Back to School with Classroom Connect
By: Fionn Hutchins Going back to school is such an exciting time: school shopping, meeting new teachers, and making new friends. Soon classes will be in full swing, and while it can sometimes be hard to transition from reading “just for fun” to book reports and research projects, we want to make the transition as […]
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 […]