The kiddos and I went and checked out another library last week … the West Des Moines Public Library. This library had a fun, entertaining children’s area similar to the Urbandale Public Library.
Our favorite activity was the puppet stand! There were tons of different puppets available, the kids could pick from and use. The kids enjoyed using their imaginations and creating their own stories using the puppets.
They had a fun lego table, puzzles available to play with, train table and a computer area available. The computers were specially programmed for the children with games and other educational activities.
Of course, there was story time with Mr. Nate. The kids really enjoyed Mr. Nate and had a lot of fun. Last weeks theme was trains and they had fun hearing stories, singing songs, and playing fun instruments to go along with the theme.
Last weeks story time was held in their large conference room, but they also have a designated story area in the children’s area.
There are also TONS of books available to check out!
Unlike the Urbandale Public Library, the West Des Moines Public Library requires pre-registration for a lot of their kid events and story times. They do offer drop-in story time also!
Drop-in Oliver’s Tales – Every Wednesday at 9:30 am
Drop-in story time – Every Friday at 10:30 am
Take a look at their event calendar for other drop-in events and programs they have through the month or to check to see if any other event or program is full.