Calendar

Apr
3
Fri
Baby Lapsit @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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.

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. No registration required.

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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.

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. No registration required.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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.

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.

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Apr 3 @ 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. Pre-registration not required.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

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

Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at Jordan Creek Town Center offers weekly morning story times 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.

Apr
5
Sun
Baby & Me Sensory Storytime! @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am

Join us every Sunday at 11 AM for an interactive story time for 0-24 months! Our children’s bookseller will lead parents using music, books, and simple sensory activities to teach baby about the world around them. Our Events are always fun and free. Ask a bookseller for more details.

Apr
6
Mon
Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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.

¡Los Cuentos! Bilingual Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

Ages 5 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Early exposure to multiple languages is beneficial to developing brains and early literacy. Native and non-native Spanish speaking children will enjoy this 30-minute story time which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs along with puppets, finger plays, and bubble fun.

Drop in program. No registration required.

Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am

Ages newborn – early walkers (with an adult)

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. No registration  required.

Apr
7
Tue
Shimmie Shake Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 7 @ 9:00 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

Press Play! @ Johnston Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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.

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. No registration required.

Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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.

Best Puppet Show Ever @ Jester Park Nature Center
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am

Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.

REGISTRATION: None

COST: Free

AGES: All ages welcome

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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.

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. No registration required.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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.

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.