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

28 December

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Kids in 3rd – 6th grades can head over to the library after school on Wednesdays in January for fun activities based on Rick Riordan’s bestseller Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. We’ll eat snacks, do crafts, play games and

27 October

Teen Movie Night

Harry Potter Movie Night for Teens is today! (Friday, October 27) We’re watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and attendees are encouraged to wear pajamas and/or costumes. There will also be snacks…so come! It all starts at