Library News

Step Up to a Fall Fitness Challenge!

Posted on: August 31, 2018 | By: grimes

Get fit this fall with our Get Fit Grimes Step Challenge from September 5 to October 8. Choose a team based on age (Kids, Teen/Adult, Grimes City Staff). Track your steps and add them to your team’s total. We will announce a winning team on Tuesday, October 9, as well as top stepper on each […]



Posted on: June 14, 2018 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher Most people go on vacation, tour new places, and see what other cities, states, and countries have to offer. But have you ever taken the time to see what Iowa has to offer? There are dozens of free and affordable tourist attractions in your own backyard, and you probably aren’t even aware […]


Library Geckos Make Their Debut

Posted on: May 08, 2018 | By: grimes

By Fionnuala Hutchins The Library became the proud owners of two leopard geckos this spring. After taking suggestions for possible names, we held a Facebook poll to help us decide what to call our new friends. Thank you to all who participated and helped us name Speckles (big) and Freckles (small)! Being Librarians, we have […]


The Block-A-Thon is Back!

Posted on: April 06, 2018 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher Back by popular demand, Grimes Public Library is hosting the Borrow ‘N’ Build Block-A-Thon in April and May. “Last year our goal was to build a thousand block tower in 2 months. We fell short by about 35 blocks,” said Miss Fionn, Head of Youth Services. “We had a lot of kids […]


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 […]