For Youth

For Youth

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The library hosts programs and services especially for children.


Story Time                        

  • Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:00am in our children's area.                            
  • Share the fun of reading with your children ages 5 and under (all ages are welcome)! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
  • We do not offer Story Time during the summer months due to our Summer Library Program.


Books for Newborns

  • The library donates books to the local hospital.
  • These books are then presented to newborns and their parents to emphasize the importance of reading in early childhood development.


Summer Library Program

  • This program goes from the end of May through the end of July.
  • Each year there is a different theme provided by the State Library of Iowa.
  • The Program provides reading incentives, games, crafts, & featured performers.
  • Children can participate in all aspects of this program or only the ones that interest them the most.
  • Children of all ages are welcome to attend.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • Program to encourage parents to read to their children when they are young. 
  • Parents read 500 books to their children before the child enters Kindergarten.  
  • The child receives recognition through small prizes and through our wall of honor.
  • Once the child completes the program, he/she goes through a graduation ceremony.


Lego Challenge

  • Kids use Legos to build a new challenge each month.
  • This is scheduled one Thursday night at 6:30pm each month.  
  • Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to attend as well.
  • Snacks are provided.              


Family Fun Night

  • Families are invited to attend.  All ages welcome.
  • This is scheduled for one Thursday night at 6:30pm each month.
  • Each month, there is a different activity for kids and parents to enjoy.
  • Snacks are provided.


Kids' Movies

  • Join us monthly for our free movie showing.
  • Movies are shown on the big screen with surround sound.
  • Popcorn is provided.


After School STEAM

  • Kids 7 and up join us on Monday afternoons after school for STEAM activities.

  • The first Monday of the month will be our Movie afternoon.

  • Kids will explore, experiment and discover through hands on learning activities.

  • Transportation is available at 3:05pm for free through SWITA at the primary elementary school and drop off at the library.


Special Programming

  • Several times throughout the year, we will offer programs on Saturdays or at additional times throughout the month.
  • Examples of some of the programs we offer are art programs, Love Your Library Programs, Stuffed Animal Sleepovers & etc.