Outdoor Storytime in Des Moines 2023
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 storytime outdoors. All of these dates and times are also listed on our event calendar.
FAIRYTALE TIME IN THE PARK
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Dates + locations are listed below
Come experience your neighborhood park and join the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation staff for a story and a craft. Bring a blanket and a friend! All ages. FREE.
- 6/8 Pearson Park
- 6/15 Jaycee Park
- 6/22 Ashawa Park
- 6/29 Meadowview Park
- 7/6 Fairmeadows Park
- 7/13 Wild Rose Park
- 7/20 Quail Cove Park
- 7/27 Brookview Park
STORIES AT THE PARK
Friday’s from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
Clive Parks & Recreation is going to various parks this summer! Enjoy this 30-minute program with your little one. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of books, songs, rhymes, finger-plays, and dancing. For more information, contact Dee at email@example.com.
- Friday, June 16 Campbell Park
- Friday, June 20 Canary Park
- Friday, July 14 Stonegate Park
- Friday, July 28 Wildwood Park
STORYTIME IN THE PARK
Monday’s from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
May 8 – May 30
Raccoon River Park
Come enjoy a nature story or two and a kid-friendly craft. We will find some shade near or in the Biddle Shelter at Raccoon River Park. Bring a blanket, and dress for the weather.
June 29 & 23; July 7 & 21
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Clive Aquatic Center
The library and the aquatic center have teamed up to bring you cool summer fun! If you are only staying for the story (9:30 − 10:00 a.m.) the cost is free. If you plan on staying to swim until 11:00 a.m., the cost is $5 per person, and children 2 and under are free. Season passes are accepted. For more information, contact Dee firstname.lastname@example.org, or Austin at email@example.com.
Ages 5 and younger with caregiver (16 or older). Registration recommended.