Free Advice for Your Device

May 25
Wednesday 10:00 am
Get the lowdown on your library's downloadables! Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register as class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

Toddler Storytime

May 25
Wednesday 10:00 am
Toddlers and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs geared to teach children early literacy skills. Storytime, led by a librarian, is approximately 25 minutes long.

Baby Rhyme Time

May 25
Wednesday 10:15 am
Join us weekly for rhymes, songs, bounces, stories, and a little playtime. For caregivers and babies ages 0 - 18 months.

Play, Grow, Learn!

Play, Grow, Learn! is time to use the Imagination Station to check out some early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation: South Side

Summer Reading is nearly here and the library needs students’ help to make the summer successful! Teens help families register for the reading program, assist with children’s programs and help with tasks during the library’s busy season.

Students aged 12-18 wishing to volunteer at the South Side Library during the Summer Reading Program (June 1 - July 16) must attend a South Side volunteer orientation. There are two meeting times available. Teens need only attend one.

Youth Makerspace

A free, family friendly, educational environment where youth can build, design, create and play with LittleBits, K'NEX, Kithub, LEGO Mindstorms, and more! Today's makers become tomorrow's innovators with STEAM based activities. For grades three through eight.

Homework Hideout

Need a quiet place to study? No space in your room to set up books? We’ve created a quiet space with Internet and free color printing, common school supplies and a community mentor to encourage students to create school work that they can be proud of! Open Monday-Thursday for students in grades four through twelve.

Evening Bridge Club

May 25
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Meet at the Central Library to practice playing bridge on Wednesday evenings. Preregister. Call Troy for more details at 515-710-2319.

Preschool Storytime

May 26
Thursday 10:15 am
Join us for fun stories, songs, fingerplays and participate in crafts and activities that build literacy skills and kindergarten-readiness skills. For preschoolers ages 3 - 6.