Urbandale Public Library/Programs/Kids Programs & Events

Our full summer schedule can be found here!  Please note, some programs required advance registration and schedules may vary.  For the most current information about any of these programs or to register, please call us at 515-278-3945 or check out our online calendar.

Check back in August for our new fall schedule!

 

Storytime

The age recommendations provided for the storytime programs described below indicate the developmental level the program targets.  However, every child is different. If you’re not sure if a storytime is the right fit for your child, we encourage you to try it out.

Storytime is a fantastic opportunity to bond and share the learning experience, so caregivers should plan on attending and participating! No registration required.  Siblings welcome!

Book Babies (0-24 months): Bounce, sing, shake, and play with us at this “can’t sit still” storytime.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 AM

Toddler Time (2-3 years): This short-attention span storytime is full of music, stories, and rhymes.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Family Storytime (4+ years): Join us for fun and interactive stories to keep the whole family entertained and engaged.  Pajamas are welcome at our evening session!

  • Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:15 AM
  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Rise and Shine (Ages 2 -7):  An active exploration of music and movement with instruments, bubbles, stretching, and more!

  • Thursdays at 9:00 AM

The Library also offers special events for early learners and their families.  Please check our events calendar for more details.

Please check back in August for information about the return of the Junior Scientists and Junior Artists programs, a new time for the Rise and Shine program, and more preschool programs!  This September, we’ll be launching our 1000 Books before Kindergarten program!

 

School-Age Special Programs

Note:  Our SUMMER is full of special events!   Please check our events calendar for the most current information about our programs and to register.  Please check back in August for our new fall schedule!

 

Minecraft:  Kids of all ages are encouraged to test their Minecraft skills.  Please register!

  • Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Music from Scratch (Ages 10-14):   In this 8-week course, kids ages 10-14 will learn the basics of computer science as they work with Scratch to play musical notes, create a music video, and more! Projects are cumulative, so please plan on attending most weeks! Registration required.
  • Mondays, June 4 – July 23 at 6:00 PM
Join us again in the fall for Homeschool Club, Crazy 8s Math, Afterschool Art, CulturALL, family movies, and more . . . coming soon!  Information on the fall schedule will be available in August!

 

The Library also offers special events for school-age kids and their families.   Please check our events calendar for more details.

For more information on programming for teens ages 12-17, please visit our For Teens page.