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.

05 April

Say My Name

Do you work with Chinese people, or Chinese students? Maybe you are a host family for one of the college freshmen from China? Do you hesitate to say their names, because you aren’t sure how to pronounce them correctly? Say

03 April

Tweensday Snacktivities

Kids in 4th – 8th grade are invited to create their own after-school snacks from fresh ingredients, including smoothies, wraps, hummus and other treats. Following the snack time, kids can chill out, watch videos and join in wacky games. Wednesdays,

27 March

Special Musical Storytimes in April

We are excited to offer a special series of story times in April featuring Kelly Robertson, certified music therapist. Kelly will lead little ones in moving, singing, and playing to boost literacy, motor development, and social and emotional skills. After

12 March

Celebrating 6 on 6 Basketball

Be sure to visit the east end of the library to view the special exhibit from the Iowa Women’s Archive celebrating 6-on-6 Basketball. The exhibit tells of the long history of the sport in the state and the excitement around

04 March

Treat Yourself: Youth Cookie Decorating

Cooking Decorating Fun Saturday, March 9th from 1-2pm
Come to the library Saturday to treat yourself! Anyone in 5th – 12th grade is welcome to come de-stress after exams and finals (or just a solid week of school).  Frosting, sprinkles

28 February

April Teen TAG Meeting

TAG Meeting on Monday, April 1st, at 11:15amStudents in 7th-12th grades are welcome to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for this month’s meeting. We will brainstorm ideas for future events at the library. TAG meets monthly on Professional Development