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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


Adventure Pass

Have you heard of our Adventure Pass system? Check out passes to fun places, such as the Blank Park Zoo, The Science Center of Iowa, and the Grout Museum District.  Check it out >here.

Big Woods Lake StoryWalk®

In collaboration with the City of Cedar Falls and with the support of the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, the Cedar Falls Public Library has opened its first StoryWalk® at Big Woods Lake Campground. Spend time with family/friends, enjoy nature, and read our summer book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Click >here to learn more about the StoryWalk®.

Book Bundles

Wondering what to read next?
You tell us what you love. We pick your next read.

Fill out one of the forms below, and a library staff member will hand-select five to ten books catered to your interests. We’ll get them ready for you and library staff will notify you when your items are ready for pickup. They will be on the hold shelves.

Book Bundle Request Form

Book Discussion Groups

Do you have an interest in reading and a need to talk about what you’ve read with others? One of the joys of reading, besides being swept up in narrative, is being able to gather with others who have shared this reading experience, discussing themes and overall impressions. 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? We will be meeting in Zoom. To register and arrange a pickup for the book and activity, please email the youth desk at or call the youth desk at 319-859-3282.

3rd and 4th Grade Book Club

  • September 28 at 4:15:  Because of Win-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • October 26: The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • November 23: A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
  • December 14: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

5th and 6th Grade Book Club

  • September 27 at 4:15: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • October 25:  I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  • November 22: Crunch by Leslie Connor
  • December 13: A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle

Reading Challenges

Check out the latest reading challenges that the library is offering through >Beanstack. If you prefer to use a paper log, there are two current challenges: The Back to School Reading Challenge for youth in grades K-6 and the Bookworms Reading Challenge for youth ages 0-5. Please stop by the youth desk to register and pick up the paper logs.

Spooky Story Contest Winners

In October 2020, we held a spooky story contest. We had some awesome entries, and we want to thank everyone who participated. Our winners are Ramona Saavedra-DuBord and Quentin Morse. Read their short stories >here.