Library Staff

Mrs. Deb Roggow


(319) 558-1962

Deb Roggow has worked in education since 1977.  She graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and English and a Reading Endorsement.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Library Science from the University of Iowa in 1981.  She has 20 years of classroom experience teaching second, third, and fourth grades, and 16 years of experience as a teacher/librarian.  Deb and her husband, Dean, enjoy traveling (with plenty of reading material) to various parts of the Midwest to visit their 3 children and other extended family.

Mrs. Karen Kaiser


319) 558-3609

Mrs. Kaiser, the media secretary, has been in the CR School District for 18 years, and the Grant Wood media secretary for 8 years. She's been married to her husband Ken for 38 years and they have 3 grown boys, Keith, Nathan and Travis, and 5 grandchildren, Madison, Logan, Kayleigh, Elliot and Isabelle. In her free time, Mrs. Kaiser likes to read, travel, walk, play with her cat, and make jewelry. She and her husband Ken travel all summer going to car shows in their 1955 Chevy. They have a lot of fun in the car, and have met a lot of great people. They have had had their ’55 Chevy for over 30 years. Her favorite food is ice cream, and she doesn't like chocolate. 

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Library Media Center

The Instructional Media Center (IMC) is located off the foyer in the front of the school. The library doors are open from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. daily. Students visit the library regularly and may visit at other times as needed. Books are checked out for seven days and may be renewed for another seven days.

The IMC has a wide variety of literature in the fiction area, non-fiction area, and picture book area. Students may check out anywhere from two books up to four or five books depending on grade level and teacher. Videotapes may also be checked out in the library. The videotapes are checked out overnight only.

The Grant Wood Book Fair is held every year, usually in the fall and early spring. Profits from the book fair are used to purchase new books for the library. Scholastic provides books for the fair that students may purchase during the week of the fair.