Norm of the North
May 4 - 2pm
Showing FREE on our big screen. Snacks & supervision provided.
Children's Summer Reading Program 2016 - Wednesdays @ 1:30pm
June 8 - Blank Park Zoo
June 15 - Discover Iowa! Learn about your state!
June 22 - Miss D's RAGBRAI Art Day
June 29 - Lego Train World & Crafts
July 6 - Jester Puppets
LEGO FREE PLAY
1st Thurs. of the Month @ 3-5pm
June 2 - July 7 - August 4
Drop in and play with Legos on these Thursday afternoons. Supervision provided by Friends of the Shenandoah Public Library.
Thursday Evenings - 5-9pm
New at the library! Join us on Thursday nights for board games and card games. Challenge your family, friends or a stranger with a game from the library's collection.
The Story Garden provides patrons with a quiet place to read.
Visit the Children's Department at Shenandoah Public Library. You'll find picture books, magazines, books on tape and parenting resources. When not choosing books, children can spend time playing on one of three game computers. Patrons can use our two public access computers downstairs to look for books on our electronic catalog system. Whether you're a parent or a child, you'll enjoy the Story Garden. It's a comfortable place to enjoy your stay at SPL.
Parents utilize this special section in the Children's Department for information on special needs, discipline and health. You can also check-out the Hooked on Phonics reading program.
Children frequently use four game computers located in the Children's Department. All of the computers are PC's. Children can play a variety of educational games by reserving these computers for a half -hour time slot. Please call 712-246-2624 to reserve a time.
Join the fun at our storytimes when we share books, puppet plays, rhymes and action songs with preschoolers and their families. Children from the community are invited to join the storytimes in the Story Garden on the following dates:
*Summer Hiatus ~ Fall 2016 Dates TBA*
10am - Wednesday, February 24th
10am - Wednesday, March 16th
10am - Wednesday, April 13th
First Thursday of the MOnth, 4-5pm
Kids & teens ages 5 and up can come to the library auditorium for Lego building fun during Lego Club. First, we'll have snacks and look at pictures of cool Lego creations based on our theme, then you'll get a chance to build your own design out of Legos from the library's extensive collection. Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.
Kids & Teens age 8-14 are invited to the library auditorium on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm for Makerspace. During this time, volunteers will be leading a variety of hands-on projects, from technology to arts & crafts. What will you make? Design. Create. Explore everything. Contact Jan Frank-de Ois at 712-246-2315 for more information or to volunteer.
Imagine a warm spring day. You're sitting in a sunny garden surrounded by flowers and animals. Now move the mood inside and you're in the Story garden at SPL. The Story Garden is located just off the main room in the Children's Department. It is a cheerful quiet place to share a favorite book with a friend.