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Bedtime Math

Posted on: April 19, 2016 | By: grimes

Parents uncomfortable with math may be less likely to sit down with their child and read a word problem than they are to sit down and read a book, but this reluctance to bring math into the home is showing in children’s schoolwork and test scores. Bedtime Math is a non-profit gaining national attention for […]


GPL Is Gearing Up For Summer Reading

Posted on: April 13, 2016 | By: grimes

The Library is working hard to prepare for Summer Reading 2016, and we have planned something for everyone this summer. From the very young to the seasoned veterans, we have a reading program for you! Completing the reading log gives you the chance to win the very best Summer Reading prizes around. Stop in anytime […]


Celebrate Literature…Celebrate Iowa

Posted on: March 23, 2016 | By: grimes

Some people might think that not a lot happens here in Iowa, but the truth is, we have a lot of stories to tell! The Library has a large collection of books that take place in Iowa or were written by Iowa authors—for all ages! For children, you might try reading Good Night, Iowa or […]


March’s Mad Tea Party

Posted on: March 21, 2016 | By: grimes

Grimes Public Library hosted a Mad Tea Party on Saturday, March 19th. Participants learned about etiquette, elegance, and Victorian manners. Teens also learned about the Language of the Fan, and other ways to flirt in the Victorian era. Fan and hat flirtations were taken from Henry J. Wehman’s The Mystery of Love, Courtship, and Marriage […]


Yoga for You

Posted on: March 11, 2016 | By: grimes

Yoga For You – Coming Soon After six fantastic months of the Hook Nook, the Library is changing things up for adults on Tuesday nights this spring and summer. Our crochet class was a resounding success, and it will be back starting in October. Taking its place is Yoga For You – a once a […]


Great Read-Aloud Picture Books

Posted on: March 02, 2016 | By: grimes

It’s Bridge to Reading voting time! Now through April 30th, read any or all of the 10 Bridge to Reading titles with your youngster and vote on your favorite! The Bridge to Reading Award is sponsored by the Youth Services Division of the Iowa Library Association and chooses one title each year that has the […]


Sarah, Plain and Tall, is coming to a stage near you!

Posted on: February 19, 2016 | By: grimes

Beloved children’s classic and 1986 Newbery Medal Winner, Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of a widower, Jacob Witting, and his two children, Anna and Caleb. Though his children still grieve the loss of their mother, Jacob places an advertisement in the newspaper in search of a wife, and Sarah Wheaton enters […]


Winter Reading Wrap-Up

Posted on: February 12, 2016 | By: grimes

Winter Reading wrapped up just a couple weeks ago at the Grimes Public Library. Children, teens, and adults all had their own Winter Reading Programs this year. Children completed activities and reading on their snowflake reading logs, and had their names entered in to our grand prize drawing. Two sleds were raffled off. One sled […]


Jedi Knight Training

Posted on: December 29, 2015 | By: admin

To celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Grimes Public Library hosted a Jedi Training Academy on Tuesday, December 15.   The young padawans were given a series of tests to prove they had what it took to be Jedi Knights. Here is a list of some of the […]


Winter Reading Programs at Grimes Public Library

Posted on: November 18, 2015 | By: admin

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful winter break! If you are looking for something to do this winter, why not try to tackle our winter reading program? Grimes Public Library is doing a winter reading challenge for all ages. No matter how old you are, reading a good book is a great way […]