Grimes Public Library
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The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26th and 27th, for Memorial Day.
|Summer Reading Registration begins Monday, June 3rd at 9am
Are you ready to Dig Into Reading? Our summer reading program is almost here, and the Library is ready to help you find Groundbreaking Reads. Whether you're just learning to read or an avid reader already, stop in to the library and look Beneath the Surface for new literary adventures! Registration will be available until the end of summer party in August.
|Big Library Read! May 15th - 30th
WILBOR is participating in Overdrive's pilot project, "Big Library Read."
Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their patrons. In addition to creating a global library book club, Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers. It will spotlight one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously.
The program is sponsored by OverDrive, with initial support and participation from Sourcebooks, Inc. The book is available for simultaneous checkouts for the project's duration (May 15-30). You can find out more at: http://www.biglibraryread.com/big-library-read/
|Spring Craft Day: Saturday, May 11th at 1pm
Join Kelly at the library and create unique and interesting springtime crafts, like sun catchers, decorated glass jars and picture frames, and tissue paper flowers. No registration necessary.
|Zinio (for instructions on setting up your Zinio account, click here)
Zinio allows you to read your favorite magazines on your e-reader, tablet, or smartphone. The Library's collection includes: Consumer Reports, Country Living, Men's Health, Popular Science, Seventeen, and US Weekly, along with MANY others.
TumbleBooks is a website with a collection of talking, animated picture booksfor younger children. TumbleBooks features interactive books that are read aloud to the child. For older children, there are read-along books with narration and sentence highlighting.
||TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, videos, and audio books! It's designed specifically for kids in grades two to six. Read on your computer or any mobile device with an internet connection.|
|TumbleBookCloud is a collection of ebooks, audio books and videos for students in middle and high school, and adults! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.|
|LearningExpress Library features over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.
||Looking for more books like your favorites? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus has the answers!
NoveList Plus is part of the EBSCOhost family of databases. It offers readers advisory information about fiction and popular non-fiction for all ages.
(Please call or stop by the library to get the password to access this database.)
|The Grimes Library has expanded its WILBOR services to include eBooks available to download from the library's website. Library card holders can check out and download eBooks anytime, anywhere by visiting the WILBOR website. You may check out a total of 3 eBooks and eAudiobooks at one time. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the 14-day lending period.
Need help checking out eBooks? Feel free to call or stop by the library anytime and we'll help you get the books you want. With so many different eReaders available we will do our best to help with yours.
Some helpful instruction guides:
Installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer. You will need to install ADE in order to download and transfer eBooks to a Nook, Sony Reader, or other similar devices.
FAQ's about waiting lists, returning books early, and searching for books with copies available
Returning eBooks early
Using eBooks on a Nook
Nook Color and Nook Tablet
Transferring eBooks to a Kindle via USB
Audio and eBooks on your mobile device
Keep up with the library online! To find us on Facebook, visit our Facebook page and become a fan.
Would you like to receive email notices to remind you when your items are due back? Stop by the circulation desk to make sure we have your current email address and we will send you a reminder when your items are due in two days.
Looking for a job? The Iowa Workforce Development's IowaJobs website is a great place to start with 24 hour access to the thousands of jobs listed in the IWD's statewide system. You can create an account and search for jobs based on your unique qualifications, and post an electronic resume that will be searchable by Iowa's employers. Iowa Workforce Development's homepage is where you can file an unemployment insurance claim, register for work opportunities, find the latest information on the labor market in Iowa, and much more. Visit www.iowaworkforce.org for all the information.
You may also try these other sites: Indeed: One search. All Jobs. The "For Jobseekers" web page is brought to you by Iowa's Library Service Areas. Find links to other job searching sites, advice for applying and interviewing for jobs, and information on creating resumes.
Click on the following links to see some step-by-step guides created by the State Library of Iowa:
Filing for unemployment: Step-by-step instructions for filing for unemployment with Iowa Workforce Development.
Registration for work: Step-by-step instructions for registering for work with Iowa Workforce Development.
E-mail tips for job seekers
10 Reasons your job search isn't working
|PeopleSmart – Free Public Records Database
Contact the library for login information.