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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 an adult book club, a story time for children ages five and younger, and an after-school program for children in grades kindergarten through 5th.

Hours

COVID hours:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

We are closed on Friday & Sunday

Bridges

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

Click here, select Granger Public Library as your library, use your library card number to log-in (be sure to add a zero to the beginning; all card numbers must be five digits long), then choose the materials you'd like to check out.

Catalog

Browse the library's materials by keyword, title, author, subject, or series, check availability, and find materials' call numbers through our online catalog.

To place holds or renew items on your account, please call (515) 999-2088.

What's New at the Library

Online Library Resources

Here are some online resources patrons may access at any time: Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams free videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Bridges: Borrow audiobooks, e-books, and e-magazines from the Granger Public Library and download them instantly to your device! Click the…

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BINGO

We're on game three of At-Home BINGO! We will call a variety of numbers until at least five people BINGO. If you BINGO, give the library a call!
Thursday, Dec. 3 numbers:
  • N-41
  • N-32
  • O-63
  • G-52
  • N-37
  • G-59
  • I-25
  • N-33

*We have 7 BINGOs so we will start game four on Monday, December 7.

Trivia

    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

    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.

    Suggest Materials
    Curation
    Citizen Concern
    Friends of the Library
    Library Board