Library News

5 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Posted on: March 13, 2018 | By: grimes

By: Mandi Rasmussen Spring is quickly approaching which means it is time to get your garden and yard ready for the growing season. Getting a jump start on spring chores will make spring planting less hectic. Here are the top 5 things you can do now to be ready once it is time to plant: […]


3 Ways to Explore Authentic World Food from Your Own Kitchen

Posted on: February 07, 2018 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher Winter in Iowa often means being stuck indoors for days at a time. With the holidays at an end, you may find yourself in a cuisine rut. Far off are the dog days of summer—with grill outs and campfire hotdogs, sweet corn and fried everything at the State Fair. And by now, […]


“Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks: A Review

Posted on: January 10, 2018 | By: grimes

By Roxanne H. What would inspire a successful actor, screenwriter, director, and producer to want to write a book? Uncommon Type, group of short stories written by Tom Hanks, engages the reader with humor and wit. The book contains a selection of seventeen charming stories grounded in nostalgia, possibly based on Hanks’s personal experiences and […]


5 Ideas For Giving Back This Season

Posted on: December 06, 2017 | By: grimes

This time of the year, many individuals search for ways to give back to the community, hoping to help those less fortunate than themselves. Below is a list of 5 effective places to donate this season: Hyatt Middle School Bus Pass Program—Many parents work multiple jobs and struggle to make ends meet, often relying on […]


Winter Reading

Posted on: December 05, 2017 | By: grimes

Looking to keep your kids (and yourself) busy over Winter Break? Get involved with our Winter Reading program from December 18th through January 5th. Earn points by reading daily, attending library events, and completing Winter Reading Challenges. We have a great line up of prizes for babies, kids, teens, and adults, so get the whole […]


National Novel Writing Month

Posted on: November 02, 2017 | By: grimes

By: Amanda Rasmussen November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a unique approach to creative writing that challenges participants to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Thousands of writers from around the world participate annually. Interested? There are many ways to get involved.  Sign up for a free account on the […]


Veteran’s Day Donation Drive

Posted on: October 24, 2017 | By: grimes

Get involved with our VA Donation Drive! See below for suggested donations.


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 […]