Local authors new book “celebrates the good times” of Grinnell




Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9:30 am~12:00 pm
Library Lobby

with authors
Lynn Cavanagh and Mary Schuchmann




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Summer Program Schedule – Week of June 29 – July 3

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Free Vision Screening

The Lions Clubs of Iowa will be at the library Tuesday, June 23 and July 28 at 11am to provide screenings. Iowa KidSight is open to any child 6 months of age through kindergarten. An Iowa KidSight screening satisfies the vision screening requirement for children entering kindergarten in Iowa. Parents must complete a consent form prior to a screening being conducted. Forms are available at the circulation desk and will be available at the screening. More information can be found at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/KidSight/

Every Hero Has a Story - 2015 Summer Library Program

This summer, put on your cape for Every Hero Has a Story!



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Summer vacation is almost here! Kids and teens will be grabbing their capes and heading to the library for great reads, exciting events, and cool prizes. The Blank Park Zoo will be here, as well as juggler Jason Kollum and entertainer Dino O’Dell. Complete your summer reading log and earn a ticket to the end-of-summer Pool Party. We are committing our library powers to bringing kids an entertaining summer!

Join us for our Kick-Off Event on Friday, June 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, featuring hot dogs and pop served and sponsored by the Elks. Pick up a summer calendar and make plans to join us!

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.


New Library Catalog available now!

EnterpriseThe library is getting a new online catalog.  Known as Enterprise in the library world, this new catalog will provide more advanced search capabilities and easier downloading/managing of eTitles. You can learn about the various features on our About the New Catalog page.

You can start using the new catalog by clicking here or on the logo above.  Catalog stations within the library and links on our main webpage will be changed over starting Monday,  January 26th. You will still be able to search using the old catalog for a while, but it will not be kept up to day with current eTitles.



Converging Landscapes: a capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie

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The Library Board of Trustees has launched a capital campaign to raise $90,000  to implement a landscaping design plan for the library grounds — a plan that will incorporate the best of our established prairie plantings with professionally landscaped beds and low impact features to produce a sustainable and inviting environment for all.

Click here to learn more about the project and how you can help support Converging Landscapes!

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.