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Posted December 31, 2014 in Community Featured, Urbandale

Whew, we made it through the holidays! Now you have time to relax and read a few good books. We’ll even reward you for doing so! Sign up for a Winter Reading Program at the library and you might just win an awesome prize. Just for reading!


Winter Reading Programs

We Mustache You to Read – Winter Reading Program for adults
Don’t let the winter months get hairy this year – spice them up by participating in the adult winter reading program, “We Mustache You to Read”! All you have to do is read or listen to some good books! Pick up a reading packet at any library service desk starting on January 19th and start reading. Reading must be completed by February 28th. All who participate are eligible for small prizes.

Frozen – Winter Reading Program for kids
Let the snow, ice and cold go this winter as you snuggle up with a good book.  The youth winter reading program, Frozen, begins on Sunday, January 18 and ends on Saturday, February 28. Complete three weeks of the winter reading program and earn a snowman and a prize.  Complete all six weeks and decorate your snowman and earn more prizes.  Kids, ages two to eleven, can pick up their book bag and Frozen reading log at the Youth Services Desk beginning on Saturday, January 17th.

Join us for a fun, interactive movie to kick off the Winter Reading Program! Families are invited to sing, dance, and interact with a movie about two sisters and a snowman on Saturday, January 24th, at 10:00 am, in the library meeting rooms. We’ll have props, free popcorn, and lots of fun! Registration is not required.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – Food for Fines

Help the Urbandale Food Pantry by paying off your library fines on MLK Day, Monday, January 19th, with food!  Bring in a personal care item or non-perishable food item and we will remove a dollar per item from your fines – no limit! Items most in need are new personal care items (unopened shampoo/conditioner, bars of soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, TP, laundry soap, sanitary products, large-size diapers). The “Imagine Enough for Everyone” event will also take place on January 19th in the library meeting rooms from 9am to 2pm. You are invited to stop by to donate, knit, color, or pledge action. Details about the event can be found at

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