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 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.
What's New at the Library
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…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more
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.
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
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.