For Children

Programs and services especially for children.

No programs in May

We are getting ready for Summer programs, graduations, last day of school, Mother's Day, Memorial Day and more. 

But stop in to see us and check out some good books in the meantime.


June and July

Join our 2017 Summer Library Programs

Build A Better World

June 1st - July 27th, 2015

You will find us every Thursday in June and July at the Farmer's Market from 5pm - 7pm doing our Summer Library Programs.

We will also have special presenters on 3 Tuesday mornings and a Thursday morning that are brought to you thanks to donations from the Shepherd's Frock in Sidney, IA.  Thank you for your donation Shepherd's Frock!

We would also like to thank our Townships for their donations to help make our Summer Library Programs so amazing for all the community kids.

Thurs. June 1st 5-7pm    Fruit/Veg Stamping, Fruit/Veg Explore & More, DIY Farmer's Market No Sew T-Shirt Bags

Thurs. June 8th 5-7pm    Fairy/Troll Gardens, Painted Garden Flower Plates, MYO Seed Bombs two ways

Thurs. June 18th 5-7pm  MYO Soap, MYO Candles, Planting Fun, Make and Take Father's Day Cards

Tuesday June 22nd 10-11am at the Com. Room  ISU insect Zoo presents " The Building of Bugs"

Thurs. June 22nd 5-7pm Bee Crafts, Explore Bees & Honey tasting, Bee program and presentation

Sunday June 25th 3:30 Soap Box Derby at the city park Farmer's Merchant's Picnic.  (Pre-registration required)

Monday June 26th After parade at the park around 8pm Richard Poole presents "The Medicine Man" family show

Tuesday June 27th 10-11am  Swan, Master Magician Show

Thurs. July 6th 10-11am at the Com. Room Science Center of Iowa presents "Building Blunders"

           Also July 6th 5-7pm Butterfly feeders, Butterfly Explore, Birdfeeders, Soldering, Tin Punching & Leather

Tues. July 11th 10-11am at the Com. Room Dan Kaercher presents " Awesome! Amazing! Iowa for Kids!

Thurs. July 13th 5-7pm Mud Art Cafe', Worm Explore, Compost Cupcakes and Recycle Tabor

Thurs. July 20th 5-7pm 3 Little Pigs STEM, Fishing tips, tricks, tackle and more, Gyotaku Fun

Thursday July 27th 5-7pm Sunflower Noodle Art, DIY Outdoor Games, Cardboard Creations

These are some of our science themed program pictures from a few summers ago, it was so fun!!!!

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Mix together and watch Look what's happening Elephant toothpaste is cool



 September - April

Toddler/Preschool Story Time (2yrs - 5yrs old)

     3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:30pm - 3pm

     We offer theme related programming which may include song, dance, story, video, craft, playing, food and/or drink, and more.

     Parents or care taker must accompany children for this program and you can call ahead to make planning easier but it is not required.


PJ Story Jammin'  (2yrs - 8yrs old)

     Sorry this program has been canceled until further notice

     Come in your jammies and enjoy a story, activity and a little snack before you leave.

     Parents must accompany children for this program.


Kids/Family Movie Morning (all ages)

     Saturday mornings from 10am - noon

     Movies will be kid/family movies and we will offer free popcorn.

     You may bring a drink but it must have a lid.



Elementary After School Club(8yrs - 12yrs old)

       Every Thursday of the month from 4pm - 5pm from Sept though April

             1st Thursdays is Pet Therapy

             2nd Thursdays is Tinker Time

             3rd Thursdays is Art & Literature

             4th Thursday is BINGO!

             5th Thursday (if there is one) is Creative Writing and Storytelling




This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.