Calendar

Apr
1
Wed
Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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.

Storytime @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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.

Interactive Family Movie: Trolls @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm

We will be watching the Trolls movie and making awesome crafts! Free fun for the whole family.

Children, teens, and their guardians are welcome to attend. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

No registration is necessary.

Apr
2
Thu
Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Thursday Night Fun @ Clive Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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 pre-registration is necessary as indicated below. For programs that require registration, 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

Read ’n Romp: Are you getting tired of winter? Need something new to do that keeps you inside and warm? Come to the library for a safe and cozy place to let your kids get the winter wiggles out and read together. This program features a variety of indoor movement activities and a book nook in our community room in lieu of our regular story times. Adults need to accompany their children at all times. Older siblings 6 and older are welcome to do an art project in the teen room. February 6, February 13* 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. *More Read ‘n Romp dates (see page 9). Library Community Room No registration required.

African Culture Night: Bring the whole family for an exciting night that celebrates culture and traditions of the African Continent. Story time and music followed by exploration stations that involve all the senses such as a taste testing, an art project, language, and more! February 20 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration for each attendee required.

Bear Track Tales: Follow Dewey Bear’s tracks through an interactive, indoor story walk. Each child will receive a story time mini prize to take home. Limit one per child. February 27* 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. *Also offered during morning Story Time hours (see page 9) Story Time Room No registration required.

Art Night Out: March is National Art Month! Enjoy a creative evening making art as a family. Program begins with a short story time featuring a famous artist and an art project follows. March 5 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each child. STEM

Bedtime Stories: End the day as a family with books and bedtime fun all related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Pajamas, slippers, and favorite bedtime friends and blankets are welcome. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, music, dancing, bubbles, and a STEM activity. March 12 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each child.

Science Show: Join Iowa’s Grout Museum to explore the magic of bubbles! Why are bubbles always round? What is needed to create a giant bubble? Discover the answer to these questions and more as we experiment and have a blast with bubbles. March 19 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each attendee.

Family Sing Along: Explore music together in a relaxed and playful setting. This is a 45 minute educationally-based program taught by local instructor and guitarist, Denise Forney. This class includes exploration of our natural singing voices, early music concepts, a variety of movement, and early music concepts with instruments. March 26 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each attendee.

The Wonders of Water: Celebrate life on planet Earth! Library Staff is teaming up with the Polk County Conservation to bring a program in which you become a water molecule and travel through the water cycle. Enjoy this hands-on experience with various activities and an eco-prize at the end geared towards families with children ages 5 and older. Siblings of all ages are welcome. April 2 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each child.

Stretches and Stories: Bring the whole family for a 30-minute Yoga story time led by a local Yoga instructor. Enjoy some of your favorite children’s books while stretching into fun and silly poses. Literacy exposure, physical exercise, and giggles will end the day off great! Please bring a mat or a towel for each participating member of your family and feel free to come in your cozy pajamas. April 9 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each attendee.

Stories, Seeds, and Songs: Ready, set, grow! Jump-start the summer sun by participating in stories, music, dance, and a planting activity all related to the joys of spring planting, summer gardening, and fall harvesting. April 16 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Library Community Room Registration required for each child.

Make ‘n Take Mother’s Day Crafts: We will provide the supplies 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 23 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room No registration required.

 

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 2 @ 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.

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.

Pipsqueak Playdate @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am

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

Apr
4
Sat
Tail Waggin’ Readers @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade may sign up for a 20 minute time slot to read to a therapy dog partner. Please call the library to register for an available time!

Apr
6
Mon
Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Move and Groove @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 6 @ 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

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

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.

Toddler Time @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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.

Storytime repeated at 9:30 AND 10 am.

Toddlers Wiggle @ Indianola Public Library
Apr 7 @ 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.

Apr
8
Wed
Preschool Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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.