3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322      Phone: 515-278-3945


Regularly scheduled library programs and story times are offered for children ages 12 months and older. All story times include age appropriate stories, finger plays, and interactive activities. All other programs are literacy based.

An adult is required to stay with children attending Book Babies and Toddler Time. An adult bringing children to other library story times or on-going programs is required to stay in the building and may sit in if that makes the child more comfortable.

A brief description of programs with ages and dates follows. Please check with the youth services department for specific dates and times.

Story Times

Book Babies

Introduces babies to literature and models story-telling techniques for parents with rhymes, music, and a few simple stories.

  • Age 12 – 24 months with an adult
  • 15 – 20 minute program
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Toddler Time

Stories, finger plays, and songs are shared during Toddler Time.

  • Age 2 with an adult
  • 20 minute program
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Daytime Family Story Time

Join us for stories and other interactive finger-plays designed to build early literacy skills.

  • Age 2 and older with an adult
  • 30 minute program
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Evening Family Story Time

Drop in story time for families.

  • Age 2 and older with an adult
  • 20 – 30 minute program
  • 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday night
  • Pajamas are welcome

Science Programs

Science Sleuths

Hands-on science program for preschoolers.

  • Age 3 – 6
  • 11:00 a.m. on the second Friday of each month during the school year
  • Registration is requested

For more information about any of the youth programs or to register, please go to the Youth Services desk in the library or contact us by phone at 515-278-3945 or via email.