Youth Summer Reading

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2018!

"Libraries Rock!" is the theme for our summer reading program this year and we have some great musical adventures planned! The Children's Summer Reading program kicks off with a free hotdog picnic and Dino O'Dell concert on June 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The kick off party will also be the first opportunity to register for Summer Reading events and pick up book logs.

Children participating in the Summer Reading program set their own goal for how many books they want to read over the summer. Once they have met their goal, participants return their book logs to the library and receive a ticket to our Pizza & Pool Party at Maytag Pool on August 3rd, and 2 tickets to an Iowa Cubs HomeRun Reader game!

Youth Programs & Events

Date Program Registration Registration Status Age
June 4 @ 4:00-7:00 pm Summer Reading Kick-Off Party None   All Ages
June 8 @ 10:00 am Macaroni Soup Concert None   Ages 3 - 12
June 11 @ 10:30 am Des Moines Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo Required FULL 4 - 6
June 11 @ 11:15 am Des Moines Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo Required Closed
4 - 6
June 13 @ 10:00 am Mike Anderson the Dulcimer Guy None   Ages 3 - 12
June 15 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
June 18 @ 1:00 pm The Singing Cowgirls None   Ages 2 - 12
June 20 @ 10:00 am Hanson Family Jugglers Required Open Ages 5 - 12
June 22 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
June 28 @ 1:00 pm Iowa State Insect Zoo Required Open Ages 5+
June 29 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
July 6 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
July 9 @ 10:30 am Blank Park Zoo - A Very Musical Habitat  None   Ages 3 - 12
July 12 @ 10:30 am Songs of the Wild Required Open Ages 5 - 12
July 13 @ 1:00 pm Drum Safari None   Ages 4 - 12
July 17 @ 10:30 am Duke Otherwise in Concert None   All Ages
July 20 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
July 24 @ 10:30 am Fancy Nancy Tea Party Required FULL Ages 3 - 9
July 24 @ 1:00 pm Fancy Nancy Tea Party Required FULL Ages 3 - 9
July 26 @ 10:30 am Ninja Storytime Required FULL Ages 3 - 9 
July 26 @ 1:00 pm Ninja Storytime Required FULL Ages 3 - 9
July 27 @ 1:00 pm Family Movie at the Library None   All Ages
August 3 @ 7:00 pm Maytag Pool Party - Must have Ticket to Attend     All Ages