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.

 

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!

Fall 2019 Storytime Schedule 

(See also Storytime Explorers under “Weekly Programs” below)

 

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

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:00 AM

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

  • Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10:00 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!

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:45 AM

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

  • Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Saturday Storytimes:  Join us on  the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month for Baby Bounce and Family Storytime.

  • Baby Bounce at 9:30
  • Family Storytime at 10:30

Always check our events calendar for current information about these and other programs.

 

Weekly Children’s Programs

Please note, many 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.

NEW! Storytime Explorers (ages 4-8)**: At this older-ages storytime, we’ll practice asking questions and discovering answers using a combination of nonfiction and fiction. We’ll focus on developing thinking skills and a flexible mindset. Best suited to ages 4-8, each storytime will include discussion, reading, and extension activities. This program is a part of the Iowa STEM Scale-up program, Pint Size Science, and is made possible by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Please register each child (ages 4-8) who will participate.

  • Mondays at 10 AM and (Registration Required)
  • Mondays at 1 PM (Registration Required)

 

Crazy 8s (grades 1-2): Crazy 8s is an after-school math club for 1st and 2nd graders designed to get them fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…all while bonding with new friends over math. Lessons build on each other, so please plan on attending the majority of events. We’ll cover topics ranging from geometry and measuring to telling time and addition. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities may build on each other, so please plan on attending most weeks.

  • Most Tuesdays at 4:30 in Sept/Oct

 

Special Events

The library also offers a number of special events and series including CultureALL Artistic Experiences, Afterschool Art, and the Juniors series. Check our events calendar for the most up-to-date information on programs for all ages.

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