Events at the Library

Wednesday, August 31st

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Aug. 31st 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Sunday, September 4th

  • Board In The Library

    Story Time Room Sun., Sep. 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 6th

  • Block Party!

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 6th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 6th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 7th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 8th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 8th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, September 11th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 11th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 12th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 12th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 13th

  • Tape Town

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 13th 10:30am - 11:30am

    An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

    Category: Kids

  • Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 13th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 14th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 15th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 15th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, September 18th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 18th All Day

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 19th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 19th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 19th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 20th

  • Story Time With Ruby The Reading Red Panda

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 20th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join the Blank Park Zoo and Ruby the plush red panda for a very special story time. This program is geared towards kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but all ages welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Read With Heart

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 20th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 21st 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 22nd 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, September 25th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Sep. 25th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, September 26th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 26th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Sep. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Parachute Story Time

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 27th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for parachute games/songs, a story, and a craft! For ages 2-5. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Curious Kids

    Story Time Room Tue., Sep. 27th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Sep. 28th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, September 29th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Sep. 29th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, October 2nd

  • Board In The Library

    Story Time Room Sun., Oct. 2nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

    Category: Kids

Monday, October 3rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 3rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 3rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 4th

  • Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 4th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 5th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 5th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 5th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 6th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 6th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, October 9th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Oct. 9th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, October 10th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 10th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 11th

  • Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 11th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 12th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 12th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 13th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Oct. 13th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Monday, October 17th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Oct. 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 18th

  • [CANCELLED] Read With Heart

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 18th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 19th

  • [CANCELLED] Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 19th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 20th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Oct. 20th 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, October 23rd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Oct. 23rd All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, October 24th

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Mon., Oct. 24th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, October 25th

  • Curious Kids

    Story Time Room Tue., Oct. 25th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, October 26th

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Oct. 26th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, October 27th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Oct. 27th 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

Monday, October 31st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 31st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Oct. 31st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 1st

  • Story Time With The Iowa Library For The Blind

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 1st 10:30am - 11:30am

    Enjoy a story and activities led by a Youth Librarian from the Iowa Library for the Blind, learn about braille, and receive a personalized bookmark with your kiddo's name in braille! *Special note to parents: This storytime will help your child gain a better understanding of how similar each one of us can be, even if we do things a little differently from one another.

    Category: Kids

  • Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 1st 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 2nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 2nd 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 3rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 3rd 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, November 6th

  • Board In The Library

    Story Time Room Sun., Nov. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 8th

  • Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 8th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 9th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 10th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, November 13th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 13th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 15th

  • Read With Heart

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 15th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 16th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, November 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Nov. 17th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 21st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, November 22nd

  • Curious Kids

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 22nd 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 23rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, November 27th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Nov. 27th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, November 28th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, November 30th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 30th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Nov. 30th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, December 1st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 1st 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, December 4th

  • Board In The Library

    Story Time Room Sun., Dec. 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

    Category: Kids

Monday, December 5th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 5th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 5th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 6th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. *Grades K-2

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 7th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Thursday, December 8th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 8th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

Sunday, December 11th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Dec. 11th All Day

    Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 13th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, December 14th

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 14th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids

Tuesday, December 20th

  • Read With Heart

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 20th 4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, December 21st

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 21st 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

    Category: Kids