December Youth Programs

@ The Playground

Oooohhhh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is delightful… wait a minute, I am not ready for winter yet, are you? Take a deep breath, in the month of December get ready for our two incredible programs! Makerspace Monday, on December 14th, will start our month off by offering a sparkling, dazzling Ornament Workshop mixed-in with hot chocolate and special guest Jodi Aldini. Next, for our STEM and Stories Saturday, on December 19th, we will have a special story time and song with featured guest Emily Tinsman, Miss Iowa 2019-2020. Sign up early and receive a “Woodbead Snowman Kit.”  

Makerspace Monday Virtual Event
Date: December 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Activity: Sparkling and Dazzling Ornament Workshop!
Setting: Zoom
Registration

STEM and Story Saturdays featured guest, Emily Tinsman, Miss Iowa 2019-2020 
Date: December 19, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Activity: Song and Story Time
Setting: Zoom
Registration

*Upon signing up you will receive a “free” activity kit.

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books Virtual Autumn Reading Adventures each Wednesday at 4:00pm.  While you are “chillin’ and relaxing at this afterschool event, you will be kicking back with games, story times with a twist, celebrations, and so much more.
Register for Hooked on Books

READsquared

Plus, our library is partnering with READsquared which is an interactive online program! RIGHT NOW, if you sign up, not only will your child be a part of this “cool” learning experience, but this program will track time spent reading and growing, while rewarding “FREE” Activity Kits. Simply click to participate. DON’T MISS OUT!
Register for READsquared

Questions?  Contact Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian, denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us, 515-452-1228

December Hooked on Books

There is STILL time to sign up! It is my promise; you will have a sleigh of a good time! Below, please find the December Hooked on Books Agenda. December 2nd has come and gone, but no worries, Ms. Denise will still send out the activity kit for “Little Cooks and a Book”! To keep you up to speed, on the first Wednesday of each month, the Hooked on Books program will offer a variety of fun activities! December 2nd we made delicious “Homemade Oatmeal Cookies,” Yum! Yum! Yum! If you are interested in participating, simply sign up at the link below. 

Hooked on Books
Wednesdays
Time: 4:00pm-4:30pm
Activity Kit: All materials are provided!
Register Here

Here is what we have planned for the rest of December Hooked on Books program: 

Week 1 December 2nd “Little Cooks and a Book”

Week 2 December 9th GAMES
Activity: “Answer that Question” and Win a Prize!

Week 3 December 16th CRAFTS
Activity: “Cozy Scented Sock Bunny
This is going to be awesome! You will be making a Knuffle Bunny with the scent of lavender and orange for extra cozy fun!

Week 4 December 23rd Story Time Field Trip!
This part is a surprise!! You might just want this field trip to never end! 

If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out!
Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian
Denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us
515-452-1338

November Youth Programs

@ The Playground

November is packed with hands-on experiences and listening funMakerspace Monday, on November 9th, we will listen and learn about music with our guest, Amanda Drish from the Des Moines Symphony.  Amanda will take us on a trip to the past as we learn about professional musicians and we will create art on canvas.  STEM and Stories Saturday, on November 21st, is rolling out scented cookie cutter star creations.  We will make Cinnamon Salt Dough ornaments with our guest Ellie.

Makerspace Monday Virtual Event
Date: November 9, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Activity: Listen and learn about music and create art on canvas with special guest, Amanda Drish from the Des Moines Symphony
Setting: Zoom
Registration

STEM and Story Saturdays featured guest, Sarah Borzo, Educator Coordinator from Metro Waste Authority
Date: November 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Activity: Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments with special guest Ellie
Setting: Zoom
Registration

*Upon signing up you will receive a “free” activity kit.

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books Virtual Autumn Reading Adventures each Wednesday at 4:00pm.  While you are “chillin’ and relaxing at this afterschool event, you will be kicking back with games, story times with a twist, celebrations, and so much more.
Register for Hooked on Books

READsquared

Plus, our library is partnering with READsquared which is an interactive online program! RIGHT NOW, if you sign up, not only will your child be a part of this “cool” learning experience, but this program will track time spent reading and growing, while rewarding “FREE” Activity Kits. Simply click to participate. DON’T MISS OUT!
Register for READsquared

Questions?  Contact Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian, denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us, 515-452-1228

October Youth Programs

@ The Playground

In the month of October, your youth library is excited and delighted to put learning about recycling at the top of your list! All of us have this in common; clothes, clothes and more clothes! What if I told you that Makerspace Monday, on October 12th, is turning those worn tattered shirts into a practical useable tote bag? Plus, so much more!  STEM and Stories Saturday, on October 17th, is hosting Sarah Borzo, Educator Coordinator from Metro Waste Authority. She will teach all of us about how to take better care of our planet while putting creativity into action by creating a recycled butterfly feeder!

Makerspace Monday Virtual Event
Date: October 12th
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Activity: Tote Bag
Setting: Zoom
Registration

STEM and Story Saturdays featured guest, Sarah Borzo, Educator Coordinator from Metro Waste Authority
Date: October 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Activity: Recycled Butterfly Feeder (butterflies not included!)
Setting: Zoom
Registration

*Upon signing up you will receive a “free” activity kit.

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books Virtual Autumn Reading Adventures is set to begin on October 7th at 4:00pm. While you are “chillin’ and relaxing at this afterschool event, you will be kicking back with games, story times with a twist, celebrations, and so much more.
Register for Hooked on Books

 

READsquared

Plus, our library is partnering with READsquared which is an interactive online program! RIGHT NOW, if you sign up, not only will your child be a part of this “cool” learning experience, but this program will track time spent reading and growing, while rewarding “FREE” Activity Kits. Simply click to participate. DON’T MISS OUT!
Register for READsquared