Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 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.

Begins June 4 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.

Kids’ Story Time @ Reiman Gardens
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every other week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult. No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

Pop-Up Library In The Park @ Dewey Park
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 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.

Begins June 4 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.

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Jun 27 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 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.

Begins June 4 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.

Preschool Storytime @ East Side Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old.

Summer Storytime @ Plot Twist Book Store
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am

The storytime theme will change each week, but the day (Thursday) and time (11am – 12pm) will remain the same (unless otherwise mentioned).

Weekly Themes:

June 20: Elephant and Piggie
June 27: Garden
July 11: Pinkilicious
July 18: Auto
July 25: Waldo
August 1: Marine
August 8: Dogs
August 15: State Fair
August 22: Bug

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ Forest Avenue Library
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm

Entire Family

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish.

Disfruten cuentos, rimas, ya canciones en ingles y espanol.

Jun
28
Fri
Baby Lapsit @ Grimes Public Library
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am

Bring your baby and sing songs, play games, and socialize with other babies and their caregivers. Recommended for birth through 18 months. No registration required.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 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.

Begins June 4 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.

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

All ages are welcome to come and share stories, songs and a simple craft with other library friends.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 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.

Begins June 4 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 Storytime @ Central Library
Jun 28 @ 10:15 am

18 months – 3 years

Join us for stories, songs, and movement to practice the 5 simple steps of pre-literacy: reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing..

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 28 @ 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.

Begins June 4 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.

Fairytale Time in the Park @ West Des Moines Parks
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am

FREE EVENT – No Pre-Registration Required: Come experience your community park and join the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff for a story and a craft. Bring a blanket and a friend!

June 7 American Legion
June 14 Quail Cove
June 21 Ashawa
June 28 Huston Ridge
July 5 Jaycee
July 12 Wild Rose
July 19 Kiwanis
July 26 Meadowview
August 2 Pearson

Play, Grow, Learn! @ East Side Library
Jun 28 @ 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

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am

Join us for this fun, interactive story time tailored toward children ages 2 to 5 that explores nature and plants. During each program, participants enjoy stories and an activity based on the week’s theme. For a detailed schedule, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com.
Registration not required.

 

Jun
29
Sat
Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at The Shoppes at Three Fountains offer a weekly morning story time 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.

Jun
30
Sun
Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at The Shoppes at Three Fountains offer a weekly morning story time 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.