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What is happening at your Van Meter Public Library?

Although summer reading is over, there are still many activities at the library.  You are invited to attend any (or all) of the events.  In addition to the experiences at the library, we reach out.  Every other week we will be visiting University Kids and Kids Care for a Story Time.  If you have any questions call the Van Meter Public Library at (515) 996-2435.

Every week

Tech Tuesdays

Drop by with your questions about technology or make an appointment for a more involved issue. If we cannot answer it that day, we will find the answer!  If there is interest, we will schedule classes on e-books, Facebook, or Microsoft programs.  Let us know what you need.


Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

There will be stories, puppets, rhymes and songs. We will end with a craft!  Starting in September, we will focus on the five senses and opposites.


Tween/Teen Crafting on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun craft, all supplies will be provided.


Movie Matinee on Fridays at 1:45 p.m.

A child friendly movie will be shown after the early school dismissal.


Special programming

September 15th Stuffed Animal Sleepover  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Kids, bring a stuffed animal to the library to have a sleep over! Your animal will stay at the library Friday night.  The stuffie will have a Story Time, supper, play time, and fun.  On Saturday morning, between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., you can pick up your stuffed animal, a treat, and pictures of their adventures.


September 23rd Bike Rodeo  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Van Meter Police Department and the Van Meter Public Library are teaming up for a Bike Rodeo. Bring your bikes to the library and we will talk about bike safety, there will also be games and prizes!


October 3rd Author Mike Flinn  6:30 p.m.

Mike will be talking about the Adel bank robbery and his book Most Exciting Day. Mike has written several books about the area and would love to visit with you.  About Mike – I came to the writing game late, after spending the greater part of my life in other pursuits.  I have a great interest in the history of our little corner of the world.  I wrote my first book after retiring and running out of things to do quicker than I, or my dear wife, thought.  I spent a cold Iowa winter at my computer researching and writing “Most Exciting Day,” the story of an actual 1895 bank robbery in my hometown of Adel, Iowa.



Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed