West Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Clubs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! This drop-in session is for all ages and no registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For those who know the basics -- we'll provide chess sets and feature a different board game each month -- or you can bring your own! Ages 6-adult. Registration preferred.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Description
Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! This drop-in session is for all ages and no registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Music class for you and your little one, presented by Amanda Meyer. Come join the fun as we sing songs(familiar and new), play instruments, do movement activities, play with the parachute and much more! For ages 0-5 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Music class for you and your little one, presented by Amanda Meyer. Come join the fun as we sing songs(familiar and new), play instruments, do movement activities, play with the parachute and much more! For ages 0-5 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration begins today for youth services programs at the library. You may register in person, call 222-3405, or register online at www.wdmlibrary.org. Registration begins at 9:00am.

Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book. For ages 8-12. Register anytime by calling 222-3405.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:20 PM
Description
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Share bedtime stories, sing-along songs, and interactive fingerplays with an early literacy focus. Nighty-Night Storytime follows the Family Storytime format. All ages w/adult. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Lights, camera, action! Our stories, songs, felt boards, and rhymes set the stage for children to become successful readers. All ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Lights, camera, action! Our stories, songs, felt boards, and rhymes set the stage for children to become successful readers. All ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Description
Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! This drop-in session is for all ages and no registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the library and learn to make balloon creations of all kinds, from hats and wands to animals and more! Taught by Christine Carroll of Pink Stew Entertainment. For ages 7-12. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Description
Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! This drop-in session is for all ages and no registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Kids will have fun getting fit and flexible with yoga through poses, games, mindfulness and more. Participants can bring a beach towel or yoga mat. Led by Sara Weis, teacher and bestselling author of Go Go Go Yoga Kids: Empower Kids for Life through Yoga. For ages 5-12; registration required. Each participant should bring a towel or yoga mat for this event.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:20 PM
Description
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Share bedtime stories, sing-along songs, and interactive fingerplays with an early literacy focus. Nighty-Night Storytime follows the Family Storytime format. All ages w/adult. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Lights, camera, action! Our stories, songs, felt boards, and rhymes set the stage for children to become successful readers. All ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Lights, camera, action! Our stories, songs, felt boards, and rhymes set the stage for children to become successful readers. All ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! For ages 5-12, registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Includes play ideas that are easily integrated into baby’s everyday routine. 1mo. -18 mo. w/adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Description
Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! This drop-in session is for all ages and no registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For those who know the basics -- we'll provide chess sets and feature a different board game each month -- or you can bring your own! Ages 6-adult. Registration preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: program in Library Living Room.
Location
Library Living Room (First Floor)
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

The program ended on Friday, July 29, 2016.
Important Messages
Here's how to sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Club for Kids:

  1. Click the Sign Me Up button and fill out the form.

  2. Download and Print your Reading Log OR you can pick up a copy at the Children's Desk.

  3. Have a great time reading!

  4. Pick up your prizes at the Children's Desk once you read to the halfway and final marks on your reading log.

Halfway prizes begin Monday, June 13.
Final prizes begin Monday, July 11.
Reading logs are due by Friday, July 29.

To see a listing of, and register for, this summer's programs, please visit our Calendar.

For a printable list of all our Kids Summer Reading Club programs, download and print our Kids SRC Brochure.