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Contact the Youth Department
Email the Youth Department or call at (319) 859-3282
Email the Youth Librarian or call at (319) 268-5546

Weekly Storytimes for a Variety of Ages*

Day

Time

Storytime Information

Monday 10:30 a.m.
Babytime, 0-23 months
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.
After-school club for school-aged children
Friday 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time, 2 & 3 years
Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool, 3-5 years

 *Ages listed are for intended audience. Children of other ages may attend with appropriate supervision.

*Storytime sessions:

January through April (winter/spring)
June-July (summer)
September through mid-December (fall)
No storytimes are held during the months of May, August, and the two weeks of late December so that we can plan for the next storytime session.

After-School Club for School-Aged Children

Join us Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m for a variety of activities for school-aged children.  The last Wednesday of each month is reserved for tweens in grades 4-6.  Tween events are in the upstairs meeting room on the last Wednesday of the month, and all other after-school programs are in the youth department.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1kbbkThe Cedar Falls Public Library is proud to announce the launch of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  The program is part of a national literacy initiative to encourage parents and caregivers to read often to their children before they begin school. The program provides a small incentive at each 100-book milestone, and at the 200 and 1,000-book milestones, your child will receive a new book to keep. We will also have periodic graduation ceremonies to recognize children who finish the program.  Any child from birth until she/he enters kindergarten is eligible.

To register your child, stop by the youth desk at the library.  We’d love to get you started!

Book Discussion Groups

Book Club Books Only

Youth Department staff lead two monthly book discussion groups, one for grades 3/4 and another for grades 5/6, during the school year (September-May).  Interested in joining? Sign up for the first month’s book clubs begins in mid-August.  For more information or to register, just stop by the youth desk or call 319-859-3282.

1st-Friday Puppet Shows!

Blue Luppet

December 7

February 1

Meeting space is available in the Youth Department. Call (319) 859-3282 to reserve a time.