04 October

Spanish Storytime!

¿Quieres pasar un rato divertido?
¡Ven a disfrutar de un cuenta cuentos en español!
Spanish is for everyone! Join us this Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 am in the Story Room for stories, songs, snacks and a craft in

28 September

Composting 101 and Growing Roses

Learn how to manage a home composting system and troubleshoot potential problems with Ajay Nair, ISU Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Production Specialist. Then, Aaron Steil, Assistant Director of Reiman Gardens in Ames will help you learn how to grow

28 September

Annual Friends of DCL Book Sale

It’s time again to grab some bargains and stock your bookshelves with great reads for fall and winter! All proceeds go to Friends of Drake Community Library. During the book sale, hardback books are $1.00, paperbacks are $.50, and children’s

16 August

Strategies and Tips for Extraordinary Parenting

Ready to be an extraordinary parent? Instructor Amy Harper, Grinnell-Newburg K-12 Success Specialist, will help you understand your family’s relationships, communication styles, and more. This seven-week series is designed for parents of children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The course

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

Back to School Year Hours

From Labor Day to Memorial Day the library will be open:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and Sundays 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
 

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

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