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Mom’s Guide to Library Story Times in the Corridor

Fall is officially upon us, and I for one absolutely love the cooler weather! There’s just something so cozy about wearing hoodies and fleece lined leggings. And I do not, for a moment, miss having to lather-up my wriggling toddler with sun screen just to go for a quick walk around the block. That being said, some days are just a little too cool to play outside comfortably. And we all know that freezing temps, snow, and ice are all inevitable. When you’re not in the mood to shiver outside during play time, or when the temps are too low to play outside safely, head over to a library near you for some fun and educational activities! Here’s a list of library story times, family fun, and teen activities scheduled at the Iowa City and surrounding area libraries:

A Guide to Story Times

 

 

Cedar Rapids Public Library – Downtown

Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Stories for Scooters (ages 2-4): Mondays @ 9:30am
  • Starlight Story Time (Preschoolers): Mondays @ 6:30pm
  • Story Time (Pre-K): Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Other Programs:

  • Play and Learn (young children): Tuesdays @ 6:00pm & Fridays @ 9:30am
  • Saturday Special – Various Topics (Family): Saturdays @ 10:30am
  • Anime Club (grades 6-12): Second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Teen Advisory Board (grades 6-12): meet once a month

Cedar Rapids Public Library – Ladd Library

Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Stories for Scooters (Pre-K): Thursdays @ 9:30am
  • Story Time (Pre-K): Fridays @ 9:30 am

Other Programs:

  • Play and Learn (young children): Mondays @ 9:30am
  • Anime Club (grades 6-12): First Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm

Center Point Public Library

  • Story Time: Tuesdays & Fridays @ 10:00am

Cole Library (Mount Vernon)

Story Time:

  • Story Time (Pre-Schoolers): Thursdays @ 9:30am

Other Programs:

  • Crafternoons (Elementary-age): Every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm
  • Lego Club: Every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm
  • Teen Nights (see website for schedule)
  • Off Track – Middle School Book Group: meets once a month
  • Off Track – High School Book Group: meets once a month
  • Early Out Movies: Mount Vernon’s Early Out Days @ 1:00pm (see website for full schedule)

Coralville Public Library

Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Pre-school Storytime (ages 3 and up): Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am
  • Wee Read (ages 3 and under): Thursdays @ 10:15am & 11:15am
  • Family Storytime: Saturdays @ 10:30am

Other Programs:

  • Family Night: Once a month @ 6:30pm – check the calendar for exact dates
  • Kids Create (K-6th): First Thursday of the month, September-May @ 2:30pm
  • Teen Advisory Board (7th-12th grade): First Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm

Ely Public Library

Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Toddler Time (under 3): Mondays @ 10:00am
  • Storytime (over 3): Thursdays @ 10:00am
  • Babygarten: Saturdays @ 9:30am

Iowa City Public Library

Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Toddler Storytime: Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:30am
  • Pre-School Storytime (ages 3-5): Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30am
  • Book Babies (ages 6-18 months): Fridays @ 10:30am & 1:30pm
  • Family Storytime: Saturdays @ 10:30am

Other Programs:

  • Sunday Fun Days: Sundays @ 2:00pm
  • Teen Activity Group (7th-12th grade): see website for schedule
  • Teen Anime & Manga Club (7th-12th grade): see website for schedule
  • Minecraft Meetup (7th-12th grade): see website for schedule

Kalona Public Library

Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Toddler & Pre-school Storytime: Wednesdays @ 10:30am
  • Toddler Time (12-36 months): Fridays @ 10:30am

Other Programs:

  • Early out activities: see events calendar for schedule
  • Teen Advisory Board (ages 12-18): meets once a month
  • Wii Nights, Teens Only Movie Nights, and more: see calendar for schedule

Marion Public Library

Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Family Time (all ages): Mondays @ 6:30pm
  • Toddler Time (18 months to 3 years): Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:00am
  • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years): Tuesdays & Wednesdays @10:45am
  • Baby Time (Birth to 18 months): Thursdays @ 10:30am

Other Programs:

  • Learning Safari (Preschoolers): Second Wednesday of the month @ 10:45am
  • Lego Club: Second Thursday of the month from 3-5pm
  • Reading Education Assistance Dogs: Fourth Sunday of the month from 2:30-4:00pm
  • Doodlebugs (Preschoolers): Last Tuesday of the month @ 10:45am
  • Anime Club: First Monday of the month from 4-5:30pm
  • Crafternoons: Fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm

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Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Tot Time (ages 6 mos-2 years): Tuesdays @ 10:00am
  • Pre-school Storytime: Wednesdays @ 10:00am
  • Family Storytime: Thursdays @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday Storytime: Saturdays @ 11:00am

Other Programs:

  • Crafternoons (K-6th): Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm
  • Teen Advocate Group (7th-12th grade): First Wednesday of the month @ 8:00pm

Solon Public Library

Infant/Toddler/Pre-School Story Times:

  • Babygarten (ages 0-24 months): Schedule TBA
  • Storytime (ages 2-5): Tuesdays @ 10:30am

Other Programs:

  • The LEGO Club (K and older): First Monday of the month
  • The Scrabble Challenge (8 and olders): Last Wednesday of the month
  • Your Space (grades 5 and up): Tuesdaya from 3:15-5:00pm
  • Teen Advisory Board: see website for more details

Springmier Community Library (Tiffin)

  • Preschool Story Hour (ages 3 & 4): Mondays @ 10:00am

Swisher Community Library

  • Storytime: Thursdays @ 6:30pm

West Branch Public Library

Story Times:

  • Pajama Storytime (Pre-schoolers): Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
  • Preschool Storytime: Fridays @ 10:00am

West Liberty Public Library

  • Toddlers at Play:  Mondays and Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Storytime: Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m.

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7 Responses to Mom’s Guide to Library Story Times in the Corridor

  1. Suzanne October 10, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Love this list! For those days when you’re under the weather, or the weather is snowy and blowy, check out these picture books you can read online for free! http://www.wegivebooks.org/

    • Becky
      Becky October 10, 2014 at 9:38 am #

      Thanks for sharing Suzanne! What a great resource!

  2. katie October 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    This is great! I wanted to let you guys know that West Liberty has changed a little bit…they have Toddlers at Play Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11am and Story time Wednesdays at 9:30am.

    • Becky
      Becky October 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      Thanks for the update Katie! Good reminder that the websites aren’t always up-to-date!

    • Kaitlyn
      Kaitlyn October 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

      Thanks for the info Katie!! We got it updated! 🙂

  3. Shana October 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    There is no minimum age requirement for Book Babies at the Iowa City Public Library. They removed the age requirement some time ago. Your page needs updated as I wouldn’t want someone to miss out taking their little one because they think there is a minimum age. Thanks!

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