The Cedar Rapids Public Library has a variety of story times, special events and programs throughout the year to help prepare kids for school and get them excited about reading! Visit our Calendar of Events and search for children's events to find out what's happening at the Library.
Story Time at the Cedar Rapids Public Library is held Mondays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays at 10:30 am, Fridays at 10:30 am (Toddler Time at 9:30 am), and Saturdays at 10:30 am throughout the year. Topics change weekly and special guests appear sometimes. Visit our event calendar for dates, times and topics.
Food, learning, and fun at this program for kindergartners through fifth-graders on regularly scheduled early dismissal days! We have a healthy snack, talk books, and make projects. Check the event calendar for dates, times and topics.
Play and Learn
Play and Learn of East Central Iowa is an organized play group for young children and the people who take care of them – their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, other family members and family friends. It is held at the CRPL West each Tuesday morning at 9:00 - 10:30 am and 10:45 -12:15 pm, as well as Thursday nights at 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Each group has a facilitator that plans and sets up activities for the children and their caregivers to play together. Facilitators help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play and what caregivers can do at home to help the children in their care grow and learn.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.