West Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Clubs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, December 05, 2016
Time
6:45 PM - 7:20 PM
Description
Nate shares stories, songs, and fingerplays with an early literacy focus. This class uses the same material as Family Storytime. For all ages with an adult. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using rhymes, stories, music and puppetry, Megan will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for prewalking babies (1 month-18 months). Registration is required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using rhymes, stories, music and puppetry, Megan will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for prewalking babies (1 month-18 months). Registration is required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join Nate in the Story Room for this class featuring early literacy stories, flannelboards, songs, and rhymes! For all ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Nate in the Story Room for this class featuring early literacy stories, flannelboards, songs, rhymes, and a take home craft! Ages 2-6. Registration required.

Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Make a card for your friends and family at the West Des Moines Library. For ages 5-12. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
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! For ages 1-4 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 09, 2016
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, December 09, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Stop by the Library Community Room for a fun winter concert from the 5th & 6th grade chorus at Westridge Elementary!
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Join Jenna in the Story Room for stories, rhymes, flannelboards, gentle tunes and puppets. This class is designed around early literacy skills for children 6 months old through 2 years with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Description
Join Jenna in the Story Room for stories, rhymes, flannelboards, gentle tunes and puppets. This class is designed around early literacy skills for children 6 months old through 2 years with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Join Jenna in the Story Room for stories, rhymes, flannelboards, gentle tunes and puppets. This class is designed around early literacy skills for children 6 months old through 2 years with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
6:45 PM - 7:20 PM
Description
Nate shares stories, songs, and fingerplays with an early literacy focus. This class uses the same material as Family Storytime. For all ages with an adult. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
Using rhymes, stories, music and puppetry, Megan will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for prewalking babies (1 month-18 months). Registration is required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Using rhymes, stories, music and puppetry, Megan will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for prewalking babies (1 month-18 months). Registration is required.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join Nate in the Story Room for this class featuring early literacy stories, flannelboards, songs, and rhymes! For all ages. No registration.
Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Nate in the Story Room for this class featuring early literacy stories, flannelboards, songs, rhymes, and a take home craft! Ages 2-6. Registration required.

Location
Story Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Climb aboard the Polar Express and depart for an arctic adventure. Entertainment en route to our destination to include the story, refreshments, and more! For ages 5-12. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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! For ages 1-4 with an adult. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
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, December 19, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Come in to the Children’s Department during library hours this week and we have a very special winter craft for you. No registration needed.

Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Come in to the Children’s Department during library hours this week and we have a very special winter craft for you. No registration needed.

Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Monthly meeting.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Come in to the Children’s Department during library hours this week and we have a very special winter craft for you. No registration needed.

Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Come in to the Children’s Department during library hours this week and we have a very special winter craft for you. No registration needed.

Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
You'll be movin' and groovin' on this hand-clappin', foot-stompin' morning! For ages 1-4. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
You'll be movin' and groovin' on this hand-clappin', foot-stompin' morning! For ages 2-6. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Winter Break with a movie and some popcorn! All movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. No registration is needed, though space is limited. Today's movie will be ___ minutes long.

Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack and covered drink (please avoid bringing peanut products to protect our patrons with allergies).

Parents and guardians are responsible for determining if each movie is appropriate for their children.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter. Presented by Lewis Major of Polk County Conservation. For ages 4 and up. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 03, 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

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.