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Weekly Storytimes for a Variety of Ages*

Toddler Reading



Storytime Information

Monday 10:30 a.m.
Babytime, 0-23 months
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
3:00 p.m.
Early Elementary, K-3rd grade* (through July of 2016)
Friday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years

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

*Storytime sessions:

January through April (winter/spring)

June-July (summer)

September through mid-December (fall)

No storytimes are held during the months of May, August, and the two weeks of late December so that we can plan for the next storytime session. 

Crazy 8s Math Club for 3rd-5th graders

This fall, our Wednesday afternoon storytime slot is getting a makeover.  Instead of a traditional storytime, we will be offering after-school programming on a variety of topics--some over a series of weeks, and others as one-time events.  The one constant is that there will be something every week during our storytime sessions.  Our first Wednesday afternoon series this fall is a math club.

Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math.  Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...all while bonding with new friends over math.  Because each session builds on the previous one, this is an 8-week commitment, so please register your child only if she/he is able to attend all 8 sessions.  Sessions are Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the youth storytime area: Sep. 7, 14, 21, and 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Registration required. Limited to 12 participants.  To register your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader, click here.

Beginning in November, there will be an 8-week Crazy 8s Math Club for kindergartners through 2nd graders. All sessions are Wednesdays at 3 p.m. on Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, and Jan. 4.  Registration required.  Limited to 12 participants. To register your kindergartener, 1st, or 2nd grader, click here.  All sessions except for Nov. 16 (upstairs conference room) and Jan. 4 (in the youth dept.) will be in the upstairs meeting room.

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 (September-May).  Interested in joining? Sign up for the first month's book clubs begins in mid-August.  For more information or to register, just stop by the youth desk or call 319-859-3282.

1st-Friday Puppet Shows!

Blue Luppet

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m.  

 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.


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