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Grinnell library has 13 computer work stations available for public use, including one reserved exclusively for job search! All public computers at Grinnell Library sport high-speed Internet and printing capabilities!Grinnell Library Offers Free Unlimited Wireless Internet Access!
Grinnell Library offers free one-on-one Computer Tutor Sessions as well as free Computer Help Classes. For more information on these programs or to schedule a session contact Grinnell Library!
On the bottom floor of Grinnell Library is the Grinnell Library Community Room. A well-lit roomy space filled with tables and chairs, it is the perfect place to host your group's next meeting. To reserve the Community Room contact Grinnell Library.
Community Display Case
Grinnell Library's Community Display Case is the ideal place for community members from local artists to organizations to display their treasures. Located in the Main Lobby of the Library, the Display Case is seen by hundreds of people a day! For more information about the Display Case please contact Grinnell Library.
Homework Help Center
Grinnell Library offers a free homework help program to students of all ages 4 days a week during the school year. For more information including hours of operation visit the Homework Help Center Webpage.
Grinnell Library hosts ESL and GED Classes daily in the Community Room. Classes are provided by the Wappingers Central School District's Continuing Education Office. For more information on these programs click here! Look below for a class schedule.
Microfilm Archive Collections
Grinnell Library owns microfilm of several local newspapers; please ask at the Circulation Desk for the rolls you need.
Grinnell Library is proud to be the guardian of many important historical collections. Brief descriptions can be found below, but for more information click on the specific collection title.
Grinnell Library's Local History Collection is located in the Library's Reference Room. Materials from the Local History Collection are not available for check-out but can be referenced at the Library. For a complete listing of the materials in Grinnell Library's Local History Collection click on the title above.
The Bird Display
One thing almost everyone who came to Grinnell Library as a child remembers is The Bird Display. Now located in the Non-Fiction room, the Bird Display is just what its title implies, a display collection of taxidermy bird specimens encased in wood and glass. These stuffed birds have been in the Library since at least 1923. We don't know exactly where the donor, Martense Cornell, got them but we are happy to give them a home. The birds are all local species, and at least one, the passenger pigeon, is now extinct! Click on the title above for more info or for a closer look, pay our winged friends a visit at Grinnell Library!
In 1947, John R. Ferris (1929-1988) was given his great-grandfather's Civil War discharge papers. Also organizer of the Wappingers Falls Historical Society, this acquisition triggered his interest in Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, and led to the formation of his book collection, which he donated to the Grinnell Library in 1977. It is available to researchers by appointment. For a catalog of the books found in Mr. Ferris' collection now located at Mesier Park & Homestead, as well as photographs of the collection visit the title link above. This collection is now located at the Wappingers Historical Society - Mesier Park & Homestead.
Clinton Wilde Clapp was born in Wappingers Falls in 1831. He had a technical education-- today he would be an engineer. As a Sunday School teacher, he was noted for his "chalk talks" and when he retired in the 1880s he took up painting. Clinton Clapp created at least ten paintings of local scenes between the years 1883 and 1884, six of which are housed at Grinnell Library. For more information on Mr. Clapp as well as photographs of and background on these paintings, click on the link above.
The library is the ideal resource for finding your family's roots. Click on the link above for suggestions on how to get your genealogy search going.
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