Summer Reading is in full swing at Grimes Public Library, but don’t worry it’s not too late to get involved! You still have a whole month to complete your reading challenge and a whole month worth of great Summer Programming. Stop by the library today and get in on the fun!


June 17 at 1 p.m.


Anime Club - Join us for Anime episodes, crafts and snacks! This summer we will be watching episodes from Seven Deadly Sins, Free! Eternal Summer and Fruits Basket. Rated PG-13+.


June 19 5:45-7:45 p.m.


Ask-A-Lawyer - Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue worth pursuing.


June 20 3:30 p.m.


Hanson Family - Join the Hanson Family for a juggling and unicycle show you won’t soon forget. All ages.


June 20 5:30 p.m.


Book to Movie Club - Which was better, the book or the movie?! Read a book that was turning into a movie and come ready to discuss. We will have trivia, crafts and games! Ages 12+.


June 21 at 1 p.m.


Rocket Readers Book Club - Book club for readers 12 and under. Pick up your copy of Holes by Louis Sachar for June’s meetup at the circulation desk!


June 23 3 p.m.


Pokémon League - Looking for fellow Pokémon players? Bring your own cards to play or trade, or just come to learn! All ages.


June 24 10:30 a.m.


Garden with the Masters - Join Master Gardener Mamta at the Community Garden to talk about perennials (June). Please register.


June 24 1 p.m.


Mental Health Day - Take a Mental Health Day! Dena Owens from Providence Place will discuss how mental health awareness can build a better community. Learn about bullet journals and make one to take home. Ages 11+.


June 27 at 3 p.m.


Plant a Better World - Spread some joy by painting two beautiful flower pots at the library. Take one flower pot home and the other will be donated to the residents at Kennybrook Village! Ages 10+, please register.


July 1 from 9-11 a.m.


Tail Waggin’ Readers - Improve your reading skills and make a new doggy friend! Register for a 20 minute time slot to read aloud to a therapy dog partner. 15 minutes of reading, 5 minutes of play!


July 7 at 2 p.m.


World for Wildlife with Blank Park Zoo - Join a Blank Park Zoo educator and four animals from the zoo’s education department to talk about ways in which we can make the world a better place for all creatures, great and small! All ages.


July 8 at 2:30 p.m.


Nail Art - Hammer out some art! Create your own nail and string art on an 8x8” piece of wood. Bring a design or use one of ours. (Participants will need to be able to use a hammer safely.) Ages 13+, please register.


July 11 at 4 p.m.


Bubble Wonders - Enjoy amazing bubble tricks for all ages!


July 13 at 4:30 p.m.


Volunteer Hour - Looking for volunteer hours? Teens are invited to help plan and prepare for upcoming library events while earning Silver Cord hours. Ages 12+.


July 15 at 1 pm.


Anime Club - Join us for Anime episodes, crafts and snacks! This summer we will be watching episodes from Seven Deadly Sins, Free! Eternal Summer and Fruits Basket. Rated PG-13+.


July 17 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.


Ask-A-Lawyer - Register for a 15 minute time slot with Cynthia Letsch from Letsch Law Firm. Get advice on whether you have a legal issue worth pursuing.


July 18 at 5:30 p.m.


Book to Movie Club - Which was better, the book or the movie?! Read a book that was turning into a movie and come ready to discuss. We will have trivia, crafts and games! Ages 12+.


July 19 at 1 p.m.


Rocket Readers Book Club - Book club for readers 12 and under. Pick up your copy of Wonder by R.J Palacio for July’s meetup at the circulation desk!


July 20 at 2:30 p.m.


The Building of Bugs – ISU Insect Zoo - Join the ISU Insect Zoo as we tour the architecture of ants, termites, bees, wasps and spiders! Get to see real insects and insect homes! Ages 4+, please register.


Ongoing Events


Recurring Children’s Programming takes a break during May and starts again on June 1!


Mondays as the Movies: Mondays throughout June and July at 2 p.m.


Stop by library each Monday at 2 p.m. for a free movie and popcorn! Movie schedule available at the library.


Design Squad Global: Thursdays from June 15 through July 20.


Design, engineer, and build projects as a team, and share your work with teams across the world! This program requires weekly attendance over six weeks. Ages 8-13, please register.


Move and Groove: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.


Ages 2 and up 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 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 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 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 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.