Library Services Update:The Urbandale Public Library is closed until further notice. Click this message for more information.

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! 

Special Events for Kids

In September, The Arts UP Close program resident, Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild, will be hosting virtual workshops for kids and adults.

Please check our online calendar for more information and to register.

Weekly Virtual Programs for Kids

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

Pre-registration is required for each weekly 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

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.  Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome! Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Rise and Shine

  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM

**NO Rise and Shine September 30th**

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. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Making History

  • Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, & 17th @ 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 26th @ 10:00 AM (Special Event)

Join us each week for a new tale of a person who changed the world, some of whom may be new to you. We’ll share a picture book biography and give some background information about the person and the time they lived in. Parents are encouraged to listen in, as some books may inspire questions and conversations. Recommended for ages 6 – 10, siblings welcome. Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Zoom into Reading: Kids Book Club

  • Tuesday, September 8th & Mondays September 14th, 21st, & 28th @ 4:00 PM

Ages 8-12 are invited to meet once a week to connect with friends over a good book! For September, we’ll be reading Iowa Children’s Choice nominee You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P! by Alex Gino.

Themes: Deaf culture, faux pas/manners when interacting with Deaf people, and correcting one’s own misconceptions.

Register early and you’ll receive a free copy of the story to keep (while supplies last) and a reading schedule. Library staff will contact you to arrange a pickup time.