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Grimes Public Library

The Library will be undergoing interior renovations this summer.  We will be closed from May 19th until June 1st while we relocate.  From June 2nd until early Fall we will temporarily relocate to the Grimes Community Complex Taekwondo Room (rm. 102, across from the batting cages).  We will update our Relocation page as information changes/becomes available.

There will be no Children's Storytime from April 28th to June 1st.  Our full children's programming AND our Summer Reading Program will resume the week of June 2nd.



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Star Wars Day, Saturday May 3rd, 1:00pm
Book Club - The Descendants, Monday May 5th, 7pm 
Library Board Meeting, Thursday May 15th, 5:30pm

Grimes Citywide Garage Sale, Saturday May 10th, RAIN OR SHINE.

Bicycle Safety Day, Saturday May 17th, 10am - Noon

Freegal Music

Freegal Music provides free, unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of MP3 music files. (For additional Freegal information, click here)

Click here for Zinio

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.
 Click here for Tumblebooks

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. 
LearningExpress Library 3.0 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. Please note that Learning

 NoveList Plus 2

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.)

Wilbor with ebooks

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.
Searching tips
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 



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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.
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Iowa jobs

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 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

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PeopleSmart and OnlineSearches – Free Public Records Databases 
Contact the library for login information.

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Upcoming Events
Evening Story Time 6:30 pm Apr 24, 2014 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Friday Story Time 10:00 am Apr 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tail Waggin' Readers, 9-11 am May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Star Wars Day, 1pm May 03, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Bookclub 7:00 pm May 05, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Upcoming events…