West Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Clubs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 18, 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, January 18, 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, January 19, 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, January 19, 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, January 19, 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, January 20, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 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, January 25, 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, January 25, 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, January 26, 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, January 26, 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, January 26, 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, January 26, 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, January 27, 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, January 30, 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, February 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Description
Join us for a fun morning of stories and playtime! For ages 0-5 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Description
Join us for a fun morning of stories and playtime! For ages 0-5 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 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, February 06, 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, February 06, 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, February 06, 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, February 06, 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, February 07, 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, February 07, 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, February 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for sweet holiday stories, songs, a puppet show and craft! For ages 2-6 with an adult. Registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Thursday, February 9, 9:00am - 10:00pm
Barnes and Noble, 4550 University Ave., West Des Moines, Iowa

HELP SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY!

On February 9 between 9am and 10pm a percentage of your purchases made at the Barnes & Noble Store or online will be given back to the Library! Just mention the WDM Public Library when you checkout.

Can't make it to the store on February 9? Purchases to benefit the Library can also be made online at www.bn.com/bookfairs anytime between February 9-14. Just enter the BOOKFAIR ID 11973328 at checkout. Pick up a voucher at any of the Library's service desks or on our website, www.wdmlibrary.org.

EVENTS:

Miss Jenna will be presenting a Storytime at 10:00am, 10:30am, and 11:00am in the Children's Area upstairs.

YA Not Club Read will meet at 6:30pm in the Cafe. Author Calla Devlin, Tell Me Something Real, will be joining us and we will discuss February's books: Beauty Queens and Every Day.
Location
Other
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 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 09, 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 09, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for sweet holiday stories, songs, a puppet show and craft! For ages 2-6 with an adult. Registration is required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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

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.