West Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Clubs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The Mobile Museum inspires visitors to understand the world by bringing exhibits with cutting-edge research, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive digital media to Iowa’s communities statewide. For all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). No registration required.
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration begins today for children's classes 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, September 08, 2016
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 I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis. For ages 8-12. Register anytime by calling 222-3405.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Music Together® is an international research-based, developmentally appropriate music and movement program for children ages birth through five, and the adults who love them. In this short sample class we’ll sing, move, chant, and play-along with instruments to a variety of music styles, melodies, and rhythms. This program will be presented by Songs and Signs, LLC, for newborns through 5-year-olds with an adult.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Music Together® is an international research-based, developmentally appropriate music and movement program for children ages birth through five, and the adults who love them. In this short sample class we’ll sing, move, chant, and play-along with instruments to a variety of music styles, melodies, and rhythms. This program will be presented by Songs and Signs, LLC, for newborns through 5-year-olds with an adult.
Location
Community Room
Library
The West Des Moines Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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
Thursday, September 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, September 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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
Tuesday, September 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 2016
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, September 22, 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
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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, September 23, 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
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The Library Living Room will be closing at 3:00pm for setup for Illumifest. See http://www.illumifest.com/ for more information.
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.