Borrow and Build Block-A-Thon!


Back by popular demand, Grimes Public Library is hosting the Borrow ‘N’ Build Block-A-Thon in April and May. As the final weeks of the school year wind down, kids are anxious for summer and ready for our Summer Reading program. However, summer programming at the Library does not start until June 4. The Block-A-Thon is the Library’s way of keeping kids engaged in reading until then. For every five items checked out, patrons are offered a block to add to the tower. That means, if you check out 40 books, movies, or other library items, you get to add eight blocks to the tower! The goal is to surpass 1,000 blocks on the tower by May 31. Stop in often over the next few weeks to watch the tower grow!


EVENTS


4/21 at 10 a.m.


Krafting with Kylie: String Art - Create personalized, one of a kind home decor! Join us in this guided class as we use nails, string and rustic wood planks to create beautiful works of art. Ages 18+. Please register.


4/23 at 2 p.m.


Piggy Banks - It’s Money Smart Week! Practice your money math and paint your own take-home cardboard bank. All ages.


4/28 at 10:30 a.m.


Garden with the Masters - Organic, Hybrid, GMO, Heirloom–What does it all really mean?? As you get ready to kick off the gardening season, join us and learn a little about the different terminology used today. In addition, we will discuss ways to ensure your garden is full of color and harvesting is successful throughout the season. Bring your questions and suggestions to share with fellow gardeners! Please register.


4/28 at 1 p.m.


Engineer Academy - Can you build a strong paper bridge, a boat that floats, or a spinning wind turbine? Join our Engineer Academy and learn how! Ages 5+.


5/1 at 6:30 p.m.


Adult Book Club - Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. This month’s book is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley.


5/2 at 1:30 p.m.


Early Out Adventures: Spring Planting - Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. This week, decorate a flower pot to decorate your new growing seeds.


5/5 from 9-11 a.m.


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.


5/5 at 1 p.m.


Star Wars Day - Join us as we make Star War themed crafts and snacks! All ages are welcome.


5/12


Rain Barrel Workshop - This workshop will shed light on the proper way to care for and use a rain barrel, as well as how to make it visually appealing in your yard. Each registered participant will make a rain barrel free of charge to take home. Registration required.


5/13 - CLOSED


5/16 at 1:30 p.m.


Early Out Adventures: Absolute Science - Early Out Adventures are for school aged kids during early dismissals. This week, join us for an amazingly fun and interactive science show! Absolute Science helps kids of all ages engage in the world of science through live demonstration and experiments.


5/17 at 2 p.m.


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


Ongoing Events NO RECURRING EVENTS IN MAY!


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 9:30-10 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.