Youth Programs

Youth Programs and Events

The Newton Public Library offers a wide variety of programs and events for teens and children of all ages, including weekly story times. To register for a youth event, please call (641) 792.4108. Additional event information is located on the Library Calendar and our Facebook page.

Summer Reading

The 2019 Summer Reading program begins at our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on June 4th. The Kick-Off Party will be the first opportunity to register for the reading program and youth summer events. 

For additional information about the Summer Reading program and the complete calendar of youth summer events, click here.

Contact

If you have questions regarding youth programming, please contact:

Phyllis Peter                                                                                                                                                     
Youth Services Librarian
(641) 792.4108

Upcoming Youth Events - Registration opens June 4th at the Kick-Off Picnic

Date Event Registration Information Ages
June 4, 4:00 - 7:00 pm Summer Reading Kick-Off Picnic No registration All Ages
June 7, 1:00 pm Hanson Family Jugglers None 5-12
June 7, 3:00 pm Hanson Family Jugglers None 5-12
June 11, 10:30 am Des Moines Symphony Petting Zoo Required 4-5
June 11, 11:00 am Des Moines Symphony Petting Zoo Required 6-8
June 11, 6:00 pm Absolute Science Bubble Show Required 3-12
June 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Iowa State Insect Zoo None All Ages
June 18, 10:30 am Beals Family Music None All Ages
June 20, 1:00 pm Duke Otherwise None All Ages
June 25, 1:00 pm Science Center of Iowa Required 5+
June 26, 10:30 am Very Hungry Caterpillar Picnic Required 2-6
June 27, 1:30 pm Drones at the Library Required 5-12
June 28, 10:30 am Look to the Sky, Lift Up a Song None 3+
July 1, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Painting Kindness Rocks at Maytag Park None All Ages
July 2, 10:00 am Pint Sized Polkas None 3+
July 9, 10:30 am A Universe of Stories Required 3+
July 11, 1:30 pm Macaroni Soup None 3+
July 19, 10:30 am Fancy Nancy Tea Party Required 3-9
July 19, 1:00 pm Fancy Nancy Tea Party Required 3-9
July 22, 1:00 pm Dr. Oxygen Science Show Required 5+
July 26, 10:30 am Pirate Storytime Required 3-9
July 26, 1:00 pm Pirate Storytime Required 3-9
July 29 - August 1, 5:00-7:30 pm Choir Camp Required 7-11
August 2, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Maytag Pool Party - Ticket Required Ticket Required All Ages