Summer Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Library Story Times

My job in education affords me the opportunity to stay at home with our two girls during June and July. I love this time together, but I’m also not used to being at home with them. I’m constantly trying to find activities for us to do and visiting one of our local libraries is one of our favorites. Story time, age appropriate activities, and finding books to read on rainy days keep us occupied all summer. We’re fortunate enough to have 3 fabulous libraries in our area that offer activities all summer.

I’ve compiled all of the baby/children/elementary age activities and story times in one easy post for you to reference this year! All programs run June 5 – July 30. The best part is they are all FREE!

Summer Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Library Story Times

Cedar Rapids Public Library 

Mondays

10-10:30 a.m. | Various special programming for 0-3 year olds (activities found on website) at the Downtown Library
10-10:45 a.m. | Story Time & Craft for 4-11 year olds at Brucemore

Tuesdays

10-10:45 a.m. | Story Time & Craft for 4-11 year olds at Jacolyn Park
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | Various special programming for all ages (activities found on website) at the Downtown Library

Wednesdays

9:30-10:20 a.m. | Mother Goose on the Loose (story time and nursery rhymes) for 0-3 year olds at the Downtown Library
10:30-11 a.m. | Story Time for 4-11 year olds at the Downtown Library

Thursdays

10-10:30 a.m. | Story Time at Ladd Library
10-noon | Craft at the Downtown Library
10:30-noon | Craft at Ladd Library

Fridays

10-10:30 a.m. | Various special programming for 0-3 year olds (activities found on website) at Ladd Library
10-10:45 a.m. | Story Time & Craft for 4-11 year olds at Bever Park


Marion Public Library

Mondays

6:30 p.m. | Family Time (activities appropriate for all ages—crafts, movies, games, etc.)

Tuesdays

10:00-10:20 a.m. | Toddler Time (18 months – 3 years old)
10:45-11:15 a.m. | Preschool Story Time (3 years to 5 years old)

Wednesdays

10:45-11:15 a.m. | Preschool Story Time (3 years to 5 years old)

Thursdays

10:30-10:45 a.m.| Baby Time (Birth to 18 months)
11:00 a.m. | Story Time at Lowe Park

Fridays

10:00-10:20 a.m. | Toddler Time (18 months – 3 years old)

**Other special programming taking place throughout the months of June and July. Check the calendar on Marion Library’s website for more information.**


Hiawatha Public Library

Mondays

10:00 a.m. | Yoga Story Time

Tuesdays

10:30 a.m. | Toddler Time

Wednesdays

10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time

Thursdays

10:00 a.m. | Play & Learn

**Other special programming taking place throughout the months of June and July. Check out Hiawatha Public Library’s website for more information.**


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