Grimes Public Library

Grimes Public Library

The Grimes Public Library is located at 200 N James St in Waterworks Park. It offers a comfortable and family friendly environment to learn both through reading and exploration. In addition to its great reading selection, Grimes Public Library prides itself on its offerings that extend beyond the pages of a book.

Grimes Public Library

Available for Checkout

Early Literacy Kits: Board books, toys, and parents resources for educational play geared toward baby through preschool.

Creative Mind Kits: STEM toy or technology paired with related books and activities geared toward K-5th grade.

American Girl Dolls

Grimes Giving Garden: Community garden plots for family use

Adventure Passes: Free passes to local attractions such as Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms, and more

Playaway Launchpads: Education tablets geared specifically for children

Portable Wifi Hotspots: Free WiFi hotspots available for home or travel

March Special Events for Kids

March 1; 4 to 6 p.m. Express Yourself Art!: Drop in for some art! Perler beads, thread painting, and more! Ages 9+.

March 7; 3:45 p.m. Rocket Readers: Join us for a book club for 3rd-5th grade readers. Read A Wrinkle in Time (the original or the graphic novel) before the movie release on March 9th! Copies will be available being the desk.

March 9; 3 p.m. Build-A-Bot: Join us as we make our own simple robots out of clay, wind-up toys, and recycled goods. All ages welcome.

March 10; 10:30 a.m. Wham! Pow! Read!: How do superheroes get so… SUPER? They read!Come to the library to read with a superhero from Avengers of the Knight. All ages. Please register.

March 17; 11 a.m. Spring Tea Party: Bring your favorite adult and join us for a light lunch and story, tea party games, and a spring craft. Fancy Tea Party Attire encouraged but not required. Ages 4-8 with an adult. Please register.

March 24; 1 p.m. Teen Movie Madness: All month long teens will vote on their favorite movies. The movie bracket will be located in the Teen area. On March 24th we will watch the winner and enjoy snacks!

Keep track of all their special events by bookmarking their event calendar.

Weekly Storytime Schedule

Move and Groove: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Ages 2+ can join Kelly for some fun with stretching, dancing, singing and, of course, a lesson or story. No registration required.

Toddler Time:  Tuesdays at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver are invited to join us as we introduce literacy and a love of books through storytelling, rhymes, songs and crafts.  No registration required.

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts.  No registration required.

Evening Story Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Families are invited to listen to stories, participate in songs and rhymes, and make a craft.  No registration required.

Friday Story Time: Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts.  No registration required.

Baby Lapsit: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

A time for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers to play and grow through songs, short stories, nursery rhymes, and other developmental activities.  No registration required.

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Monthly Programs

Tail Waggin Readers: 1st Saturday of each month 9 to 11 a.m. 

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 1st through 5th grade may register for a 20 minute time slot to read to a therapy dog partner.

Early Out Adventures: 1:30 p.m. during Early Dismissals

Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. Check the calendar for this week’s adventure.

Anime Club

Join us for Anime episodes, snacks, and crafts. Episodes rated TV13. Check the calendar for this month’s date.

Adult Book Club: 1st Tuesday of each month 6:30 p.m.

Ask-A-Lawyer: 3rd Monday of each month 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. 

Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue that is worth pursuing and assistance finding a lawyer who can help you.

Adult Bingo: 3rd Thursday of each month 2 p.m.

Win prizes playing free BINGO the third Thursday of each month!

Special Access Browsing – 2nd Friday of each month 6 p.m.

We will stay open until 7pm to offer an hour of quiet(er) browsing. Anyone with a special need, as well as parents and/or caregivers, is welcome to attend.

Grimes Public Library offers new and exciting programs each month. Stay up to date on the latest events on their website or Facebook. Some programs require registration.

Grimes Public Library


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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