Library Services Update:Starting Thursday, February 11, the library will re-open for browsing! Click this message for hours and information about other library services available.

All in-person programs at the Urbandale Public Library are cancelled until further notice. However, we are happy to offer a range of interactive virtual programs! 

Please check our online calendar to view all the programs we offer.

Special Events for Kids

Click here to check out all the fun Spring Break Programs we have March 15-19!


Iowa’s Underground Railroad with the African American Museum of Iowa

  • Thursday, February 25th @ 5:00 PM
  • Target Audience: Ages 8-14, families welcome!

You won’t find Harriet Tubman in this program, because it’s all about Iowa’s Underground Railroad. Learn common Underground Railroad codes and discover how to navigate using the stars as you learn about those that made a daring and dangerous escape from slavery.

Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Superhero Family Bingo

  • Saturday, March 27th @ 2:00 PM
  • Target Audience: Ages 5-8, families

Want to play a game? Why not play with families all over Urbandale! 

We’ll e-mail you a printable superhero themed bingo card, OR you can pick up a card outside the Library in the brochure box located near our book return starting Friday, March 5th. Then join us via zoom to play! Feel free to reach out to jstolz@urbandale.org if you have questions.

Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Great Graphics Club

  • Tuesday, March 30th @ 6:30 PM
  • Age Requirement: 8-12

If you can’t get enough of comics and graphic novels, then this is the club for you! 

Each month, we will focus on a different comic book or graphic novel series for kids ages 8-12. We will also do a drawing exercise each time, and you can bring artwork to share if you’d like. 

This month, please read at least one of the books from “The Bad Guys” series by Aaron Blabey. These books are popular, so if you can’t get one right away, make sure to place a hold! We ask that you check out one book from the series per family at this time, so more families can join in. Click this link for a list of books in the series found in our catalog.

Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.


Weekly Programs for Kids

Join us each week for a variety of programs and events!

Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

  • Fridays in March, Available in the Children’s Section of the Library during Grab ‘n Go Service (click here for current service hours) No registration, while supplies last.
  • Recommended for Preschool and up

Each Friday in March we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! 

Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not currently have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 


Pre-registration is required for each weekly virtual event. Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945. Be sure to include an email address when you sign up, and check your email for the link the evening before the event.

Zoom Storytime

  • Mondays @ 10:00 AM
  • Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome!

Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories. 

Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Rise and Shine

  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM
  • Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome!

Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 20 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time.

Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.