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Granger Public Library

Our Mission

The Granger Public Library's mission is to provide cultural enrichment and leisure activities for all ages.

 

The library provides wonderful programs for community participation including crochet and knitting classes, an adult book club, a story time for children ages 0-5, and an after-school program for children in grades kindergarten-5th.

Hours

Monday  2 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday  2 pm - 7 pm
Saturday  9 am - 12 pm

We are closed on Friday & Sunday

Current Programs

Story Time

Wednesdays from 9:45 am to 10:15 am
Ages 0-5

After-School Program

Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Grades K - 5

Crochet and Knit

Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Bridges

  Borrow audiobooks and e-books from the Granger Public Library and download them instantly to your device!

  Bridges has replaced Wilbor. Click here, find Granger Public Library, use your library card number to log-in, then choose the e-books and audiobooks you'd like to check out!

What's New at the Library

Volunteers Needed for Library Event

The Granger Public Library is looking for volunteers for its pumpkin decorating party on Wednesday, October 23. If interested, please sign up online here.   Times and number of volunteers needed:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Two volunteers 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Six volunteers 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Three volunteers 4:30 – 6:00…

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Digital Scrapbooking Class

Forget the hassle and mess of traditional scrapbooking! Come to the Granger Public Library on Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to learn how to preserve and easily share your memories through digital scrapbooking. No experience or supplies are needed, but feel free to bring along your laptop to get started. Limit 10.…

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Pumpkin Decorating at the Library

Come visit the Granger Public Library on Wednesday, October 23 for the annual pumpkin decorating event! This free event is for all ages. Registration is required and can be done online here, by visiting the library, or calling (515) 999-2088. Available time slots: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – limit 10 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. –…

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After School Program

After School Program Schedule Click here to sign up.   October 16 – Insect Zoo October 23 – Pumpkin Decorating October 30 – Halloween Party/BINGO November 6 – ISU Ext./Dallas County November 13 – Steam Trailer – IPTV November 20 – Simply Electrifying – Science Center of Iowa November 27 – No programs

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Program Registration

Digital Scrapbooking Class

Forget the hassle and mess of traditional scrapbooking! Come learn how to preserve and easily share your memories through digital scrapbooking. No experience or supplies are needed, but feel free to bring your laptop to get started. Limit 10. Click here to register online.

Pumpkin Decorating
Pumpkin Decorating Volunteers

Library Calendar

Oct
21
Mon
6:30 pm Book Club
Book Club
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Oct
22
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Oct
23
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Oct 23 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
For children ages 0—5. Enjoy stories, songs, fun activities, crafts, and snacks.
Oct
29
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Oct
30
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Oct 30 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
For children ages 0—5. Enjoy stories, songs, fun activities, crafts, and snacks.

Library Operations

Library Services

About the Library

About the Library

Our friendly staff is here to assist you in finding the right book, CD, DVD, or online resource.

Harriet Peterson  Library Director: Children & Adult Programming

Georgina Valle-Razo  Library Assistant: Cataloging

Savannah Waycaster  Library Assistant: Interlibrary Loan Coordinator & Website Manager

Roberta LeMaster  Library Assistant

Jeri Wendzel  Library Assistant

Granger Public Library
2216 Broadway, Box 399
Granger, IA 50109
Phone: 515-999-2088
Fax: 515-999-9156

History of the Library

Collection Development and Governance

Selection

Materials

The purpose of the Granger Public Library is to provide all individuals in the community with carefully selected books and other materials to aid the individual in the pursuit of education, information, research, pleasure, and the creative use of leisure time. Because of the volume of publishing, as well as the limitation of budget and space, the library must have a selection policy with which to meet community interests and needs.

It is the right and responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to monitor their child’s reading activity. Selection of materials for the library collection is not restricted by the possibility that minors may obtain materials their parents consider inappropriate. Library staff and Board upholds the confidentiality of all patrons’ circulation records. The library endorses the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement adopted by the American Library Association.

 

Responsibility

The responsibility for material selection and the development of the library collection rests with the Director, with input from library staff. Suggestions from patrons are welcomed and given consideration within the general criteria for selection. The final decision for purchase rests with the library.

 

Criteria

The main points considered in the selection of materials are: individual merit of each item, popular appeal/demand, suitability of material for the patrons, existing library holdings, budget, and space limitations.

Curation
Citizen Concern
Friends of the Library
Granger Public Library Board