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 lunch, and enjoy story time outdoors. All of these dates and times are also listed on our event calendar.
STORY HOUR AT THE PARK
Tuesday’s; May 7 – May 28
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 12 – August 7.
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!
June 7: American Legion
June 14: Quail Cove
June 21: Ashawa
June 28: Huston Ridge
July 5: Jaycee
July 12: Wild Rose
July 19: Kiwanis
July 26: Meadowview
August 2: Pearson
SPLASH + STORY
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, July 13
10:30 to 11:50 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!
FREE ADMISSION to Tot Splash Time today!
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 30
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.
STORY TIME IN THE PARK
Story Times will be offered outdoors at various parks in Ankeny this summer! In the event of rain, story time will be held at the library in the meeting room.
- Thursday, June 6, 10 AM: Georgetown Park (Corner of NW Georgetown Boulevard & NW Ash Drive)
- Thursday, June 13, 10 AM: Sawgrass Park (2222 SW 36th Street)
- Thursday, June 20, 10 AM: Crestbruck Park (NE 9th & NE Crestbruck Place)
- Thursday, June 27, 10 AM: Sunrise Park (506 SE Peterson Drive)
- Thursday, July 11, 10 AM: Somersby Park (816 SW Springfield)
- Thursday, July 18, 10 AM: Northcreek Park (Corner of NW 13th Street & NW Irvinedale Drive)
- Thursday, July 25, 10 AM: Hawkeye Park (400 NW Ash Drive)
OUTDOOR STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (KIRKENDALL LIBRARY)
- Thursday, Aug. 1, 10 AM: Library
- Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 AM: Library
- Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 AM: Library
STORIES IN THE PARK
Friday, July 5 at Campbell Park; 12385 Woodlands Parkway; 10 a.m.
Friday, May 31 at Linnan Park; 8500 Alice Avenue; 10 a.m.
Friday, August 2 at Greenbelt Park Porter Shelter; 10490 Maddox Pkwy; 10 a.m.
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, and recreational activities. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy a morning outdoors. Stories in the Park 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.
STORYTIME IN THE PARK
Monday’s at 10 a.m.
Join the Library and Parks Departments for a special all-ages storytime followed by outdoor play. Walk to your local playground, or discover a new neighborhood park. A limited selection of books will be available for checkout. Weather Permitting. Visit Parks Department for park information.
- June 10 Kennybrook South
- June 17 Beaverbrooke Park
- June 24 Glenstone Park
- July 1 Grimes Community Complex Park
- July 8 Autumn Park
- July 15 Shawver Park
- July 22 Waterworks Park