Library Services Update:Effective July 1, the Urbandale Public Library is suspending lobby service, and will remain closed until further notice. Curbside pick up is still available. Click this message for more information.

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

All in-person programs at the Urbandale Public Library cancelled until further notice.  However, we are offering virtual programs and special events! Please check our online calendar or call us at 515-278-3945 for the most current schedule and to register. 


While you can’t come into the Library for programs yet, you can take some home with you. Starting in July, pick up new Craft-to-Go kits each week for school age kids and teens (while supplies last). Check our Facebook page for instructions on when and how to pick them up!

Teen Book Club

A Zoom book club just for teens! For ages 13 – 18 only.

  • Mondays & Thursdays in June and July @ Noon.

June Book: Get wrapped up in Truly Devious, a mystery by Maureen Johnson!

July Book: Journey down the rabbit hole in A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney!

Themes: Magic / Fantasy- Monster slaying- Urban setting-Friendships, dating, and familial relationships- Grief / Death of a loved one- Effects of racism

Register for the first session of each month to receive a free copy of the book that you can keep (while supplies last). Library staff will contact you by phone to arrange a time to pickup your free book.

Pre-registration is required for each weekly book club meeting. 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. A new link will be sent each week.

Special Events

Watch our calendar for a complete list of other special events and programs for teens – and the whole family!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

The Library’s Summer 2020 Teen Volunteer Program has been suspended until further notice.