Mar
21
Thu
Songs & Stories @ Waukee Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:15 pm

Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to enjoy 20-25 minutes of fun songs and stories with one of our youth services librarians. No registration required.

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.

Mar
22
Fri
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Mar 22 @ 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 March 12 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
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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 March 12 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.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Mar 22 @ 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 March 12 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.

Drop-in Oliver’s Puppy Tales @ West Des Moines Public Library
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am

Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus!

For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 22 @ 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.

 

Baby Lapsit @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 22 @ 11:00 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.

Mar
23
Sat
Saturday Stories @ Clive Public Library
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am

Ages 5 and younger (with an adult)

Saturdays,  January 26, February 23, March 23, April 20, May 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Jump-start the weekend as a family with books and Saturday morning fun! Join us for this 20–30 minute program highlighting picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore. Not ready to get out of your pajamas? PJs, slippers, blankets, and sleepy time friends are encouraged.

As Pete the Cat would say “It’s all groovy.”

Drop-in program.

Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at The Shoppes at Three Fountains offer a weekly Saturday 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.

Mar
25
Mon
Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am

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.

This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

Books & Babies @ Waukee Public Library
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am

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.

This story hour combines our programs previously known as Storytime and Wee Read.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)
Begins March 11 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.

Drop-in Family Storytime @ West Des Moines Public Library
Mar 25 @ 6:45 pm
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.
Mar
26
Tue
Press Play! @ Johnston Public Library
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am

Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Mar 26 @ 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 March 12 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
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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.