Granger Public Library
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.
What's New at the Library
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…Read more
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.…Read more
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. –…Read more
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 programsRead more
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.
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
Collection Development and Governance
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.
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.
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.