jr. and TumbleBookCloud are online reading programs for readers from preschool to teen. Read books yourself or have them read to you as you follow the text.

You can also view science and nature videos from National Geographic. Many books have associated games and puzzles for review, making TumbleBooks a great tool for preschool and young elementary school children. Access Tumblebooks and TumbleBookCloud Jr. (for young readers) and TumbleBookCloud (for middle grade and high school readers) from our Books and Reading link on the Kids or Teens tab on our website.


More eBooks than ever

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The library is excited to announce a bigger and better than ever consortium to bring you ebooks and eaudiobooks from Overdrive. Along with the majority of the libraries in Iowa, we are now a part of the BRIDGES consortium to provide services from Overdrive, the top provided of eTitles to libraries in the country. The recent merger joins the power of the two earlier groups, WILBOR which we were a part of, and NEIBORS, the eastern Iowa consortium.  This means more titles for you to choose from and greater buying power for the group. The underlying platform is exactly the same and other than the logo change the interface will be familiar to users. BRIDGES went live on July 15th.

Learn more about this and our other eAudio book provider, OneClickDigital, on our eBook page.

New! Chilton Online Auto Repair

DCL has added Chilton Online Auto Repair for patrons to use from their home computers. Need to see a wiring diagram for your 2008 Chevy Malibu’s electrical system, or see a diagram to help you replace the coolantchilton heater cord? Now you can see all the great diagrams and schematics that Chilton is known for right from your home computer. In addition, Chilton Online also offers repair animations and videos of certain procedures.

April is National Car Care Month, so check out Chilton Online Auto Repair soon! You’ll fine a permanent link in the Online Resources tab, or click here with your library barcode handy to get started today.


Learn a Language with MANGO

Thanks to funding from Friends of DCL, we now provide Mango Languages as an online learning resource. Mango is free of charge to all library card holders and is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

CLICK HERE to start your online learning.

ADDED BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Through a collaboration with Grinnell College you have the opportunity to connect with a native speaking “conversation partner” for many of the languages. To sign up for a language partner, email a request to also@grinnell.edu.