Youth Programs

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Minecraft Mania

Mondays – (March 2, 9, 23, 30) from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Youth Services Area
Kids age 8 to 12 years are encouraged to test their Minecraft skills on the Youth Services computers and with console games.  No registration.

Science Sleuths

Friday, March 13th at 10:30 am in the Story Room
This 30-minute science program is designed for kids age 3 to 6. Small sleuths, accompanied by their parents, will explore the properties of color. Kids will listen to a story, make a craft and enjoy other activities. Please register each month by calling 331-4490.

*SPRING BREAK – Family Story Times – It’s Not Easy Being Green

Saturday, March 14th at 10:30 am; Monday, March 16th at 10:00 am; Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 pm in the Story Room
Families with children ages two years and up can listen to green stories, do activities and make a craft during this 30 minute program. No registration.

*SPRING BREAK – Life-Size Candyland Game

Tuesday, March 17th from 10:00 to 10:45 am in Meeting Room A/B
Families with kids ages 3 and up can drop by the Library and participate in some candy land games and make a craft. No registration.

*SPRING BREAK – Kids in Harmony, Family Music Time

Wednesday, March 18th from 10:00 to 10:30 am in Meeting Room A/B
Families with children ages 1 to 6 are invited to join a music therapist from Kids in Harmony for a thirty minute interactive music class. No registration

*SPRING BREAK – The Science of Candy

Thursday, March 19th from 10:00 to 10:45 am in Meeting Room A/B
Kids ages 8 to 11 are invited to explore the properties of a variety of sweet treats. Participants will discover why some candies are sour, separate out and analyze the color of candies, mix and make fudge in a bag, and see how far they can catapult candy corn. Space is limited. Please register by calling 331-4490 by Wednesday, March 18th.

Reading Pals

Thursday, March 19th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 6 and up can come to the library and read to a therapy dog! Reading Pals encourages children to read, by providing a non-judgmental listener in the form of a furry friend. No registration.

*SPRING BREAK – Family Movie

Friday, March 20th at 10:00 am in Meeting Room A/B
Bring the whole family to enjoy a 1971 musical about a poor boy who wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. Rated G/100 min.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room B
Kids age 6 to 9 years old who love the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne will love the activities and craft based on the Tigers at Twilight book. Please register each month by calling 331-4490.


Friday, March 27th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 5 and up are invited to join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided. No registration.



Hour of Code

Tuesday, March 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

In honor of Teen Tech Week (March 8-14), the Urbandale Public Library along with Drake University and the South Central STEM Hub at Drake University are presenting an “Hour of Code.” This fun, interactive session on coding is designed for teens age 13-18.

The “Hour of Code” program is the first step for teens on a journey to learn more about how technology works and how to create software applications.

Register by Monday, March 9th by calling 331-4490 or email Space is limited.

Teen Knitting

Tuesday, March 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Learn to knit, check out some new knitting projects, or just work on your own special project – teen knitters of all skill levels (even beginners!) are welcome to come join the fun. Class size will be kept small so teens have a chance to work one-on-one with instructors. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. Please call 331-4490 or email to register.