Beat the Winter Blues!


As winter weather hits, it’s hard to go out into the cold! At the library you can both get out of the house and stay inside! Library programming for all ages means there is always something to do. Our Winter Reading Program, running from Dec. 18 through Jan. 5, will keep the whole family engaged. And don’t forget the books, computers, iPads, video and board games, and toys always available at the Library! Get out this winter and have some fun at your local library.


12/26-29 9:30-11:30am


Little’s Free Play – Join us for an open play time for toddlers and preschoolers in place of storytime this week.


12/27 1pm


Musical Bingo – Name that tune! Win prizes this holiday break at the library playing Musical Bingo. All ages.


12/28 3-5pm


Winter Art - Drop in for some fun art projects! Spin art, sand art, and ice art! All ages.


12/29 1-3pm


Lego® Build – Open Lego® play for all ages!


12/30 1pm


Anime Club! – Join us for Anime episodes, snacks, and crafts. Episodes rated TV13.


01/02 6:30pm


Adult Book Club – Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. This month’s book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.


01/06 9-11am


Tail Waggin Readers – 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.


01/09 - 02/27 4pm


Crazy 8’s Math Club – Join this 8 week math club for 3rd-5th graders! Crazy 8’s meets each Tuesday at 4pm Jan 9-Feb 27. Spots are limited so register early!


01/09 6pm


Hook Nook – Hook Nook is a series of 5 classes that build on one another. All skill levels are welcome and participants are encouraged to self-pace. Each month, Kylie will teach a new crochet stitch. The last class will “put it all together” in a one of a kind final project you can take home and enjoy! Please register.


01/10 1:30pm


Early Out Adventures: Winter Survival - Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. This week join an educator from Polk County Conservation to learn about migration, hibernation, and other ways animals survive the winter.


01/13 8am


Special Access Browsing – Grimes Public Library will be opening at 8am on the second Saturday of each month to offer an hour of quiet(er) browsing. Anyone with a special need as well as parents and/or caregivers is welcome to attend. The Library will open to the general public at 9am.


01/13 12:30-2pm


Got Fidgets? – Come make your own wooden fidget cubes, beaded fidgets, and flexigons. Ages 9+.


01/18 2-3:30pm


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


01/18 4pm


Around the World in 60 Minutes - Drop in between 4 -5:30pm to explore world cultures and make crafts as a family! Ages 5 +.


Ongoing Events (No Storytimes the week of December 25-29)


Move and Groove: Mondays at 6:30pm


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 10:00am


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 10:00am


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.