Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy stories and nature at the same time. There are several chances, in the central Iowa area, to listen to a good book. Bring a blanket, grab a lunch, and enjoy story time outdoors. All of these dates and times are also listed on our event calendar. If you have some to add, let me know.
STORY HOUR AT THE PARK
Wednesday’s: May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Raccoon River Lodge
Join the WDM Parks & Recreation staff for a FREE hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy and a naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.
STORIES IN THE PARK – CLIVE
Bring a blanket and sack lunch and enjoy story time in your favorite Clive park.
- Friday, June 2nd at 10 a.m.: Greenbelt Park
- Thursday, July 6th at 10 a.m.: Linnan Park
- Friday, August 4th at 10 a.m.: Campbell Recreation Area
FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Come experience your community park and WDM Parks & Rec staff for a story, snack and craft.
June 9: American Legion
June 16: Quail Cove
June 23: Ashawa
June 30: Hustion Ridge
July 7: Jaycee
July 14: Wild Rose
July 21: Kiwanis
July 28: Meadowview
August 4: Pearson
STORY WALK IN INDIANOLA
Enjoy two activities at once while you walk and read the pages of books in Indianola’s beautiful parks!
May 3rd – June 30th at Buxton Park: All For Me and None For All
July 7th – August 30th at Moats Park: Duncan, the Story Dragon
STORY WALK IN URBANDALE
Enjoy two activities at once while you walk and read the pages of books. Located behind the Urbandale Public Library, around Walker Johnston Park.
Clive Aquatic Center
Enjoy a story in the water. Join the library and aquatic center staff for a morning of stories, songs and splashes. Adults must be in the water with their children at all times. Rain or shine unless thunder and lightning. Registration required with Clive Parks and Recreation or call the library.
Wednesday, July 5th at 10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Monday, July 24th at 10:50 a.m. – 11: 25 a.m.
Wednesday, August 2nd at 10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.