Visiting Author 2016: Delia Ray

This year's visiting author to Iowa City Community School District is Delia Ray, author of middle grade fiction and nonfiction.

Books and Writing, Children's

Ready, Set, Polka with Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider of Pint Size Polkas takes us through a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical adventure.

Recorded on June 28, 2016 at the Iowa City Public Library.


Popo's Halloween Puppet Festival 2016

Try on a costume and have a laugh with Iowa City's famous Popo the Clown featuring Deanne Wortman and Dave Panther.

Recorded on October 22, 2016 at the Iowa City Public Library.


Music is the Word Storytime: Regina Orchestra

Fifth Graders from Regina Orchestra entertain us with a special morning concert as part of the Music is the Word series.

Recorded on May 5, 2016 at the Iowa City Public Library.


Ghosts of Johnson County

A presentation on Ghosts of Johnson County from our 1996 Summer Reading Program.

Recorded July 16, 1996 at Iowa City Public Library


Musical Storytime: Piano Special with Casey

Iowa City Public Library Children's Librarian, Casey, entertains us with piano music.

Recorded on July 17, 2014 at Iowa City Public Library.


Birds of Prey with the RARE Group

Meet a few birds of prey and learn about the rehabilitation of similar animals with the RARE Group!

For more information regarding the RARE group please visit their website:...


Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip 2016

The ICPL was a stop on Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip! Crowds of excited kids joined us on Monday, June 27th at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. to meet this incredible TV celebrity, who is hitting the...


Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell

The Blank Park Zoo is back for another show and tell program for the summer reading program! Meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Des Moines.


Totally Tween Cupcake War

Special thanks to Molly's Cupcakes for their sponsorship of this program.

The competition heats up among a group of kiddos vying for best cupcake during the Totally Tween Cupcake War...