Play, Grow, Learn!

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library's space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Comics Creators

Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old. For grades 4-12

Insect Zoo

Jun 17
Monday 3:30 pm
The Iowa State University's Insect Zoo is bringing some of their creepiest bugs to the library! They will be sharing information about lots of different insects. Drop in to see creepy, crawly, live insects up close.

ISU Insect Zoo

The Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo is bringing some of their creepiest bugs to the library! Drop in between 6:00-7:00 p.m. to see 100 different kinds of creepy, crawly LIVE insects up close. All ages welcome!

Mother Goose on the Loose!

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program we will have open play available.