Announcing a New Program! IDB Parent Toolbox

Image IDB Parent Toolbox logoThe Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled is excited to introduce a new program that will encompass a variety of supportive, enriching opportunities designed specifically for parents of blind children. The IDB Parent Toolbox Program will combine a newsletter, virtual meetups, and a subscription box to provide parents with information, activities, and a network of support.

We know your life is busy, when you register and become part of the IDB Parent Toolbox journey, you gain another set of helping partners to assist you along the way.

Upon registering parents will have access to three programs:

  • Receive Monthly IDB Parent Toolbox Newsletter via Email
    Parents are kept informed about current and agency upcoming events, activities, and helpful topics.
  • Monthly IDB Parent Toolbox Virtual Meetings
    Parents are invited to a monthly meetup with IDB staff, guest speakers, tips and more on various topics and upcoming events. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00pm starting May 22, 2023.
  • IDB Parent Toolbox Subscription Box
    Sent quarterly filled with activities, information, and fun and helpful items for parents and families.

Online Registration Form


Did you know if you let a Dragonfly land on your head that is good luck?

Get excited, because this day is all about having fun making your very own dragonfly! In addition to this “wing of a treat” day, we will be joined by our guest Bob White as he reads “The Dragonfly Kids” by Desi Wulandari.

Date: Saturday, August 15th, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Place: Zoom (Virtual Classroom)

Sign up Required: Contact Denise Bean, Youth Services Librarian, at denise.bean@blind.state.ia or call 515.452.1338

Coming attractions

  • September 14th – 6:30 pm: Makerspace Monday hands on candle making with guest Abigail Kelly.
  • September 19th – 10:00 am: “STEM and Stories” story time and lip balm activity with guest Abigail Kelly.