Day Calendar List

August 2022

Wednesday, Aug. 31st

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

September 2022

Sunday, Sep. 4th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

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

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Sep. 6th

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

Pb&j Club (Picture Book & Juice Club)Register

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. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Sep. 7th

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, Sep. 8th

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, Sep. 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

Monday, Sep. 12th

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, Sep. 13th

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.

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. 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, Sep. 14th

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, Sep. 15th

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, Sep. 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

Monday, Sep. 19th

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, Sep. 20th

10:30am - 11:30am

Story Time With Ruby The Reading Red Panda

Location: Story Time Room

Join the Blank Park Zoo and Ruby the plush red panda for a very special story time. This program is geared towards kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but all ages welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:15pm - 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! 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, Sep. 21st

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, Sep. 22nd

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, Sep. 25th

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, Sep. 26th

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, Sep. 27th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for parachute games/songs, a story, and a craft! For ages 2-5. 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.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Sep. 28th

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, Sep. 29th

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

October 2022

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

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

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 3rd

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, Oct. 4th

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. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

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, Oct. 6th

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, Oct. 9th

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, Oct. 10th

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, Oct. 11th

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. 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, Oct. 12th

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, Oct. 13th

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, Oct. 17th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Oct. 20th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Oct. 23rd

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, Oct. 24th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers. *Kits will be available while supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Oct. 25th

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.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

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, Oct. 27th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 31st

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

November 2022

Tuesday, Nov. 1st

10:30am - 11:30am

Story Time With The Iowa Library For The Blind

Location: Story Time Room

Enjoy a story and activities led by a Youth Librarian from the Iowa Library for the Blind, learn about braille, and receive a personalized bookmark with your kiddo's name in braille! *Special note to parents: This storytime will help your child gain a better understanding of how similar each one of us can be, even if we do things a little differently from one another.

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. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

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, Nov. 3rd

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, Nov. 6th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

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

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Nov. 7th

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, Nov. 8th

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. 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, Nov. 9th

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, Nov. 10th

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, Nov. 13th

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, Nov. 14th

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, Nov. 15th

4:15pm - 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! 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, Nov. 16th

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, Nov. 17th

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, Nov. 21st

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, Nov. 22nd

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.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

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

Sunday, Nov. 27th

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, Nov. 28th

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

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

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

December 2022

Thursday, Dec. 1st

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, Dec. 4th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Story Time Room

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

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Dec. 5th

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, Dec. 6th

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. *Grades K-2

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 7th

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, Dec. 8th

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, 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

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. 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

Tuesday, Dec. 20th

4:15pm - 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! 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