Youth Programs

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Lunch Bunch

Thursday, April 3, at 12 noon, in the Conference Room
Students in 3rd – 5th grades, who love books, will love the Lunch Bunch! Pick up your copy of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken at the library circulation desk. Then, enjoy lunch, a lively discussion and fun activities with other bibliophiles. Lunch can be ordered from Chapters Cafe by emailing or by calling 331-4490.

Minecraft Mania

Monday April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 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. Questions? Email or call 331-4490. No registration.

Teen Book Group

Wednesday, April 9th
Teen Book Group meets at two times in two different venues, every six weeks. High School students age 14 and older will meet at 2:30 pm in the Urbandale High School Media Center or at 6:30 pm in the library conference room. This month teens will discuss The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Questions? Email or call 331-4490.

Science Sleuths

Friday, April 11 at 10:30 am
Science Sleuths is a thirty-minute, hands-on science program designed for kids ages 3 – 6. Small sleuths, accompanied by their parents, will explore food. Register each month by calling 331-4490.

Teen Craft Club

Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Meeting Room A
Tweens and teens, age 11 to 17 years are invited to learn the ins and outs of drawing caricatures. Local artist, Duane Murray, will offer instruction on caricature techniques. Please register by Tuesday, April 15, by calling 331-4490 or by emailing

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm in Chapter’s Café
Calling all teens, we’d like your input on the library’s books, video games, music, programs, online resources and teen space. If you have opinions, please join us for our TAB meeting (there will be pizza). No registration required.


Friday, April 25 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Story Room
Kids, age 5 and up, join other LEGO enthusiasts and create unique LEGO designs. LEGOs and fun provided. No registration

Magic Tree House

Monday, April 28 at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room B
Kids age 6 to 9 years old who love The Ghost Town at Sundown book by Mary Pope Osborne can explore the Wild West with fun activities and a craft. Please register each month by calling 331-4490.