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July 2019

Pokemon League

Pokemon League is for fans of the trading card game. Players bring their own cards and “battle” in an informal league setting, facilitated by volunteers. Volunteers may help players learn to play, as time permits. Players do not lose cards if they lose the battle and may earn new cards and badges through participation. Kids must be at least 8 years old to be at the library without being accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call the library at 641-754-5738, ext.…

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Last Day for Stamp #4!

  Sunday, July 28th will be the last day to get the fourth stamp of the year for the 2019 Summer Reading Program! ...but don't worry! Participants can still earn points for prizes throughout the entire summer!

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Iowa Cubs Game

Summer Reading Program participants who collect 3 stamps on their reading logs will receive an adult/child pair of tickets for this special Iowa Cubs baseball game, held in Des Moines at Principal Park.

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Summer Reading Stamp #5 Available!

Beginning Monday, July 29th, Summer Readers can come to the Youth Desk to stamp their papers with the fifth stamp of the year! Come to the youth desk to sign up for points logs anytime throughout the summer. Points are earned by stamping your log when you visit the library. This summer, there are 5 different stamps worth 20 points each over the course of the summer. The act of stamping at the youth desk is a promise (honor system)…

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Kids Crochet Club

Crochet Club is for kids ages 10 and up to learn the basics of crochet and build skills in a casual, friendly environment. Hook and yarn provided, or bring your own if you’d like. Learn how to make chains, stitches, rows, “in the round”, etc. — working toward a project you can take home after a few weeks! Registering for the Intro registers you for the club (no need to register each month). Each session will consist of an introductory class and then…

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Blank Park Zoo Visits

Multiple sessions of Blank Park Zoo staff showing live animals in the large meeting rooms, thanks to funding from the Morning Optimist Club. Pre-register for 3 yr. & younger 9:30 or 10:15 a.m, by calling 641-754-5738, ext. 3. Registration will begin July 1st. Pre-register for 9:30 here. Pre-register for 10:15 here.  School-aged, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the library. (No pre-registration for these school-aged sessions for families; camps or daycares with more than 8 unrelated people, please call ahead…

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Blank Park Zoo Visits

Multiple sessions of Blank Park Zoo staff showing live animals in the large meeting rooms, thanks to funding from the Morning Optimist Club. Pre-register for 3 yr. & younger 9:30 or 10:15 a.m, by calling 641-754-5738, ext. 3. Registration will begin July 1st. Pre-register for 9:30 here. Pre-register for 10:15 here.  School-aged, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the library. (No pre-registration for these school-aged sessions for families; camps or daycares with more than 8 unrelated people, please call ahead…

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Blank Park Zoo Visits

Multiple sessions of Blank Park Zoo staff showing live animals in the large meeting rooms, thanks to funding from the Morning Optimist Club. Pre-register for 3 yr. & younger 9:30 or 10:15 a.m, by calling 641-754-5738, ext. 3. Registration will begin July 1st. Pre-register for 9:30 here. Pre-register for 10:15 here.  School-aged, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the library. (No pre-registration for these school-aged sessions for families; camps or daycares with more than 8 unrelated people, please call ahead…

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Blank Park Zoo Visits

Multiple sessions of Blank Park Zoo staff showing live animals in the large meeting rooms, thanks to funding from the Morning Optimist Club. Pre-register for 3 yr. & younger 9:30 or 10:15 a.m, by calling 641-754-5738, ext. 3. Registration will begin July 1st. Pre-register for 9:30 here. Pre-register for 10:15 here.  School-aged, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the library. (No pre-registration for these school-aged sessions for families; camps or daycares with more than 8 unrelated people, please call ahead…

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Play Day

  This “come and go” program offers the chance for kids (with a caregiver) to play with giant blocks, Legos, dollhouse, kitchen set, and more in the blue activity room. Free, no pre-registration needed. Daycare/preschools groups are asked to pre-register to bring groups of 8 or more children.

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