Storytimes are great for many reasons. They are inside, which is warm, they are free and they inspire a children’s imagination. Here are some places to find storytime events around Central Iowa.
Make sure to look at our event calendar to keep track when there is a story time in Central Iowa.
Beaverdale Books – Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Thursday mornings are “Storybook Time at Beaverdale Books”. An employee reads favorite selections from our children’s department along with time for singing, sharing and occasional surprises.
Adel Public Library – Family Storytime, Fun movies, LEGO fun and more! Check it all out here!
Altoona Public Library – Family Storytime, Baby Bounce, Pipsqueak Playdate and much more! Check out the calendar!
Ames Public Library – Baby Time, Toddler Time, Family Storytime and more! Check out here for all dates and times!
Clive Public Library – Lots of fun, age appropriate story times. Most you need to pre-register. Check out here for dates, times and how to register!
Des Moines Public Libraries – Various Toddler Storytimes and Baby Rhyme Times at different branches. For a list and schedule click here.
Grimes Public Library – Baby Lapsit, Family story time’s, Evening story times and other fun events! Check here for the schedule!
Indianola Public Library – Story Explorers, Toddler Time and more! Check here for times and dates!
Johnston Public Library – Babies & Books, Music Together and more! Most classes you may need to pre-register. Check here for dates, times and to register.
Kirkendall Public Library (Ankeny) – Tot Time, Storytime and more. Click here for schedule.
Urbandale Library – Various storytimes. Click here for schedule. Our favorite library to visit! Make sure you also check out Science Sleuths on the second Friday of the month! A free science & reading class!
Waukee Public Library – Toddler Time, Storytime and more. Click here for schedule.