Urbandale Public Library/Halloween at the Library!

Have a SPOOKtacular good time!

Enjoy the wide variety of Halloween programs for children, teens, adults, and families taking place at the Library this month.


Teen Halloween Lock In (Grades 7-12)  Friday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 PM

Mad science, candy creations and more – come hungry!  Grades 7-12 only!  Registration required.  A signed parental consent form is also required to participate. Register here or by calling 515-278-3945.


Middle School Breakout!  (Grades 6-8) Friday, Oct. 13 at 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM

You’re locked in – can you escape?  Work as a team to find clues, solve the puzzles, and break free before time runs out.  Each group will have 30 minutes to complete the activity.  Grades 6-8 only. Registration is required.  Register by calling 515-278-3945 or by selecting one of the sessions below:


Urban Legends (Grades 3-5) Monday, Oct. 23  at 2:00 PM

Mythbusters meets campfire tales! We’ll talk about some scary stories and test your knowledge about urban myths.  A slightly creepy, but not totally terrifying program! Grades 3-5 only. Registration is required.  Register here or by calling 515-278-3945.


Trunk or Treat (All ages) Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 PM, 3740 86th Street

Sponsored by the Urbandale Police Department, this fun community event offers kids a chance to fill their treat bags with goodies provided by the police department, local businesses, and the Library! Registration not required.


HALLOW-STEAM (Ages 2-7 and their families) Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:00 PM

Wear your costume and join us for some Happy Halloween fun!  We’ll have candy science, math, and engineering activities, plus crafts, and stories. A special visitor from the Urbandale Police Department will share Halloween safety tips for everyone! Recommended for ages 2-7 and their families. Registration is required.  Register here or by calling 515-278-3945


Interactive Movie!  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  (Adults only) Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 6:00 PM

The Library and The Restricted Section have once again joined forces to bring an interactive Harry Potter movie experience to adults! For adults only. Registration is required.  Register here.