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 cancelled until further notice. However, we are offering virtual programs and special events!

All virtual events require pre-registration; visit our online program calendar or give us a call at 515-278-3945 option 1 to register.

The Library offers a variety of programs and special events just for teens! Events are for ages 12-17, unless otherwise noted.


Teen Battle of the Brains: Statewide Smackdown

  • Monday, March 15th @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Register Here)
  • Target Audience: Ages 12-18 only

Join us for the third Teen Battle of the Brains: Statewide Smackdown!

Show off your smarts and compete, via Zoom, against teens from other libraries in Iowa! There will be five rounds of questions on topics ranging from pop culture to more serious studies, crafted with teens in mind. Don’t hide that big brain! Your hobby, fandom, or celebrity crush might just give your team the edge.

Teen Advocacy 101: Make a Difference!

  • Thursday, March 18th @ 2:00 PM (Register Here)
  • Target Audience: Ages 12-18 only

Have you ever wanted to change the world, but didn’t know how to do it?

Learn how to engage with elected officials on important issues. Understand how the processes work in government, and how to advocate for policy that matters to you! 


Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

The Teen Volunteer Program has been suspended until further notice.