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Kids ProgramsKids Programs
  • Storytimes
  • Toddler Storytimes Monday & Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytimes Wednesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m.
  • Family Storytimes Saturday 10:30 a.m. & Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Book Babies Friday 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.

Annual Events

bullet CoderDojo Learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more! Aimed at Grades 5-8 though older students are also welcome to attend. Ongoing meetings held the second Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm in the Computer Lab. Location: Computer Lab
bullet Sensory Storytimes, First Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. The first Saturday of each month August-December. Sensory Storytimes with Jackie Biger are designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities, along with their friends or siblings. These storytimes include tactile books, songs, stories & activities that will provide the opportunity for hands-on participation. A caretaker must accompany each child with special needs.
bullet Author Visits The Iowa City Public Library is dedicated to offering a variety of experiences with local and nationally-renowned authors to the public. Past authors have included Jan Brett, Jack Gantos and Linda Sue Park. Authors in 2010 include Sarah Prineas and John Coy.
bullet Kid's Chess Tournament Each fall the Library hosts a free chess tournament for Grades 3-6 (or younger if ranked with the United States Chess Federation). Cosponsored by the Hawkeye Chess Club.
bullet Paint a Ceramic Workshop On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, children in Grades 3-6 can paint a ceramic item with Fired Up. Registration required.
bullet Poetry Workshop for Grades 3-6 April is National Poetry Month. Do you write poetry? Do you enjoy listening to poetry and perhaps sharing poems together? Then this fun two-hour session held each year in early April is for you! Registration required.
bullet Popo's Puppet Festival A fun morning of puppet plays for children of all ages held each October.
bullet R.E.A.D. Series, Sundays From 2-4 p.m. on selected Sundays handlers and their "Reading Education Assistance Dogs" are available for children to read aloud to. Location: Storytime Room
[Upcoming Special Events]