Programs

Thanks to a grant from the Mid-Hudson Library System, we are able to offer five wireless Internet hotspots to patrons with a valid library card in good standing – e.g. no outstanding debts, etc. Hotspots are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the Grinnell Library Circulation Desk during regular library hours. They may not be returned in the Book Drop or to another library. There are no renewals nor requests. There is a limit of one hotspot per family at any one time.


Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Grinnell Library and our neighboring museums, we are able to offer museum passes to the following:

Contact the front desk (845-297-3428, select option 2) to ask if a particular pass is available! Passes are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Passes must be returned to a staff member at the Grinnell Library Circulation Desk during regular library hours. They may not be returned in the Book Drop or to another library. Passes may be checked out to library patrons with a valid library card in good standing. There are no renewals nor requests. There is a limit of one pass per family at any one time.


In addition, from the Mid-Hudson Library System and the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, a pass that can be emailed to you is for the FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park (Dutchess).

Contact the Reference Desk at Poughkeepsie Public Library District (845-485-3445, ext. 3702) to reserve this pass that will provide free admission for one (1) family – have your library card number, email address, and reservation date readily available. If you are eligible and the passes are available, then the passes will be emailed to you. Present the passes, along with photo identification and your library card, to gain entry to the Presidential Library & Museum.


Library Programs for Teens | Library Programs for Adults

Check out the calendar of events to find out about all of our upcoming programs for children, teens and adults.

Information for teens & tweens

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Volunteers are an indispensable part of our library.  We need teen volunteers during the school year (and throughout the summer) to help with various programs.

If you need hours during the school year, or if you want to kindly help us out by volunteering, click here for more information.

Programs for adults

Coloring for Adults:

Participants meet the last Thursday of the Month to have a fun, relaxing evening of artistic expression. New members are always welcome to join.

Reader’s Rendezvous Book Club:

Participants meet every 4th Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm, to discuss their current book selection with some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to join.

Take a look at our calendar to find out which book is for this month.

Brain Games:

Thursdays at 2:00 pm – 3:30pm; no sign-up needed, just stop on by!

For Adults & Seniorsbrain games

Give your brain a work out at this brain teaser program! Bring paper and pen and join the fun! Persons of every skill level are invited to participate.

There has been a good amount of talk recently on the relationship between Alzheimer’s and exercising your brain, and a recent study suggests that lifelong mental engagement prohibits the formation of a certain type of plaque that forms on the brain. In general, being mentally active is always a plus. But this suggests positive outcomes for personal health over the long term. ~by Ian Cunningham | AARP Blog Author

This program is sponsored by Grinnell Library and Dutchess County Office for the Aging.