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
Tuesdays: May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
12 pm – 1pm
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 3rd at 10 am – Linnan Park
- Friday, July 8th at 10 am (Yoga Themed!) – Campbell Park
- Wednesday, July 27th at 10 am – Country Club Glen Park
Fairytale Time in the Park
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Come experience your community park and WDM Parks & Rec staff for a story, snack and craft!
June 10: Legion Park
June 17: Quail Cove
June 24: Ashawa
July 1st: Huston Ridge
July 8th: Jaycee
July 15th: Wild Rose
July 22nd: Kiwanis
July 29th: Meadowview
August 5th: 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 McCord Park: Gossie
July 9th – August 30th at Moats Park: The Buk Buk Festival
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.
Children’s Book Week 97th Anniversary
Monday, May 2nd – Sunday, May 8th
Clive Public Library
Children are invited to celebrate by visiting the library anytime during the week dressed up as their favorite book character. Participants will be entered into a mystery prize drawing. One prize entry per child.