Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Get ready to read, dance, and play at the Altoona Public Libary! We will have a half hour of books, rhymes, and music, followed by a free play time where toddlers can play with each other.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Preschoolers Jump! @ Indianola Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Books, music, and movement add up to fun in this 30-minute storytime. (Morning and afternoon sessions will be the same each week.) Ages 3-5 years.

Babies and Books @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am

Bring your babies to the Altonna Public Library for a fun and interactive storytime! We will work on early literacy skills, sing songs, dance, and play together.

Ages 0-18 months

Thursday Night Fun @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm

Families with children of various ages will delight in making memories during\ our Thursday night programs! As a reminder, these programs are free and pre-registration is necessary as indicated below. For programs that require registration, please register each person attending to ensure that we have plenty of supplies available. Go online, call, or stop in the library to register. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for Clive residents and Tuesday, May 7 for non-residents.

Description Dates/Times/Notes

Date with Dad: Father figures are invited to bring their children for a fun evening of stories, dancing, crafts, treats and games! Let’s celebrate Fatherhood! June 6 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Jumbo Game Night: This is a traditional family gaming activity with a giant twist! Jumbo game stations will be set up in our library community room along with complimentary popcorn and drinks. June 13 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Live Performance: Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, spirited performer, skilled guitarist, and captivating tap-dancer. Come see him perform with his distinct baritone as he sings hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will be delighted to hear. June 20 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Hot Dog Dinner Theater: Join the library staff for a fun summer evening of hot dogs, chips, drinks, and dessert followed by a special magic performance! June 27 Dinner begins 5:30 p.m. Show begins 6:00 p.m. Library Community Room Space limited. Registration required. (Please register only the members who will be eating dinner.)

Bubble Show: Absolute Science will mesmerize and entertain all ages while demonstrating the art and magic behind this timeless playtime tradition: Bubbles! July 11 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family Sing-Along: Explore the universal language of music together in a relaxed and playful setting. This is an educationallybased program taught by local instructor and guitarist, Denise Forney. This program will include exposure to a variety of early music concepts, singing, finger plays, dancing, fun props, instrument play, and tips to take home. July 18 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Cardboard Car Drive-in Movie: Fly on in with your original cardboard vehicle and enjoy a free showing of a cosmic family friendly movie (PG). Popcorn and drinks provided. Need a vehicle for the drive-in? We will have cardboard and other supplies ready for car making two hours before the movie begins. July 25 Building begins at 4:00 p.m. Movie begins at 6:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for building.

Hanson Family Jugglers: Come see Guinness World Record holder for speed juggling, Mark Hanson. You will hear inspiring stories and watch the entire family juggle balls and scarves, perform unicycle tricks, and so much more! August 1 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Special Events Building, Clive Aquatic Center (1801 NW 114th St., Clive) Registration required.

 

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.

Friday Family Movies @ Indianola Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us for our annual summer movie series!

6/7 – LEGO Movie 2

6/14 – Ralph Breaks the Internet

6/21 – Toy Story 2

6/28 – Hotel Transylvania 3

7/05 – Lilo & Stitch

07/12 – Wall-E

07/19 – Big Hero 6

07/26 – Teen Titans Go! the Movie

Pipsqueak Playdate @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

Play is an important early literacy skill.  Come participate in art, sensory activities, and free play at your own pace at the Altoona Public Library.  We’ll have a number of stations to explore.  Children and adults will enjoy the opportunity to socialize.  This program is intended for children ages 0-5.

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.

Otherworldly Animal Adaptations @ Grimes Public Library
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm

Just as an astronaut needs a spacesuit in space, animals have found ways to survive their environments. Meet animals from Blank Park Zoo’s Education Departments and learn about their otherworldly adaptations. All ages.

Jun
29
Sat
Worm Races @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm

Slow and squirmy wins the race! It’s time for Worm Races! Bring your own worm, or use one of ours, to compete in a super slimy race. There will be prizes for the winners and snacks for everyone! (Even the worms!)

All ages are welcome (7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Registration is required.

*This program will have Early Registration at our Summer Kick-Off event on Sunday, June 3rd from 2:30 – 4:30 PM*

Jul
1
Mon
Storytime in the Park @ Various Grimes Parks
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am

Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for checkout. Weather Permitting.  Visit Parks Department for park information.

  • June 10 – Kennybrook South
  • June 17 Beaverbrooke Park
  • June 24 Glenstone Park
  • July 1 Grimes Community Complex Park
  • July 8 Autumn Park
  • July 15 Shawver Park
  • July 22 Waterworks Park
Toddler Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Jul 1 @ 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 @ Altoona Public Library
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am

Get ready to read, dance, and play at the Altoona Public Libary! We will have a half hour of books, rhymes, and music, followed by a free play time where toddlers can play with each other.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Mondays at the Movies @ Grimes Public Library
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

Join us each Monday at 2pm for a free movie and popcorn!

  • June 10 Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation (120 min.) PG
  • June 17 Ralph Breaks the Internet (112 min.) PG
  • June 24 Beauty and the Beast (85 min.) G
  • July 1 Space Jam (87 min.) PG
  • July 8 Incredibles 2 (118 min.) PG
  • July 15 Mary Poppins Returns (130 min.) PG
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World (110 min.) NR
  • July 29 Monsters vs. Aliens (95 min. ) PG
Move and Groove @ Grimes Public Library
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm

Get your groove on!  Join Kelly for music, dancing, imagination yoga, and a story!  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages 2 + recommended

Space Craft It @ Indianola Public Library
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm

Two Sessions 10:30 and 11:30 am

6/3 – Alien Clay Creations

6/10 – Painting Alien Clay Creations

6/17 – Galaxy in a Jar

6/24 – Suncatchers

7/1 – Planet Magnets

7/8 – (10:30 only) – Craft Clean-Up

Jul
2
Tue
Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Jul 2 @ 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.

Shimmie Shake Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

Come dance, groove, and learn at our Shimmie Shake Storytime!
We will sing songs, learn dances, and read interactive stories. We encourage parents to come ready to work out and dance along their kids!

All ages

Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 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.

Storytime repeated at 9:30 AND 10 am.

Toddler Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Jul 2 @ 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!