Library News Podcast: January 2022

Happy New Year!  Join library staff for January’s Library News podcast which features information on a new program starting this month called the Great Reading Challenge, the top ten fiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge, upcoming youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.

Library News Podcast: November 2021

microphone on a book image created by mim studio from Noun ProjectJoin library staff for November’s Library News podcast which features an interview with members of the Friends of Library group, the top ten most popular non-fiction books downloaded on BARD,  information about a new program coming soon called the Great Reading Challenge, upcoming Youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.

Story Time and Crafts with Denise! Starting this Month

Cartoon image of a worm wearing glasses reading a bookTime to RELAX and just kick back! Please join Denise for an enjoyable storytime and a hands-on craft every Friday either by ZOOM or IN-PERSON, just decide which time or place works best for you! We will read together each week as we flip and listen through the pages of great books! Get ready to laugh, learn a little science, while having fun with sparks of magic along the way!

Program Begins: October 15, 2021
Times and Places:

  • Friday 10:00am – 10-:30am “Virtual Storytime” [Zoom]
  • Friday 3:30pm – 4:30pm “In-Person Storytime” [Iowa Library for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA 50309]

Activity: Enjoy Storytime with a Craft!
Registration Link

“If meeting by zoom, once a month, in the mail, you will receive a Storytime Craft Sleeve containing crafts, designer braille word searches and coloring pages which includes four programs!”

October’s Book List

  • The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
  • Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
  • The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

READsquared is an online program designed to track your time as a family spent reading so you don’t have to! Attend Storytime, read and complete activities to earn monthly prizes. Just click to sign up here. http://iowablindreads.readsquared.com/

Hope to see you soon! Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian

Library News Podcast: September 2021

Join library staff for September’s Library News podcast which features information about the library’s upcoming youth library programs, the ten most challenged books of 2020 for this month’s Banned Books Week, information about Library Card Sign Up Month, news about STEM activity kits, and information about ongoing library events and programs.