Library News


Posted on: October 25, 2016 | By: grimes

Do you want to be a writer?  Now’s your chance! November is National Novel Writing Month. People all across America (and beyond) will be trying to write 50,000 words in one month. (That’s more than 1,500 words per day!)  50,000 words is about the size of a small novel. In honor of NaNoWriMo, Grimes Public […]


“The Spinning Heart”

Posted on: August 23, 2016 | By: grimes

Grimes Public Library Book Club met Tuesday August 2nd to discuss The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan.  The Spinning Heart chronicles the lives of 21 differing characters in small town Ireland following the financial crisis of 2008. Each character reveals either something they had been harboring, or their daily happenings and fears.  Opinions among the […]


“Autobiography of a Face”

Posted on: June 23, 2016 | By: grimes

The Grimes Public Library Book Club met this month to discuss the book Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy .  The book is a memoir of Lucy as a child, when she was diagnosed with cancer in her jaw, and the following years of surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and reconstructive surgeries. Reviews of the book […]


Teen Summer Reading Log Technology Challenge

Posted on: May 19, 2016 | By: grimes

Challenge #2 – Teen Tech Challenge If you are attempting the Teen Tech Challenge, you will need to pick one of the following to complete. You may choose to complete the challenge in a group of up to 5 people. Make sure that you add all group members’ names to the entry when it is […]


Thank you to our Community Sponsors!

Posted on: May 13, 2016 | By: grimes

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our community sponsors who are supporting Grimes Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. All children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Our goal is to combat those losses by providing educational opportunities to keep children […]


Relieve Your Spring Fever at the Library

Posted on: April 22, 2016 | By: grimes

Soon, the school year will be over and summer will be here! Counting down the days until summer vacation can be agonizing, so why not stop in at the Library to find some fun distractions? Wrap up your school year with a fun series about wacky schools! Try reading Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series […]


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 […]