Holiday Closure:The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The Urbandale Public Library is happy to offer a range of in-person programs!

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

Scavenger Hunts

Year-round, drop into the library to hunt down 9 themed pictures hidden throughout the children’s area. Don’t forget to sign the champion’s log after you’ve found them all!

Storytimes (June-July Schedule)

Check out our event calendar (click here) for exact dates and amendments to the regular schedule.

Baby Bounce (0-24 mo) –

  • Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4), 9:30 AM
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July, 9:30 AM

Music & Movement (2-7 yrs) – 

  • Wednesdays June 8-July 27, 9:30 or 10:30 AM

Family Storytime (2-6 yrs) – 

  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays in June & July, 10:30 AM

Storytime in the Parks (June 14-August 11 Schedule)

Join us for stories, songs, and family FUN in a different Urbandale Park each week! The Urbandale Public Library and Parks and Rec Department have partnered up to bring you Storytime in the Parks every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and Thursday evening at 6:30 PM, June 14 – August 11. Grab a “Parks Passport” from the Library and see how many parks in Urbandale you can visit! Target Ages: 2-8, families welcome!

  • June 14 & 16 at Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park
  • June 21 & 23 at Walnut Creek Regional Park (Large Shelter)
  • June 28 & 30 at Lions Park Gazebo
  • July 5 & 7 at Rocklyn Park Shelter
  • July 12 & 14 at Dunlap Arboretum (Bishop Shelter)
  • July 19 & 21 at Barrett Boesen Shelter
  • July 26 & 28 at Murphy Park Shelter
  • August 2 & 4 at Rocklyn Park Shelter
  • August 9 & 11 at Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park

Monday Hands-On Play (June-July Schedule)

  • Mondays June 6-July 25 (Closed July 4), 2:30-4:00 PM

Target Audience: Ages 1-7, siblings welcome

Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard

Each week try three stations of tactile activities to engage your child’s sense of creativity, curiosity, and discovery! Remember to wear an art shirt or dress for a mess. (Special Hands-on Play: June 13)

Creativity Quest (June-July Schedule)

  • Thursdays June 9-July 28, 10:00-11:30 AM

Target Audience: Ages 6-12

Location: Outside the library, on the Northeast Courtyard

Try out hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities.

Afternoon Fun (June-July Schedule)

Afternoon Fun: LEGO (Drop-in) –  

  • 1st Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 PM

Afternoon Fun: Get Crafty (Drop-in) –  

  • 2nd Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 PM

Afternoon Fun: STEM (Drop-in) –  

  • 3rd Tuesday,  3:00-4:30 PM

Afternoonl Fun: Board Games (Drop-in) –  

  • 4th Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 PM