Library Services Update:The Library is closing early on Friday, October 22 at 5:00 PM to clear the parking lot for a community event. Click this message for hours and information about current library services offered.

The Urbandale Public Library is happy to offer virtual and in-person 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.


Tween & Teen Painting Party: Haunted House or Hogwarts

  • Thursday, October 21 @ 4:30-5:30 PM and 6:00-7:00 PM

Carisa will guide you step-by-step on how to paint your own masterpiece of a Starry Night scene featuring Hogwarts or a haunted house. Come socialize, paint, and create! Don’t forget to bring a paint shirt or dress accordingly. 

This program is open to teens and tweens ages 10-17 only. Registration required to secure your spot. Please register online or by calling 515-278-3945.

Choose the session that works best for you (both are the same painting)

  • Ages 10-14 are encouraged to register for the 4:30 PM session 
  • Ages 12-17 are encouraged to register for the 6:00 PM session 

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Teens and tweens ages 12 – 17 can volunteer at the Urbandale Public Library this 2021-2022 school year! Deadline for the Fall/Winter Volunteer Application is October 20, 2021. Click here for more details.