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.
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
We’ll have lots of fun with balloons at our Saturday Storytime on March 17th.
Brenda will lead stories, games and crafts like this adorable pig balloon!
For kids age 3-7 and their families starting at 10:30am.
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
Drawing with Derek
Area artist Derek Gibson will guide students through basic drawing techniques.
Wednesdays March 7, 14 and 21
3:30-4:45 in the Story Room
For children in 5th – 8th grades
LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
Call the library
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.
We are excited to host members of the cast of the GHS production of “The Little Mermaid” for a special Saturday storytime on February 24th at 10:30am.
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
After School Code Club is a great way for kids to explore computer coding in a relaxed and fun setting. Grinnell College Computer Science students lead the group in a series of activities, often using online coding programs like
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