Youth Programs

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NOVEMBER YOUTH PROGRAMS

Reading Pals

Thursday, November 20th 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.

LEGO Club

Friday, November 21st 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.

 

DECEMBER YOUTH PROGRAMS

Minecraft Mania

Mondays – December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 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.

Santa Story Times

Wednesday & Thursday, December 10th & 11th at 9:30 and 10:15 pm in the Story Room
Kids age 3 to 6 years are invited to listen to stories, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and make a craft.  No registration.

Santa Family Story Time

Thursday, December 11th, at 6:30 pm in the Story Room
Families with children age 2 and up are invited to listen to stories, then visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and make a craft.  No registration.

Science Sleuths

Friday, December 12th at 10:30 am in the Story Room
Science Sleuths is a thirty-minute hands-on science program designed for kids ages 3 to 6. Small sleuths, accompanied by their parents, will explore construction and building with a story, craft and other activities. Please register each month by calling 331-4490.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Monday, December 15th 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 Hour of the Olympics book. Register each month by calling 331-4490.

Reading Pals

Thursday, December 18th 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.

LEGO Club

Friday, December 19th 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.

Special Family Story Times

Monday & Tuesday, December 22nd & 23rd, at 10:00 am in the Story Room
Snow, snow, snow, we’ll celebrate the white stuff, with stories, activities and a craft.  Join us for thirty minutes of story time fun. No registration.

Monday & Tuesday, December 29th & 30th, at 10:00 am in the Story Room
What animals thrive in cold temperatures? Enjoy thirty minutes of stories and activities about Arctic and Antarctic animals.  No registration.

Jonathan May

Monday, December 30th at 7:00 pm in Meeting Rooms A/B
Professional magician, Jonathan May, will provide family-friendly entertainment for kids of all ages. Registration is not required.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Wednesday, December 31st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Meetings Room A/B
Families are invited to make a noisy craft, dance, and celebrate the New Year. We’ll count down to the New Year at 12 Noon! Registration is not required.

 

DECEMBER TEEN PROGRAMS

Yoga for Teens

Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Story Room
Tweens and teens ages 12-17, this is your chance to experience yoga! Urbandale Parks and Rec will add teen yoga to its programming in January. Join yoga instructor, Mary Lasky, to see what the class is all about. You might find inner peace, or at the least, a new way to stay active this winter. To register call 331-4490.

Holiday Creations

Wednesday, December 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm in Meeting Room B

Unleash your creative side by making unique holiday cards and gifts with the Heartland Stampers. Tweens and teens age 12 to 18 years are invited to drop in and try out the ideas and use the materials provided by the Stampers. You’ll leave with some super-cute holiday gifts! No registration.