The Storm Lake Public Library wants to be a "Young Children's Door to Learning". To accomplish this goal, the library offers several opportunities to children and the adults in their lives.
National Library Week - Out of this World, April 17, 2010, 1-3 pm
Fourth annual children's program for all ages with games, stories, crafts, snacks and door prizes. Sponosored by Beta Beta Sorority, Friends of the Storm Lake Publc Library, Witter Gallery, Buena Vista University School of Education, and Storm Lake High School International Club.
Book Babies (babies and toddlers under age 3)
- second Saturday morning of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time (ages 3 to 5) at 10:30 a.m.
- April 6, 9 - Cinderella
- April 13, 16 - Horses
- April 20, 23 - Clifford
- April 27, 30 - Flowers
- May 4, 7 - Mother's Day
- May 11, 14 - Curious George
- May 18, 21 - Ducks
- May 25, 28 - Fishes
Music Story Time (under age 12) at 10:00 a.m.
- Stories, singing and instrument playing for children under twelve years old.
Homeschool Library Program (all ages) at 2:30 p.m.
- April 14 - Exploration of Pharoh and Ancient Egypt.
Noon Movies (all ages)
Early Dismissal Movie! or School's Out Movie! are scheduled on a Friday at noon. Popcorn provided.
2010 Summer Reading Program, Make a Splash!
June 1 - Begin Reading Logs
June 15 - Dan Wardell at 10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
July 6 - Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Umbrellas
July 9 - Mike Prestby, Magician, 10:30 a.m.
July 13 - Preschool Story, 10:30 a.m., Fishes
July 16 - Blank Park Zoo, 10:30 a.m.
July 20 - Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Octopus Garden
July 23 - Story Hike to the Fire Station with lunch at the Park, 10:30 a.m. Turn in Reading logs.
July 27 - Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Pirates
July 30 - Finale, 10:30 a.m., Reading Log Winners announed.
Award winning books in the Children's Department
Caldecott - The Lion and Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman.
Newberry - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer Figg by Rodman Philbrick, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
Theordor Seuss Geisel - I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold, Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee, Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan.
Coretta Scott King - Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, My People by Charles R. Smith, Jr., The Negro Speaks of Rivers by E. B. Lewis.
Pura Belpre - Book Fiesta by Pat Mora, My Abuelita by Tony Johnston.
Batchelder - Big Wolf and Little Wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme.
Schneider Family - Django by Bonnie Christensen.
Sibert Medal - Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee, Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose, The Day-Glo Brothers: The true story of Bob and Joe Switzer Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton.