GPL makerSpace: What is that??
By Fionn Hutchins You have heard the term “maker” and have seen the advertisements for the Grimes Public Library makerSpace, but what is a makerSpace and what does it look like at Grimes Public Library? The Maker Movement is an educational concept that emphasizes hands-on learning by giving learners the opportunity to use and explore […]
Top 10 Movies of 2018—Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes has been providing movie and TV show recommendations and reviews for years. With hundreds of published critics contributing to the website, Rotten Tomatoes has built a reputation for being one of the most reliable movie review websites on the internet. In order for a movie to be considered Certified Fresh (not a […]
Free movies? What??
Libraries offer a wide variety of online products and resources. Many of them are unknown to the general public. Those who have discovered these online gems are hooked for life. We constantly evaluate our offerings to make sure they are current and as well rounded as possible. Because of this, we have added a new […]
Early Voting at the Grimes Public Library
By: Fionn Hutchins The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. Grimes residents will vote on November 6th at the United Methodist Church. Many voters, however, choose to vote early. […]
Step Up to a Fall Fitness Challenge!
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 […]
FREE ATTRACTIONS YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN THE TIME TO SEE
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
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!
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
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
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, […]