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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***
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. 

Spring Break 2016

Looking for something to do during spring break week? Stop by the library to participate in one or more of our spring break Minion activities with your child!

All week: Make a Minion craft, find the hidden Minions in the youth department, play "Feed the Minion" (a variation of cornhole) or "Pin the Eyes on the Minion."

Thursday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.: Family movie showing of Minions, rated PG, 91 min.  Popcorn and juice will be served.

*****Please note: In accordance with the library's Safe Child Policy, children under 11 must be within direct visual supervision of a responsible caregiver at all times in the library.*****


 Save the Date--Saturday, April 9, from 10-3:30 at the Cedar Falls Public Library for the 2nd Annual Cedar Valley Children's Literature Festival!  Click here for more information.

As part of the Cedar Valley Children's Literature Festival, we are offering two puppet workshop for children ages 8-12 with professional puppeteer Monica Leo of Eulenspiegel Puppets.  Pre-registration is required and is limited to 15 per session with no waiting list.  Registered participants must be in the upstairs conference room at least ten minutes before the workshop.  At that time, empty spots will be given on a first come, first served basis to children ages 8-12 waiting in line at the door.

Click here to register for the 11:30 puppet workshop.

Click here to register for the 2:00 puppet workshop.

And here's another date to save--Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. for the evening session of Cedar Valley's Youth Read with author-in-residence Jennifer Holm.

El día de los niñosEl día de los libros/ Children's Day, Book Day--Sat., Apr. 30 beginning at 10:30

Join us on Saturday, April 30 for this special celebration. What is Día? From creator Pat Mora's web site, "Children’s Day, Book Day, in Spanish, El día de los niños, el día de los libros, often known as Día, (day in Spanish) is a year-long commitment to linking children and families to books. A collaboration of national library and literacy organizations, educators, presses and readers, Día creatively celebrates all our children, the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives, and promotes culminating April Children’s Day, Book Day celebrations that unite communities."

For our first Día celebration, join us for a special storytime at 10:30 with guest reader and musician Jose Saavedra, followed by crafts and a game or two.  It will be fun!

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.  For more information or to register, just stop by the youth desk or call 319-859-3282.

1st-Friday Puppet Shows!

Blue Luppet

Our current season is over until this fall, but check back here for our fall 2016/spring 2017 schedule.     

 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.