Library News

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 […]


Easy Access Public Computers

Posted on: November 22, 2016 | By: grimes

After months of planning and research, we have implemented a new system for our public computers. The format is completely new, and more user friendly than ever before. Logging In Now, when you come to the library to use one of our computers, you can log on to any computer that has a blue “Available” screen […]



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 […]