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Natural Disasters: What’s A Library To Do?

Posted on: October 03, 2017 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher Grimes Public Library The southern United States has had a tough go of it this hurricane season, and there is still another month to go. Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean before its remnants traveled up the East Coast. Hurricanes are not the only natural disasters awaiting libraries in the United States. In […]


5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Provided

Posted on: September 11, 2017 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher Grimes Public Library When you were a kid, what did you use your library for?    -“I went for books. I didn’t go that often, though.”    -“We didn’t have one in my town.”    -“I went to the library for the summer reading program. I would take the bus to the […]


5 Tips For an Iowa Summer Staycation

Posted on: June 07, 2017 | By: grimes

Summer in Iowa can be an exciting adventure, even for its own residents. More and more families are opting to stay close to home during breaks, and they are stunned to discover Iowa has many unique entertainment options. If you are planning a staycation this summer, consider these tips to maximize your family experience. Check […]


Easy Access Public Computers

Posted on: November 22, 2016 | By: grimes

After months of planning and research, we have implemented a new system for our public computers. The format is completely new, and more user friendly than ever before. Logging In Now, when you come to the library to use one of our computers, you can log on to any computer that has a blue “Available” screen […]



Posted on: October 25, 2016 | By: grimes

Do you want to be a writer?  Now’s your chance! November is National Novel Writing Month. People all across America (and beyond) will be trying to write 50,000 words in one month. (That’s more than 1,500 words per day!)  50,000 words is about the size of a small novel. In honor of NaNoWriMo, Grimes Public […]


“The Spinning Heart”

Posted on: August 23, 2016 | By: grimes

Grimes Public Library Book Club met Tuesday August 2nd to discuss The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.  The Spinning Heart chronicles the lives of 21 differing characters in small town Ireland following the financial crisis of 2008. Each character reveals either something they had been harboring, or their daily happenings and fears.  Opinions among the […]


“Autobiography of a Face”

Posted on: June 23, 2016 | By: grimes

The Grimes Public Library Book Club met this month to discuss the book Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy .  The book is a memoir of Lucy as a child, when she was diagnosed with cancer in her jaw, and the following years of surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and reconstructive surgeries. Reviews of the book […]


Teen Summer Reading Log Technology Challenge

Posted on: May 19, 2016 | By: grimes

Challenge #2 – Teen Tech Challenge If you are attempting the Teen Tech Challenge, you will need to pick one of the following to complete. You may choose to complete the challenge in a group of up to 5 people. Make sure that you add all group members’ names to the entry when it is […]


Thank you to our Community Sponsors!

Posted on: May 13, 2016 | By: grimes

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our community sponsors who are supporting Grimes Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. All children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Our goal is to combat those losses by providing educational opportunities to keep children […]


Relieve Your Spring Fever at the Library

Posted on: April 22, 2016 | By: grimes

Soon, the school year will be over and summer will be here! Counting down the days until summer vacation can be agonizing, so why not stop in at the Library to find some fun distractions? Wrap up your school year with a fun series about wacky schools! Try reading Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series […]