Calendar

Dec
7
Sat
Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
8
Sun
Baby & Me Sensory Storytime! @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Dec 8 @ 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.

Baby & Me Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am

Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only).

Dec
9
Mon
Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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.

Books & Babies @ Waukee Public Library
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am

For infants (0-17 mo.) and caregivers. 15 minutes of songs, rhymes and books, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Class size is limited for the safety of the babies. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Dec 9 @ 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.

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Dec 9 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Preschool Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Dec 9 @ 10:15 am

Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft.

Baby Bear Lap Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 9 @ 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.

Drop-in Family Storytime @ West Des Moines Public Library
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm
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.
Dec
10
Tue
Press Play! @ Johnston Public Library
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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.

Preschool Storytime @ Waukee Public Library
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft. For children who can sit for longer stories to develop school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 10 @ 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.

Toddler Time @ Waukee Public Library
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Baby Rhyme Time @ Franklin Avenue Library
Dec 10 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Dec 10 @ 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.