31 July

Smithsonian: The Way We Worked

The library is excited to host another in the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibits from the Smithsonian. The installation of “The Way We Worked” is on display at the library through October 5th. For full information on the

06 June

New Streaming Video Service

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available at Drake Community Library. Library card holders who live in Grinnell or rural Poweshiek County can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://grinnelliowa.kanopy.com. Films

31 May

A Universe of Stories

The summer program will blast off on Monday, June 10th, from 11am to 1pm. We’ll have fun activities on the patio in front of the library. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served by the Elks. Check out

24 May

Summer Hours

The library is in our summer hours through Labor Day Weekend. We will return to school year hours (open Sundays and most weeknights until 8pm) beginning on September 3rd.

21 May

Books & Brews

Books & Brews Book Club
The library is happy to partner with the Parks & Recreation Department and Peace Tree Brewing on this unique opportunity.

Registration Deadline is May 27th and must be done online through the Rec Department system.

14 May

Author Talk with George Drake

George Drake will present an author talk with readings and sign copies of his latest publication, “Mentor: Life and Legacy of Joe Rosenfield” on Tuesday, May 28th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, at Drake Community Library. Mr. Drake, for whom

01 May

A Grinnellian in Kosovo

Reflections on Peace Corps and Life in the World’s 2nd Youngest Country

Will Hamilton grew up in Grinnell and has been serving in the Peace Corps in Kosovo since 2018.  Will is the son of Andy and Sarah Hamilton

01 May

Preparing for Summer

May is a busy time for everyone. Children’s staff at the library spend the month of May preparing for the Summer Library Program. So during May our regular story times are put on hold to allow staff to ramp

05 April

Hometown Teams: Local Elite

A Celebration of Local Elite Athletes. Join KGRN Sports Director Chris Varney as he interviews top athletes from area schools about their most memorable stories of being high school athletes and their plans for continuing their athletic careers in college.