Day Calendar List

December 2022

Sunday, Dec. 11th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Dec. 13th

10:30am - 11:00am

Boxcar Drive-In

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Come join us and build a car out of a box with your child. Supplies to decorate your "car" will be provided. A very limited supply of boxes will be available to choose from. Please bring your own box if possible! So drive on over to the library to enjoy snacks and a short film. For ages 2-5 years old, younger and older siblings welcome, with an adult. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book ClubRegister

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required *Grades 3-5

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 14th

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Dec. 18th

All Day

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Dec. 20th

10:30am - 11:30am

Story Time With Heart The Rabbit

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for this bunny-themed story time! Following the story, participants will get to pet a real rabbit named Heart! A take home craft will be available. Geared towards ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! Heart is a certified therapy pet through the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Read With HeartRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart. You can bring up to 3 children total to read with Heart during your times slot (e.g. siblings). Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Read With HeartRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart. You can bring up to 3 children total to read with Heart during your times slot (e.g. siblings). Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

Tag(s): Kids

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Read With HeartRegister

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart. You can bring up to 3 children total to read with Heart during your times slot (e.g. siblings). Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay in the room with their child while they read to Heart. For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library for the duration of their time slot (15 minutes).

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 21st

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Dec. 27th

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

January 2023

Monday, Jan. 2nd

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd

10:30am - 11:30am

Play-Doh Power!

Location: Story Time Room

A variety of Play-Doh, tools, and mats will all be available during this program as well as information for parents on the benefits of using Play-Doh during regular play time. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-2 can join us each month to enjoy a snack with juice and a picture book read aloud with corresponding activities and crafts! For children ages 8 and under, a parent or caregiver is required to remain inside of the library during this program. *Registration is required for each individual month. Registration begins December 20. Please call the library or stop by the Youth Services Desk to register.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jan. 4th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 5th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jan. 8th

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jan. 9th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jan. 10th

10:30am - 11:30am

Magnet Play!

Location: Story Time Room

Explore the power of magnets through hands-on play. A variety of Magnet activities will be provided during this open play program. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Animal Rescue Friends Book Club

Location: Story Time Room

JPL's Animal Rescue Friends Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders who love all critters! Each participant will receive a copy of the graphic novel "Animal Rescue Friends". Participants will be required to read an assigned story from this graphic novel each month and meet to discuss (approximately 25-30 pages). Along with our discussion, we will meet with an animal friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program and do corresponding crafts/activities. A snack and juice will be provided. *Registration is required and begins December 27. Please call the library or stop by the Youth Services Desk to register.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jan. 11th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 12th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jan. 15th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the third Sunday of every month for life size board games the whole family would enjoy!

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jan. 17th

10:30am - 11:30am

Tape Town

Location: Story Time Room

An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart.

Tag(s): Kids

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Read With Heart

Location: Story Time Room

Heart is a playful therapy rabbit who loves getting head scratches and spending time with kids. Come practice your reading skills by reading aloud to this non-judgmental listener! Registration is required. Please only sign up for 1 time slot each month so that other children have the opportunity to read with Heart.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jan. 18th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 19th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Jan. 22nd

All Day

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jan. 23rd

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Jan. 24th

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Curious Kids

Location: Story Time Room

Investigate and create using a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes. Face a new challenge each session. For children going into grades 3-5. Registration required. Registration begins January 10.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Jan. 25th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 26th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jan. 30th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

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.

Tag(s): Kids