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Summer Reading: Fizz, Boom, Read...WOW!

Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make This Year's Program Our Biggest One, Yet!

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This year's science-themed program featured 4 musical performances, 3 science shows, 2 movie nights, and 1 visit each from IPT favorite Dan Wardell AND best-selling author and performer Eric Litwin!

The 1,465 kids who signed up for summer reading logged over 6,300 library visits; made more than 2,800 crafts; and earned over 1,800 free books! 

Attendance at special events was amazing.  Dan Wardell's visit on June 25th set a new one-day record when over 500 people came to the two sessions, only to have Eric Litwin exceed that mark the very next day!

Congratulations to our prize winners:

Babies: Hadley H.; Bria H.

Bricks & Books Baskets: Cooper H.; Jacie W.; Jenna H.

Lego Basket Grand Prize: Levi N.

Books, Books, Books! Basket: Natalie S.

Thank you, again, to everyone who made this year's Summer Reading Program a huge hit, particularly the CFPL Friends of the Library organization, for providing funds for crafts and prizes! For more information on joining the Friends group, click on the Volunteer/Friends tab at the top of this page.

Weekly Storytimes for a Variety of Ages*

Toddler Reading



Storytime Information

Monday 9:30 a.m.
Babytime, Birth-12 months**
10:30 a.m.
Babytime, 12-24 months
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
2:30 p.m.
Early Elementary, K-3rd grade
Friday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years

There are no storytimes in August, while we prepare for fall programs 

(and recover from the summer ones).

Storytimes will resume on Tuesday, September 2.

 *Ages listed are for intended audience. Children of other ages may attend with appropriate supervision.

** The birth-12 month storytime moved to Mondays at 9:30, beginning April 28.


Family Movie Night

Family Movie

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a family movie.  Shows start at 6 p.m. in the youth department, and free popcorn and beverages will be served.

Our Next Movie:  Muppets Most Wanted, Thursday, August 21.

For additional information, please check the CFPL homepage.

Book Discussion Groups

Book Club Books Only

Youth Department staff lead two monthly book discussion groups, one for grades 3/4 and another for grades 5/6, during the school year (October-May).  Interested in joining? Sign up for the first month's book clubs begins in mid-September.

Click here for a schedule and to find out what we're reading this month.


1st-Friday Puppet Shows!

Blue Luppet

Please join us on the first Friday of each month from October through April at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department for puppet shows.

2014-15 Puppet Show Dates Are:

             October 3            November 7          December 5

                January 2          February 6           March 6           

                                           April 3

 CFPL puppet shows provide 100% of your recommended monthly puppet intake. 



Meeting space is available in the Youth Department. Call 859-3282 to reserve a time.


October 2012 »
Upcoming Events
Dropbox Compter Class Aug 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Library Meeting Room
Youth Movie - Muppets Most Wanted Aug 21, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Youth Department
Friends Morning Book Discussion Aug 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Conference Room
Financial Planning Aug 26, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Learn About the Emerald Ash Borer Problem Aug 28, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Cedar Falls Public Library Meeting Room
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