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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

Laser Tag and Pizza Night

The Granger Public Library and Granger Parks and Recreation will be holding a laser tag and pizza night on Saturday, February 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Granger Community Center. This event is for children in grades 5 – 12 and is limited to 40 participants, so be sure to register soon! Registration is required…

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After School Program

After School Program Schedule Click here to sign up.   January 29 – LEGOs February 5 – ISU Dallas Co. Ext. February 12 – Valentine’s Day party/BINGO February 19 – Sand art

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Program Registration

Laser Tag & Pizza Night

This event is for children in grades 5 - 12 and will be held at the Granger Community Center on Saturday, February 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Registration and a waiver signed by a parent or guardian are required. Registration can be done online here or at the Granger Public Library. The waiver can be picked up at the library. Please have both completed by Wednesday, February 5. This event is limited to 40 participants, so be sure to sign up soon!

After-School Program

Library Calendar

Jan
28
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Jan
29
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Jan 29 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
For children ages 0—5. Enjoy stories, songs, fun activities, crafts, and snacks.
Jan
30
Thu
6:30 pm Family BINGO
Family BINGO
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration required.
Feb
4
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Feb
5
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Feb 5 @ 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

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