09 September

After School Code Club

Tuesdays from 3:45pm-5pm
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. Code Club is for

09 September

Annual Book Sale Oct 12

Saturday, October 12th from 8am-2pm
Time to grab some bargains and stock your bookshelves. All proceeds go to Friends of Drake Community Library.

2,000 books: 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted by general subject
No buy restrictions
Hardcover $1 each

27 August

LEGOS @ the Library!

After school LEGO Club EXTENDED thru October!
Come to the library story room every Wednesday after school.  All school-aged children are welcome, including preschool!  Snacks and LEGOs will be provided. Opportunity for free play, exploration and imagination.

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

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

19 April

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Learn about kites and kite making from kite enthusiast Sis Vogel at this interactive workshop. Kids in 3rd grade and older will be able to explore festival kites and get some hands-on experience building their own kites to take

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.