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Updated Services as of May 18, 2020

Posted on: May 14, 2020 | By: grimes

While the Governor has given libraries permission to open at 50% capacity, the prohibition on social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people does not allow us to safely reopen to the public at this time.  As a precaution, our physical building will remain closed. While we wait on […]


New Library for Grimes

Posted on: November 01, 2019 | By: grimes

Click below to read Library news out of GPL! November 2019 online edition


Posted on: October 17, 2019 | By: grimes

Truck Day is Cancelled

Posted on: October 05, 2019 | By: grimes

Back to School with Classroom Connect

Posted on: September 11, 2019 | By: grimes

By: Fionn Hutchins Going back to school is such an exciting time: school shopping, meeting new teachers, and making new friends. Soon classes will be in full swing, and while it can sometimes be hard to transition from reading “just for fun” to book reports and research projects, we want to make the transition as […]


GPL makerSpace: What is that??

Posted on: February 01, 2019 | By: grimes

By Fionn Hutchins You have heard the term “maker” and have seen the advertisements for the Grimes Public Library makerSpace, but what is a makerSpace and what does it look like at Grimes Public Library? The Maker Movement is an educational concept that emphasizes hands-on learning by giving learners the opportunity to use and explore […]


Top 10 Movies of 2018—Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes

Posted on: January 10, 2019 | By: grimes

   Rotten Tomatoes has been providing movie and TV show recommendations and reviews for years. With hundreds of published critics contributing to the website, Rotten Tomatoes has built a reputation for being one of the most reliable movie review websites on the internet. In order for a movie to be considered Certified Fresh (not a […]


Free movies? What??

Posted on: November 20, 2018 | By: grimes

Libraries offer a wide variety of online products and resources. Many of them are unknown to the general public. Those who have discovered these online gems are hooked for life. We constantly evaluate our offerings to make sure they are current and as well rounded as possible. Because of this, we have added a new […]


Early Voting at the Grimes Public Library

Posted on: October 23, 2018 | By: grimes

  By: Fionn Hutchins   The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. Grimes residents will vote on November 6th at the United Methodist Church. Many voters, however, choose to vote early. […]


Step Up to a Fall Fitness Challenge!

Posted on: August 31, 2018 | By: grimes

Get fit this fall with our Get Fit Grimes Step Challenge from September 5 to October 8. Choose a team based on age (Kids, Teen/Adult, Grimes City Staff). Track your steps and add them to your team’s total. We will announce a winning team on Tuesday, October 9, as well as top stepper on each […]