Summer 2019

Summer Library Program:
June 3 through July 26, 2019!

Join us in the library parking lot for our annual kickoff to the Summer Library Program! Music by Janey and the Growlerz, activities for children, mini sandwiches from Jimmy John’s (while supplies last), and more. Bring your lawn chair and sunscreen and celebrate summer with us!
*Rain location: Community Center*

SummerFest is made possible by the Robert & Shirley Berg Fund.

> Click here for our complete Youth Summer Library Program Calendar!

>Click here for info on the Teen Summer Library Program!

Summer Library Program:
A Universe of Stories

Cedar Falls Public Library Youth Summer Reading Program: June 3–July 26
For children ages birth through 6th grade. Registration begins Monday, June 3.
Make three weekly library visits and earn a free book! After six weekly visits, earn another free book! Paper reading logs and stickers available for very young children to track how much they are read to during the summer.


Pedal Fest Puppet Show
Sunday, July 7, 2:30 p.m., Meeting Room
You are invited to participate in the Cedar Valley Pedal Fest’s “Pedal to the Puppet Show Ride.” Register at 2:00 p.m. at Gateway Park, and at 2:30 p.m. ride the trail over the Cedar River and under the Main Street and First Street bridges to State Street and then to the Cedar Falls Public Library for a puppet show and refreshments. You will take the same route in revers back to Gateway Park for a book giveaway by Books Not Bombs Cedar Valley.

Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 & 11:00 a.m., Meeting Room
Martika is an expert performer in the circus arts. Join her for an interactive, family-friendly show. Check out her web page at

Madcap Puppets
Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 & 11:00 a.m., Meeting Room
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Madcap Puppets is a theatre nationally recognized for engaging and original children’s theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs that include performances, workshops and residencies. Join us for a puppet show with their signature large, wearable puppets. Check them out at

Summer Storytimes
June 3–July 31, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department
Mondays: Baby storytime (0–23 months)
Tuesdays: Preschool storytime (3–5 year-olds)
Wednesdays: Toddler storytime (2–3 year-olds)
Fridays: Toddler storytime (2–3 year-olds)
Saturdays: Preschool storytime (3–5 year-olds)

Please note: According to our safe child policy, all children under 11-years-old must be  accompanied by and be within sight of a responsible adult caregiver at all times while in the library.

Funding for the summer library program provided by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, Robert & Shirley Berg Fund for use by the Library. Additional incentives provided by Pizza Ranch, Cedar Falls Panda Express, and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.

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