Temporary Calendar

Jul
17
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am
Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.
Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
18
Sat
Boots and Books @ Various Parks
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

Come join Muddy Boots Forest Camp for the Boots and Books series around the Des Moines metro! We will meet together for a toddler-paced hike at a local park and enjoy a healthy snack while listening to a story read to the group. Before you leave your child gets to choose his or her own book to bring home!

Registration includes: Group hike and story read aloud, one free book, and one healthy snack per child registered.

To register:
1) Click ‘Going’ to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration for selected dates:
https://form.jotform.com/193637912743163

Jul
20
Mon
Virtual Mother Goose @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
22
Wed
Virtual Lapsit Lambs @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am
Age: Babies

Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
23
Thu
Online Dewey Bear Story Time @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am

June and July
Thursday Mornings by 10:30am
Begins June 11 and runs for six weeks (no programs the week of June 29)
Ages 5 and younger
Join Dewey Bear and Library staff for an online story time via our Youtube channel! We will incorporate some of our traditional story time activities and you provide the bubbles cozy from home. This story time will be posted on our Facebook page and online calendar every Thursday for a few days to enjoy together at your leisure. No registration required.

Jul
24
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
25
Sat
Parent’s Morning Out @ Greenwood/Ashworth Park
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am

During a parent’s morning out children will join together at a local park for games, free-play, snack time with a story, and a craft to take home!
It’s a time for parents to run errands, enjoy a coffee date, or just relax at their favorite local hangout.

Enrollment is currently capped at 5 children per session ages 3-8.

*Provided snack will be nut-free.

To attend:
1) Click ‘Going” to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration
https://form.jotform.com/200016747680149

Jul
27
Mon
Boots and Books @ Various Parks
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

Come join Muddy Boots Forest Camp for the Boots and Books series around the Des Moines metro! We will meet together for a toddler-paced hike at a local park and enjoy a healthy snack while listening to a story read to the group. Before you leave your child gets to choose his or her own book to bring home!

Registration includes: Group hike and story read aloud, one free book, and one healthy snack per child registered.

To register:
1) Click ‘Going’ to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration for selected dates:
https://form.jotform.com/193637912743163

Virtual Mother Goose @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
29
Wed
Virtual Lapsit Lambs @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am
Age: Babies

Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Nature’s Story Hour @ Various Polk County Parks
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist from PCC. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: The day before

COST: Free

AGES: All ages welcome

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Jul
31
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Aug
6
Thu
Toddler Tales @ Jester Park Nature Center
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

  • July 2 – Busy Bees – outdoors on the patio
  • August 6 – Water Wonders – outdoors on the patio

REGISTRATION: Required

COST: Free

AGES: 3+

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Aug
7
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Jul
17
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
18
Sat
Boots and Books @ Various Parks
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

Come join Muddy Boots Forest Camp for the Boots and Books series around the Des Moines metro! We will meet together for a toddler-paced hike at a local park and enjoy a healthy snack while listening to a story read to the group. Before you leave your child gets to choose his or her own book to bring home!

Registration includes: Group hike and story read aloud, one free book, and one healthy snack per child registered.

To register:
1) Click ‘Going’ to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration for selected dates:
https://form.jotform.com/193637912743163

Jul
20
Mon
Virtual Mother Goose @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
22
Wed
Virtual Lapsit Lambs @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am
Age: Babies

Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
23
Thu
Online Dewey Bear Story Time @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am

June and July
Thursday Mornings by 10:30am
Begins June 11 and runs for six weeks (no programs the week of June 29)
Ages 5 and younger
Join Dewey Bear and Library staff for an online story time via our Youtube channel! We will incorporate some of our traditional story time activities and you provide the bubbles cozy from home. This story time will be posted on our Facebook page and online calendar every Thursday for a few days to enjoy together at your leisure. No registration required.

Jul
24
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
25
Sat
Parent’s Morning Out @ Greenwood/Ashworth Park
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am

During a parent’s morning out children will join together at a local park for games, free-play, snack time with a story, and a craft to take home!
It’s a time for parents to run errands, enjoy a coffee date, or just relax at their favorite local hangout.

Enrollment is currently capped at 5 children per session ages 3-8.

*Provided snack will be nut-free.

To attend:
1) Click ‘Going” to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration
https://form.jotform.com/200016747680149

Jul
27
Mon
Boots and Books @ Various Parks
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

Come join Muddy Boots Forest Camp for the Boots and Books series around the Des Moines metro! We will meet together for a toddler-paced hike at a local park and enjoy a healthy snack while listening to a story read to the group. Before you leave your child gets to choose his or her own book to bring home!

Registration includes: Group hike and story read aloud, one free book, and one healthy snack per child registered.

To register:
1) Click ‘Going’ to the event
2) Follow this link to complete registration for selected dates:
https://form.jotform.com/193637912743163

Virtual Mother Goose @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Jul
29
Wed
Virtual Lapsit Lambs @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am
Age: Babies

Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Nature’s Story Hour @ Various Polk County Parks
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist from PCC. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: The day before

COST: Free

AGES: All ages welcome

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Jul
31
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.

Virtual Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday for a virtual storytime.

June 5, 2020 – Pretend Pirates

June 12, 2020 – Rainbows and Unicorns

June 19, 2020 – Knights and Dragons

June 26, 2020 – Royalty

July 3, 2020 – Weather

July 10, 2020 – Blankets and Stuffies

July 17, 2020 – Trucks

July 24, 2020 – Space

July 31, 2020 – I Love Books

Virtual Family Storytime @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am
Program Type: Storytime

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. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Aug
6
Thu
Toddler Tales @ Jester Park Nature Center
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

  • July 2 – Busy Bees – outdoors on the patio
  • August 6 – Water Wonders – outdoors on the patio

REGISTRATION: Required

COST: Free

AGES: 3+

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Aug
7
Fri
Online Musical Moments @ ONLINE EVENT - Clive Public Library
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

Miss our Family SIng Alongs?  We miss you too!  Ms. Denise has created a new online musical educational program while the library is closed.  She has designed and recorded educational videos called “Musical Moments for Mini Maestros”.  Geared towards children under 6.  We will post these mini videos on Friday’s on our Facebook page for you to enjoy and educate at home over the weekend.