Registration is required for most of our children’s programs. To sign up, call 515.222.3405, stop in, or visit our online calendar, where you can click on a storytime title for more information, handouts, resources, or the online registration form.

New! 1000 Books before Kindergarten

for parents and children ages 0-6

Read to succeed! The best and the brightest have parents who read to them. Register online and track the stories YOU share with your child. When you reach 1000 books, earn a free book for your home collection! Click here to get started.

Lapsit Time

Rhymes, songs, puppets and a short story for children 1 month through 18 months old with an adult. Each week Mindy will introduce early literacy skills through rhymes, songs and play ideas that are easy to incorporate in baby’s everyday activities. We will be focusing on sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills and of course FUN! This program takes place August – May.

Mother Goose Time

Stories, rhymes, flannelboards, gentle tunes and puppets for children 6 months old through 2 years with an adult. Each week Megan will incorporate rhymes and songs that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds.

Oliver’s Puppy Tales

Picture books, action rhymes, flannelboards, puppets, and songs for the whole family! Join Amy and puppy Oliver in the Community Room at the front of the library for stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 1-4 with an adult. Drop-in sessions are offered on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30AM September – April.

Family Storytime

Join Nate in our Storyroom for loads of stories, flannelboards, movement rhymes, and music! Each week we will focus on a specific early literacy skill and provide tips and tricks for parents and caregivers to try at home. These drop-in sessions take place on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30AM September – April. This program takes place at 10:30 in the Community Room on Wednesdays during June and July.

Nighty-Night Family Storytime

Nighty-Night Storytime follows the same format as our Family Storytime. This program is a drop-in session (no registration) for all ages and takes place Monday evenings at 6:45 in the Storyroom.

We also have a variety of monthly programs for school age children! Each of these programs meets at least once a month. Registration is required for all of these programs. To sign up, call 515.222.3405, stop in, or visit our online calendar, where you can click on a program title for more information and the online registration form. You can also check our calendar to see if there are any other programs for older kids happening!

After School Adventures

Join one of the children’s librarians in the Community Room and participate in a fun adventure after your school day ends! September – April we will feature a different activity on a variety of subjects. For ages 5 – 12. Registration required.

Kids Club Read

If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you!  August – May we will have a short discussion then do an activity related to the book.  Some of the activities we have used in the past include: Jeopardy, Minute to Win It challenge, writing or drawing.  Register at the children’s desk or call 515-222-3405.

Book Club Sets

Do you have a school or neighborhood book club but have trouble finding enough copies of the book? We have you covered with our book club sets. Click here for a list of available titles and additional resources.