Mar
21
Thu
Family Movie Night @ Pleasant Hill Library
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Third Thursday of each month at 6 pm. Enjoy a family-friendly movie, free popcorn and lemonade!

Spring Break Nerf Attack! – Teens @ Indianola Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Grades 6-12 only. After hours. All supplies provided. All players must sign their name in agreement to the rules the day of the event before being able to play. Personal Nerf guns/darts will not be allowed.

Thursday Night Fun @ Clive Public Library
Mar 21 @ 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. Please register each person attending to ensure that we have plenty of supplies available. Go online, call, or stop in the library to register.

Description Dates/Times/Notes

Family Sing-Along: Explore music together in a relaxed and playful setting. This is a 30-minute educationally-based program taught by local instructor and guitarist, Denise Forney. Classes include exposure to a variety of early music concepts, singing, finger plays, dancing, fun props, instrument play, and tips to take home. January 31 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Art Night Out: Bring the whole family to enjoy a relaxing evening of making masterpieces of your own. Led by an expert art educator from the Des Moines Art Center. February 7 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room Space limited. Registration required.

Storytime Yoga: Storytime Yoga is a full body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Featuring puppets, stories, songs, yoga poses and silly breathing exercises for beginner yogis of all ages. A mandala activity will follow along with herbal tea and juice station. Feel free to bring your own mat, but they are not required. February 14 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Party: Won’t you be, our guest? Join Daniel Tiger and Library staff for an evening of celebrating what it means to be a good neighbor and friend. Stories, music, activities, and healthy snacks. Daniel Tiger will make an appearance for high fives, hugs and photos. February 21 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family Build: Builders of all ages are welcome as we turn our library community room into a world of its own! Various centers will be set up for different age groups so all in the family can create to their heart’s content. February 28 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Mundo Music: All ages and levels are invited to this movement class. Enjoy live music while learning how people around the world express themselves through international dance and sound. March 7 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Family Bedtime Stories: End the day as a family with books and bedtime fun! Join us for this 30-minute program in your pajamas and slippers with your favorite sleepy time friend or blanket. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore. March 14 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Story Time Room No registration required.

TBA: Check back soon for announcement! March 21 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Stuffed Animal Jammy Dance and Sleepover: Bring your stuffed animal for a night of pajamafun with local children’s author, Rebecca Janni. Story time, games, music, and craft. Leave your stuffed animal overnight so you can see what happens at the library when the lights go out. Pajama attire encouraged but not required. March 28 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

EGGS-cellent Extravaganza: Spring is in the air! Join us and EGGs-plore through stories, music, crafts, games, and an indoor scavenger hunt. April 4 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required.

Family LEGO Night: Builders of all ages are welcome as we turn our library community room into a world of its own! Various centers will be set up for different age groups so all in the family can create to their heart’s content. April 11 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Magnificent Monarchs: Library staff is teaming up with the Polk County Conservation to bring you a transformational evening of learning. Explore the life history of monarch butterflies, learn about their migration habits, and meet the library’s newest member, a caterpillar who will be released to one of our city parks when ready. An art station will be provided for the littles and after the program. April 18 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

Make ‘n Take Mother’s Day Crafts: We will provide the supplies to create and some ideas to get you inspired. Make and take something truly from the heart for the mothers in your life! While supplies last. April 25 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room 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
Pipsqueak Playdate @ Altoona Public Library
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am

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

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
25
Mon
Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Mar 25 @ 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.

Move and Groove @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 25 @ 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

Mar
26
Tue
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.

Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 26 @ 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.

Special Ruby Reads Storytime on June 12th!

You’ve probably seen the red pandas at the zoo, but have you met Ruby the red panda yet?

Ruby is a very special red panda stuffed bear, and she loves to read!  Join Ruby for one of her favorite stories and meet some of her animal friends from Blank Park Zoo during this fun and interactive program geared toward ages 2-4.

Storytime repeated at 9:30 AND 10am.

Toddlers Wiggle @ Indianola Public Library
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am

Stories, rhymes, and music — and plenty of wiggle time! Join us for 30 minutes of fun for toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18-36 months, with an adult.

Toddlertime @ Pleasant Hill Library
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am

Includes lots of movement and singing. Parent or care provider involvement is necessary in order for your little one to get the most out of our time together. While older siblings are welcome. Children under 3 are encouraged to attend.  No registration necessary.

Mar
27
Wed
Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.

 

 

Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us as we share stories, rhymes, songs, games and crafts. No registration required.

 

Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am

Children of all ages can come to storytime to hear stories, sing songs, and learn early literacy skills. Each week will have a new theme and kids will make a craft to take home or participate in a hands-on activity after the storytime is over.

Preschool Stoytime @ Pleasant Hill Library
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and finger plays are not only fun, but they also help get your child ready to read! Each week’s activities are theme-based, so it’s easy to continue the fun at home. Encourage your child to participate during story time. If s/he isn’t ready to be party of the fun, just watching and listening are valuable too! Pre-school story time is designed for preschool aged children and includes a simple craft. 

Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am

Children of all ages can come to storytime to hear stories, sing songs, and learn early literacy skills. Each week will have a new theme and kids will make a craft to take home or participate in a hands-on activity after the storytime is over.

Mar
28
Thu
Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Mar 28 @ 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.

Preschool Stoytime @ Pleasant Hill Library
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and finger plays are not only fun, but they also help get your child ready to read! Each week’s activities are theme-based, so it’s easy to continue the fun at home. Encourage your child to participate during story time. If s/he isn’t ready to be party of the fun, just watching and listening are valuable too! Pre-school story time is designed for preschool aged children and includes a simple craft.