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Storytime Welcome back to school DC-G Mustangs!

The library will be closed Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Fall programming begins Monday, September 2nd!

~Temporarily located at the Grimes Community Complex~

Our first ever Friends of the Grimes Public Library meeting will be on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm. Current friends, and anyone wishing to become a friend, are welcome to attend. 



Wilbor with ebooks

The Grimes Library has expanded our 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.  Information about the latest Wilbor updates can be found at Here. 

A new 14 digit GPL card is required to access Wilbor, please stop by the library if you have an older card and we'll get you updated in no time!


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.)


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: Cosmopolitan, Family Handyman, Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Reader's Digest, Seventeen, Shape, and US Weekly.
 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

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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Upcoming Events
Library Board of Trustees Meeting Aug 27, 2014 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — GCC rm 107
GPL closed for Labor Day Aug 31, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014 — City of Grimes
Toddler Time 9:30am Sep 02, 2014 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddler Time 10am Sep 02, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit 11:00 am Sep 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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