Dubuque County Library District

Programs for Kids & Families

Preschool Age Programs – no registration needed

Go Wild!: Join us for large motor activities and games for preschoolers and their families. Summertime caregivers can bring the whole bunch to play together. This program will be held outside, weather permitting.

Epworth Branch: Wednesdays, June 8th – July 6th, 10:30 AM

Farley City Park: Wednesdays, July 20th – August 17th, 10:30 AM


Marshmallow Bash: (Ages 2-5) What can you do with marshmallows (besides eating them of course)? Play, make art, and yes, enjoy some snacks, with these fluffy treats.

Asbury Branch: Monday, July 25th, 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Peosta/NICC Branch: Monday, August 1st, 10:30 – 11:00 AM


OutdoorArt: Join Teresa for process-focused, creative, and probably messy art for preschoolers and their families. This program will be held outside, weather permitting.

Asbury Park: Thursdays, June 9th – August 18th, 9:00 AM

Farley City Park: Thursday, June 16th – July 7th / July 21st – August 18th, 10:30 AM


Preschool Story Time: Join Ms. Teresa for a half hour with some reading, rhymes, and socialization.  No registration needed.

Asbury Branch: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 9:30 AM, June 8th – August 10th

Holy Cross Branch: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM, June 7th – August 9th

Peosta/NICC Branch: Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:00 AM, June 7th – August 9th


PreK Water Play: (Ages 2-5) Splash around and play at different water and camp-themed sensory stations. This program will be held outdoors. In the case of bad weather, the program will be cancelled.

Asbury Branch: Monday, June 27: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Epworth Branch: Tuesday, June 28: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Farley City Park: Wednesday, June 29: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Holy Cross City Park: Thursday, June 20: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Peosta City Park: Friday, July 1: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


Children’s Programs – registration requirements vary by program 

Cooking Camp: (3rd Grade and Up) Rustle up some camp-themed grub! Learn to cook a simple dish from start to finish. Registration required.

Registration

Asbury Branch: June 23, June 30, July 14, July 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Branch: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Could You Survive? Kids Edition: (2nd Grade – 5th Grade) Put together a survival kit, then take part in an interactive You Choose Adventure story where choices you make will determine whether you survive after a plane crash in the jungle. Registration required.

Registration

Farley Branch: Thursday, August 4: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Peosta/NICC Branch: Thursday, July 7: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Farm Bureau: (K – 5th Grade) Join Rachel from the Dubuque County Farm Bureau for an agriculture-themed topic and activity each month. June: Soil Painting. July: Fish Farming. August: Lavender Lip Balm.

Registration

Farley Branch: Tuesday, July 12th, 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Epworth Branch: Tuesday, August 2nd, 10:30 – 11:00 AM


Ghosts & S’mores: (2nd – 5th Grade) What’s a camp night without some scary stories and some s’mores? Make a sticky s’more, then tell or read your favorite ghost story. We’ll have a bunch of library books with ghost stories to choose from, or you’re welcome to bring your own book or original story.

Farley Branch: Thursday, July 14: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Peosta/NICC Branch: Wednesday, July 27: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Kids’ Craft Camp: (K – 3rd Grade) Join Miss Kayla for a different nature or camp-themed craft each week. Each craft will be offered once virtually and twice in person at two different branches. Registration is required for the virtual Craft Club, but not for in person. Register for the first half of the virtual Craft Club by May 20 to receive supplies. Register for the second half of the virtual Craft Club by June 17.

Registration

Week 3: Bubble Wands
Monday, June 27: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Farley Municipal Building
Tuesday, June 28: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Virtual
Wednesday, June 29: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Asbury Branch

Week 4: DIY Lantern
Tuesday, July 12: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Virtual
Wednesday, July 13: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Epworth Branch
Wednesday, July 13: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Holy Cross Branch

Week 5: Water Bottle Carrier
Tuesday, July 19: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Farley Municipal Building
Tuesday, July 19: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Virtual
Thursday. July 21: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM at the Peosta Branch

Week 6: Sand Slime
Monday. July 25: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Farley Municipal Building
Tuesday, July 26: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Epworth Branch
Tuesday, July 26: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Virtual

Week 7: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
Mon, August 1: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Asbury Branch
Tues, August 2: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Virtual
Thurs, August 4: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Holy Cross Branch


Paper Making: (1st – 5th Grade) Get messy as you learn how paper is made and make your own piece of paper from scratch.

Holy Cross Park: Monday, July 11th 2:00 – 3:00 PM


Seed Bead Art: (1st – 5th Grade) Make a cute animal design with seed beads.

Epworth Branch: Wednesday, August 3rd, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Holy Cross Branch: Thursday, July 28th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM


Solar Oven Mini Pizzas: (K – 5th Grade) Make a pizza box solar oven and choose toppings for your mini pizza, then use your oven to cook your pizza snack. Registration required.

Registration

Epworth Branch: Tuesday, July 19: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Farley Branch: Wednesday, August 3: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Holy Cross Branch: Wednesday, June 29: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Peosta/NICC Branch: Tuesday, July 12: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Family/All Ages Programs

 

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