Dec
16
Sat
Holiday Hijinks Lock In @ Altoona Public Library
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm

The elves are still busy planning this event–check back for more details!

Dinner and drinks will be provided!

Grades 7-12.  Registration required!

All participants must turn in a signed and completed permission slip before being admitted. Permission slips are available at the circulation desk, and will also be available the evening of.  Participants will be dropped off at 5 PM in the library meeting room.  Once the doors close at 5 PM, no one may leave or enter the building until pick up at 8 PM.

Dec
18
Mon
Move and Groove @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm

Come join Kelly for some music, singing, moving and grooving! For movement on the floor you may bring a towel or yoga mat. No registration necessary and children under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Dec
19
Tue
Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 19 @ 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 @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 19 @ 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.

Toddlers Wiggle @ Indianola Public Library
Dec 19 @ 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.

Dec
20
Wed
Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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.

Toddler Time @ Pleasant Hill Library
Dec 20 @ 10:00 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. Wednesday’s at 10 a.m.

Pre-school Story Time @ Pleasant Hill Library
Dec 20 @ 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. Wednesday’s & Thursday’s at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Dec 20 @ 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.

Teen Scene @ Johnston Public Library
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm

Early out Wednesday program for kids in grade 6 & up. Play video games on the big screen (usually Smash Bros. or Mario Kart), participate in other fun activities and eat snacks! No registration required. This week’s additional activity: Button Making!

Dec
21
Thu
Pre-school Story Time @ Pleasant Hill Library
Dec 21 @ 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. Wednesday’s & Thursday’s at 10:30 a.m.

Out of the Box–Teen Game Night @ Altoona Public Library
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Come raid our collection of games!  Try something new or play an old classic!  You bring friends; we’ll bring snacks!  Grades 7-12.h)

Thursday Night Fun @ Clive Public Library
Dec 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 and preregistration is necessary as indicated below. Please register for each child attending unless otherwise noted. Go online, call, or stop in the library to register. Note: We have changed our starting time to 6:15 p.m. to better accommodate working families and commuting times. Registration starts March 6 for residents and March 13 for non-residents.

11/2 – Odd Iowa Stories: An Evening of Spooky Tales

11/9 – Bookland

11/16 – Gobble, Gobble Story Time and Edible Craft

11/30 – Family Bingo for Books Night

12/7 – Family Magic Show

12/14 – Family Bedtime Stories

12/21- Make and Take Craft Night

12/28 – Olaf of Snow Party

1/18- Lego Landia

1/25- Animal Winter Wonders

2/1 – Game Night

2/8 – Family Bedtime Stories

2/15-Makerspace Mania

2/22-Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 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.

Dec
22
Fri
Baby Lapsit @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 22 @ 10:00 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.

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am

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

Dec
26
Tue
Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 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 @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 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.

Dec
27
Wed
Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Dec 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.