DC-G Community Schools Partner with Grimes Public Library to Offer Classroom Connect

DC-G Schools and Grimes Public Library are excited to announce a new partnership: Classroom Connect. Starting April 15, all DC-G staff and students can access a variety of online databases, resources and classroom supports through the library’s website. This new program aims to broaden access to reliable, up to date resources both in and out of the classroom. Teachers can use Classroom Connect to enrich their lessons, seamlessly incorporate technology and support their students. Students can access live tutors, free practice exams for tests such as ACTs, hundreds of study guides and materials and much, much more! Classroom Connect opens the doors to a number of resources that are not otherwise available for free online. All students and staff can easily access these materials through a link on the school’s website or the library’s website and use their 5 digit ID to log in.


Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! - 10 a.m. on May 18

Join us as we make bug themed crafts and enjoy some bug themed sensory play! All ages welcome.

Dungeons and Dragons Club - 1 p.m. on May 18

Come play OR learn how to play this roleplaying game filled with storytelling and fantasy! Ages 10-17.

Ask-A-Lawyer - 5:45-7:45 p.m. on May 20

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. Offered the third Monday of each month.

Spanish Storytime - 10 a.m. on May 25

Whether you are a native speaker, or looking to learn, you’ll love our Spanish Storytime! All ages and families welcome. Cuentos en español. Todas las edades son bienvenidas.

Library Closed - May 26-27

Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Training - 4 p.m. on May 28 and 30

Wanting to volunteer for our Summer Reading Program? Summer Reading volunteers must be 14-17 years old and must complete our 30 minute volunteer training. Stop by any one of our 2 training sessions this month to get ready for summer!

Tail Waggin Readers - 11 a.m. on June 1

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Register for a 20 minute time slot. 15 minutes to read, 5 minutes to play! K-5 grades.

Little Explorers - 10 a.m. on June 1

Bring your little explorer for space-themed sensory activities. Held outside (weather permitting) and geared for 6 and under.

One on One: Address an Official – 5:30 p.m. on June 4

Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 8 p.m. to bend the ear of Grimes City Council member Ryan Burger. Share your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the future of Grimes.

6/4 at 6:30 pm

Book Club – 6:30 p.m. on June 4

Book club meets the first Tuesday of each month. Check at the front desk for the next month’s selection.

GPL Friends Foundation Governors Days BINGO - 6-8 p.m. on June 7

Fundraising Event. Play Bingo for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes! $1/card per game, last game $5/card.

6/10 at 10am

Storytime in the Park - 10 a.m. on June 10

Join the Library and Parks Deptartment for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for checkout. Mondays at 10 a.m. Weather permitting.June 10 - Kennybrook SouthJune 17 - Beaverbrooke ParkJune 24 - Glenstone ParkJuly 1 - GCC ParkJuly 8 - Autumn ParkJuly 15 - Shawver ParkJuly 22 - Waterworks Park

6/10 at 2pm

Monday Movies – 2 p.m. on June 10

Movies and popcorn at the Library each Monday at 2 p.m. Call the Library for this weeks showing!

Makerspace - 3 p.m. on June 11

Join us each week as we use the Library makerspace to explore new ways to tinker. All ages welcome, however, some activities may be geared toward older children.June 11 - Needles and ThreadJune 18 - Feel the HeatJune 25 - Construction ZoneJuly 2 - Hammer TimeJuly 9 - Let’s Get CraftyJuly 16 - Get TechyJuly 23 - Ramps and Pathways

Kids Read - 4 p.m. on June 12

Beginner’s book club for readers entering K-2nd grade. Read any Magic Treehouse book and come ready for discussion and activities! Small snack provided.

Krafting with Kylie - 4 p.m. on June 14

When Life Gives You Lemons… make lemon candles! Join us to make fresh, fun candles to brighten your kitchen. 16+. Registration required.

Stomp Rockets - 10 a.m. on June 15

Get both creative and physical by making your own stomp rocket and launching it into the sky! All ages. Registration required.

Ask-a-Lawyer - 5:45 p.m. on June 17

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.

BINGO - 3 p.m. on June 20

Join us for free games and prizes! 18+.

Circus Variety Workshop - 5 p.m. on June 20

This hour long program will provide hands on experience with different circus props: hula hoops, silk fans and spinning plates. Held at the Grimes Community Complex. Ages 10+. Registration required.


No Storytimes in May

ALSO see new time for baby lapsit!

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 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 9 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.