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Annual Meeting

Posted January 21, 2015 in Community Featured, Waukee

Come to the Friends & Foundation Annual Meeting!
The Waukee Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Waukee Public Library raise money to aid and enhance the library.  You are invited to support your library and attend the joint annual meeting and potluck on Monday, February 2 at 6:00 pm.  Table service and beverages will be provided.  A meeting will follow dinner.

Drive-Up Book Drop
Is your movie or book due but you can’t get to the library during open hours?  Is the baby asleep, or is it too cold to get out of the car?  Use your Waukee Public Library’s drive-up book drop located on the south side of the building.  It’s available 24/7 for your convenience.

February Special Children’s’ Programs

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate Valentine Boxes on Friday, February 6 from 4:30 to 5:15 pm. Bring a shoe box if you have one. We’ll have a stack of boxes available, and a variety of papers and craft items to create your own special decorated box.

Drop In DIY Storytime.  Families, stop in the library and have a fun do-it-yourself storytime every Saturday!  Special books to read and an activity to complete will be set out for families to do when it fits your schedule.

Chess Club.  Elementary school students – learn how to play chess!   Saturday, February 7, 1:00 pm.  Registration requested, please call  or email Tom Lloyd, 515-333-9301 or

Lego Club.  All ages of Lego fans – come to Waukee Public Library to build fabulous Lego creations with the help of our teen volunteers.  Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Family Movie. Now showing, “Boxtrolls”. We supply the popcorn; you supply your own covered beverage.  Saturday, February 28, 1:00 pm.


February Weekly Children’s’ Programs

Lego Story Inventors. 2nd – 5th graders are invited to create new and unique stories with Legos and iPads. Email or visit the web calendar to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waukee Public Library. Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm, February 10 – March 10.
Books & Babies. For infants birth to 18 months with a caregiver.  15 – 20 minutes of songs, books, and rhymes, followed by playtime.  Mondays at 10:00 am.

Toddlertime.  For toddlers up to 3 years with a caregiver.   20 minutes of movement, stories, and songs, followed by playtime.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Preschool Storytime.  For children 3 to 6 with a caregiver.  30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a related craft.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am and Tuesdays at 2:00 pm.

Pajama Time.  Families with children of all ages are invited to wear your pajamas and hear bedtime stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a craft.  Thursdays at 6:45 pm.

Reading Under the Stars.  Kids in grades 1 – 3 who feel too old for Pajamatime may attend and enjoy special stories and related activities. Each week we will ‘travel’ to a new state!  Thursdays, 6:45 pm. 


February Teen Programs

TAB.  Teen Advisory Board (grades 6 – 12) meets each Monday at 3:30 pm to plan teen programs and to sign up for volunteer activities.

Teens.  Wild Wednesdays!  After school fun for 6 – 12 graders with something new every week.  Wednesdays, 1:30 pm on February 4 & 18, 3:30 pm on February 11 & 25.   Weekly program listing at:


February Adult Programs

Open Scrapbooking. Pack up your paper crafts equipment and spend the day sharing ideas and tools! There is plenty of room to spread out and work. The library’s tools will be set out for your use. Saturday, February 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Coal Mine Meeting Room.
Book Discussion.  There’s always room for you at WPL’s book discussion group! February’s selection is “Dear Life” by the Pulitzer-prize-winning author, Alice Munro.  Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm.  Light refreshments.
Writer’s Group.  Are you a writer?  Interested in meeting with other writers to compare, collaborate, critique, and expand your abilities?  This is the group for you.  Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm.



February Hours and Closings
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Closed Monday, February 16 for President’s Day

Waukee Public Library
950 Warrior Lane
Hours: Mon. – Thur.:
9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.


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