Outdoor Storytime in Des Moines
The weather is warming up and there are several chances to enjoy outdoor storytime in Des Moines this Summer. 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 contact me.
STORY HOUR AT THE PARK
Tuesday’s; May 1 – May 22
Noon to 1 p.m.
Raccoon River Lodge
Join the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.
ALTOONA AQUATICS PARK
11 to 11:45 a.m.
There is no admission to attend the story time and no registration required. Begins June 6 – August 8.
FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Dates + locations listed below
FREE EVENT – No Pre-Registration Required: Come experience your community park and join the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff for a story and a craft. Bring a blanket and a friend!*Childcare providers — Please contact the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff to let them know if you are bringing your group so they can be sure to have enough supplies for all participants!
June 15: Quail Cove
June 22: Ashawa
June 29: Hustion Ridge
July 6: Wild Rose
July 13: Meadowview
July 20: Pearson
July 27: Kiwanis
August 3: Pearson
Enjoy the pages of children’s books as you walk through Indianola’s City Parks. Brought to you by Indianola Park Friends and the Friends of the Indianola Public Library.
May 3 – June 26: Buxton Park
June 28 – August 21: Moats Park
SPLASH + STORY
Saturday, June 9
Saturday, July 14
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Indianola Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center
Start your Saturday morning off with some quality time with your kiddo(s)! This free program will run concurrently with our standard “Tot Splash Time”, which begins at 10:30 am. We’ll let the kids burn off some steam from 10:30 – 10:45 am, story time will be from 10:45 – 11:15 am, and then Tot Splash Time will resume from 11:15 – 11:50 am. Stick around for the fun!
Tot Splash Time admission is free with season pass, or $2/person for ages 6 & under with adult.
Monday, July 2
Wednesday, August 1
10:50 to 11:25 a.m.
Clive Aquatic Center
Get ready to make waves in the zero-depth pool with stories, songs, and dance
splashes with library and aquatic center staff! Please note that adults must be in the water with their children at all times. If you would like to stay and enjoy the pool after the program you will be able to purchase a daily admission pass. Rain or shine unless thunder and lightning. Call the weather hotline (515) 830-1234.
Registration online or contact the library.
STORIES IN THE PARK
Friday, June 1 at Linnan Park; 8500 Alice Avenue
Firday July 6 at Campbell Park; 12385 Woodlands Parkway
Friday, August 3 at Greenbelt Park Porter Shelter; 10490 Maddox Pkwy
Join the Clive library and parks and recreation staff for story time adventures in your own backyard. They will be visiting neighborhood parks for a morning filled with stories, music, andrecreational activities. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy a morning outdoors. The program will be different at each park, so please join us throughout the summer for fun in the sun!
Rain or shine unless severe weather. Call the weather hotline at (515) 830-1234.
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.