25 May

Adult Summer Library Program

Are You Ready to Be a Reading Rock Star?
From June 1 through July 31, adults will have the opportunity to participate in DCL’s Summer Library Program!
Why should you participate?
If you have a child that participates in

24 May

Summer Hours

Summer hours run from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
During the summer the library will be open Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Saturday

25 April

Saturday Storytime – Play With Your Food

Once a month, come to Saturday Storytime for stories and a craft for ages 3-7. This month, join Sara Brown of Healthy Readers/Americorps for stories about fun food and gardens. Afterwards, make veggie stamp designs!
Saturday, April 28 at 10:30

09 April

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge. The class will be held on Friday, May 4th in the Community Room.

06 April

Freegal App Updates

Freegal is announcing the launch of the all-new Freegal Music Service on April 4, 2018.  This launch is the by-product of 18 months of work which has also included the feedback of library patrons across the country.

29 March

Puppet Pals in April

Kids in Kindergarten—3rd grade are invited to come for an afternoon of puppeteering!
Learn to use and make puppets, and create unique puppet voices and personalities.
Wednesdays after school, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 3:30 – 4:45 pm in

06 March

Special Bookin’ It at the Drake on March 8

The March ‘Bookin’ It meeting is going to be a special event! The library is partnering with Grinnell College Education Professor Stephanie Jones and her Youth Culture class to read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Hate

22 February

The 1882 Grinnell Tornado

Join the Friends of Drake Community Library as local historian Byron Hueftle-Worley presents his research on the devastating 1882 Grinnell Tornado. See historical images and artifacts courtesy of the Grinnell Historical Museum, and enjoy time for questions and conversation.
Tuesday,

09 February

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Join the after-school bunch on Wednesdays in February, starting at 3:30, for snacks, crafts, games and the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the books by Jeff Kinney.
For kids in 3rd – 6th grades.
February 14th, 21st

18 January

Karla’s Book Krewe – February 2018

Last Meeting March 6th! This is a makeup day for a snow cancellation earlier in February.
Kids in 4th – 6th grades are invited to join Karla’s Book Krewe in February as they read Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu. Free copies