Urbandale Public Library: Free Indoor Fun

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The other day we decided to check out the Urbandale Public Library and I’m so happy we did.  We had a blast and have REALLY been missing out.

The main reason we went is for the Toddler Story Time! Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday they offer a special Toddler Story Time. Each week is a different theme. This week was Eric Carle where we read, sang and played different activities incorporating all of Eric Carle’s famous books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There is also story time offered Wednesday and Thursday’s, that are not toddler specific. They also offer story time for babies too! Check out the schedule here!


The Story Room is such a cute and fun area. There are windows with cute little loft areas where the kids can climb up into. There are large doors that are closed when story time begins, which I like because my son sure does like to run sometimes! My favorite part was the cute, wooden chair that the story teller sits in.


We showed up a bit early, which is okay, because there is so much more then story time that is offered! We played on the computers for awhile, which were awesome! The computers are programmed for a certain age range. They have one computer specifically programed for ages 0-36 months! You can wear headphones, listen, and play along. Some of the screens are even touch-screen.


There are also building blocks, magna tiles, puppets, a coloring station and tons of books of course!


The Urbandale Library not only offers the fun story room, toys, books, DVD’s, CD’s, Chapter’s cafe, free wi-fi … they also offer some fun classes.

  • Lego Club
  • Reading Pals
  • Mothers & Others (great opportunity to meet some other mothers!)
  • Brown Bag
  • Minecraft
  • Tuesday Night Movie
  • Teen Yoga
  • Music Together
  • Science Sleuths
  • Teen Book Club

All of these things are FREE and most do not require registration, but make sure to check the calendar for details for more information.

What is your favorite thing to do at the Urbandale Public Library?


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

2 thoughts on “Urbandale Public Library: Free Indoor Fun

  1. Avatar Bob Barker says:

    Does the Urbandale Public Library have any other activities for toddlers? Train tables, Duplos, etc?

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