Kids

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FDPL Kids

Looking for book recommendations, information about upcoming events, or our resources for kids?  Learn more about our services for children and families on this page, or contact us by phone at 515-573-8167 ext. 6242 if you have any questions!

Activities for Kids

Blueberry the bird ambassador

FDPL Bird Ambassador

FDPL has had a Bird Ambassador in the Children’s Department for more than 50 years.  Be sure to stop by the Kids’ Reference Desk and say “Hi!” to our current Bird Ambassador Blueberry.

AWE computer with game on screen

AWE Kids Computers

We have four AWE Learning All-in-One computer workstations with software programs geared toward kids ages 2-12 in the Children’s Department.  Featuring preloaded educational games that are STREAM-aligned, kids can sit and play at any one of the workstations up to 30 minutes per visit.

Interactive Play Touch Table

Interactive Play Touch Table

FDPL has two interactive play touch tables by the Kids’ Reference Desk.  These interactive gaming tables are geared toward kids ages 3-14 and feature 12 fun games.  Most games can be played by a single child or by up to four children.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their kids for this unique experience.  Play at the touch tables is limited to 30 minutes per visit.

Vincent House Puppet Theater and Busy Blocks

Vincent House Puppet Theater and Busy Blocks

Kids are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild by engaging in creative storytelling through play with our puppet friends in the Vincent House Puppet Theater.  Our busy blocks encourage motor skill development through engaging play and our collection of big books allow kids and their caregivers to share stories in a whole new way.

Featured Resources for Kids

AtoZ Food America

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The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. Includes historical information and how-to videos. Library card required for access.

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Brainfuse HelpNow

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Brainfuse HelpNow offers LIVE tutoring help, skill building, and more for students in K-12 and college, including tutoring done in Spanish and extensive test prep.

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Educate Station

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Learning plans, worksheets, and activities for students to do at home or at school created by educators from across the country. Log in with your library card.

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Events for Kids

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Kids
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Storytime

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Kids

New Easy and Picture Books

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