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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

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

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, 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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Granger Public Library Coronavirus Update

Due to coronavirus, the Granger Public Library will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. This week we will provide curbside service Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. You may call the library at (515) 999-2088 to request materials and our staff will…

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Granger Public Library Coronavirus Information

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Granger Public Library has chosen to take the following steps as a precaution to keep our staff, patrons, and community safe: Remove all toys, games, and puzzles from our public areas until further notice. Cancel all library programs scheduled March 16 – 21. Sanitize the library’s computers, printer, tables, chairs,…

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Program Registration

After-School Program

Canceled until May 1 or further notice.

The after-school program is held every Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm for kids in grades K through 5.

The program varies each week. Previous programs have included STEM activities, Snap Circuits, LEGOs, bingo, and crafts as well as visits from the ISU Insect Zoo and Blank Park Zoo to name just a few! Kids may come to all the programs or just to ones that interest them.

A one-time registration is required and can be done online here.

Library Calendar

Apr
14
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Apr
15
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Apr 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
For children ages 0—5. Enjoy stories, songs, fun activities, crafts, and snacks.
Apr
20
Mon
6:30 pm Book Club
Book Club
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Apr
21
Tue
9:30 am Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. Hooks, needles, and lessons are provided for first-timers.
Apr
22
Wed
9:45 am Story Time
Story Time
Apr 22 @ 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