Find fun at ICPL this spring break

Staying Home for Spring Break? We want to let you know that ICPL has a great lineup of activities for you and your school-age children.

We are offering a week of fun for students and families! Visit our calendar for the full schedule of activities and programs, and be sure to stop by the Iowa City Public Library.

If you're traveling, take us with you! Our Digital Library allows you to access hundreds of ebooks, e-audiobooks, family movies, art & craft video classes, and much more, all from our website.


Family Storytime: Dance Me a Story with Ballet Quad Cities
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
This is a storytime, a dance class, and dress-up fun all in one! Dance Me a Story ties together ballet performances and the literature that inspires the choreography.


Sunday Fun Day: See Through Bookmarks
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Storytime Room
Make one of a kind bookmark with contact paper and customize the materials used inside! Confetti, tissue paper, stickers, or collage, the possibilities are endless!


Spanish Bilingual Storytime
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
Join us every Monday for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! Every week, there will be a fun theme with plenty of repetition from previous weeks in order to enhance language learning.


Spring BINGO
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Meeting Room A
Come at 1:00 and try your luck at winning around. We will have edible and non-edible prizes! All ages are welcome!


Chinese Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 10:30 am | Storytime Room
Join us every Tuesday for a special Chinese Bilingual Storytime with Children's Librarian Fang! Together we will enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and fun crafts in Chinese and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.


Life-Size Games
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Meeting Room A

Is there anything more awesome than GIANT games? Nope, so stop by Meeting Room A to play GIANT Jenga, Connect Four, Tic -Tac-Toe and more!


Family Night: Champagne Irish Dance Performance
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 6:30 pm | Meeting Room A
Join the dancers of Champagne Academy of Irish Dance to learn more about Irish culture, language, music, and dance!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
StoryJAM is a music and movement program designed to model, encourage, and facilitate music-making as an early literacy skill.|

Spring Break Lego Play & Crafts
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Storytime Room
Whether you’re a crafter or a builder, or both, we have you covered for all your Lego needs. From 1-3 today, stop by the Storytime Room to make a Lego themed craft or just build to your heart’s content!


Meet Reptiles with the Cold-Blooded Redhead
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00 pm | Meeting Room A
Lindsay McDermott is a local reptile enthusiast who has recently pursued her passion of sharing reptiles/invertebrates with children and families.

Storytime with the Iowa Library for the Blind
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
Families with children of all ages are invited to storytime with special guest presenter Denise Bean, youth services librarian at the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.

Tumblin' Tots with Iowa Gym-Nest
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Meeting Room A
This program, inspired by the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior, will feature an obstacle course specifically designed for toddlers.


Totally Tweens: School's Out Special: Women's History Bingo!
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:00 pm | Meeting Room A
Celebrate Women's History Month with an exciting bingo event! Using bingo cards that feature important female figures, learn about these history-making American women with every square called in this bingo game.


Book Babies
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
Book Babies is a program designed to stimulate your infant's language development and is geared towards ages 0-2 years.


Movie & a Mug Cake: Luca
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Storytime Room
Join us in the Storytime Room this afternoon at 1:00 for a movie and Snacktivity! We will also have all the supplies needed to make a delicious mug cake, even a microwave!


Family Storytime
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:30 am | Meeting Room A
Family Storytime is recommended for all ages and includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities.

Sunday Fun Day: Very Hungry Caterpillar Necklace
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 1:00 pm | Storytime Room
Kick off Very Hungry Caterpillar Week with this cute wearable craft! You can sport this necklace all week to show your love for the timeless children's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


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