Nov
23
Fri
Rise and Shine @ Urbandale Public Library
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am

Rise and Shine (Ages 2 -7):  An active exploration of music and movement with instruments, bubbles, stretching, and more!

  • Fridays at 10:00 AM
Play, Grow, Learn! @ East Side Library
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the East Side Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success – Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of toys and more that promote learning for little ones.

18 months – 6 years

Nov
24
Sat
Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at Jordan Creek Town Center offers weekly Saturday morning story times in their Children’s Department.  With a fun and exciting new book every week along with crafts and activities you won’t want to miss it.

Nov
26
Mon
Book Babies @ Urbandale Public Library
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am

Bounce, sing, shake, and play with us at this “can’t sit still” story time! We’ll have 20-30 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can interact with their peers!

Storytime @ Johnston Public Library
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am

Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

Books & Babies @ Waukee Public Library
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am

For infants (0-17 mo.) and care-givers. 15 minutes of songs, rhymes and books, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. All storytime attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited for the safety of the children.

Storytime @ Johnston Public Library
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am

Storytime is designed for the 3-5 year old crowd with their grown-up. Younger and older sibling are welcome. Plan to come and interact with your child as we read, sing, and move together.

Toddler Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am
This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We’ll share short books, rhymes, and music in the first thirty minutes, followed by a chance to stay and play!
Baby Rhyme Time @ Forest Avenue Library
Nov 26 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Session 1: Begins November 26 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 14 and runs for seven weeks.

This is a bonding time for you and your infant that models beginning literacy skills with the use of board books, puppets, finger plays, nursery rhymes, singing, and tips to take home. An open play and social time follows. Feel free to come even if baby believes it’s naptime.

Drop-in program.

Nov
27
Tue
Book Babies @ Urbandale Public Library
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am

Bounce, sing, shake, and play with us at this “can’t sit still” story time! We’ll have 20-30 minutes of interactive programming, followed by an unstructured playtime where children and caregivers can interact with their peers!

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am

Sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft with friends at the library! Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a caregiver. No registration required.

Toddler Time repeated at 9:30 AND 10am.

Preschool Storytime @ Waukee Public Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft. For children who can sit for longer stories to develop school readiness. All storytime attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited for the safety of the children.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Toddler Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am
This short-attention span story time is perfect for toddlers. We’ll share short books, rhymes, and music in the first thirty minutes, followed by a chance to stay and play!
Toddler Time @ Waukee Public Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds. All storytime attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited for the safety of the children.

Baby Rhyme Time @ Franklin Avenue Library
Nov 27 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Begins November 27 and runs for four weeks.
Session 2: Begins January 15 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ East Side Library
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.