September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and Hunger Action Month. During September, we encourage everyone who does not have a library card to come in and sign up for one. In addition, WPL is working with other area agencies to highlight the issue of hunger in our state.
New library patrons will receive a reusable book bag, and there will be free replacement of your lost library card (a $1 savings).
Each nonperishable food item will reduce your fine by $1 with a maximum of $20.
A photo exhibit, The Faces of Hunger in Iowa, courtesy of the Iowa Food Bank Association, will be on display Sept. 7-13.
Spend Smart, Eat Smart will be presented by the Dallas County Extension educator Lisa Mickelson on Sept. 11 at 6:45 p.m. Learn how to stretch your food dollars while you enjoy delicious, healthy meals.
A free music service from your library. All you need is your library card and PIN to access more than 7 million songs from 28,000 labels. There is no software to download and no digital rights management restrictions — and the music is yours to keep. This service is paid for in part by the WPL Foundation.
Dallas County Reads 1 Book
The 12 libraries in the Dallas County Library Association are banding together to offer our first county-wide reading program Sept. 22 – Oct. 23. This year’s book is the award-winning “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Books are available for checkout, or for the discounted purchase price of $5.
• Books with Becky. Discuss “Ordinary Grace” on Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Light refreshments.
• William Kent Krueger Read and Meet, Hotel Pattee, Oct. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the library. Free author talk at 7 p.m. Check the library website for a complete calendar of events.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten. If you read one book a day to your child, you can read 1,000 books in less than three years. Sign up is ongoing. Your child will earn rewards for every 100 books you read together and graduate at 1,000 books.
Babies & Books. For infants birth to 18 months with a caregiver. Songs, books and rhymes followed by playtime. Mondays at 10 a.m.
Toddlertime. For 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Twenty minutes of movement, stories and songs to help your young one develop early literacy skills, followed by playtime. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime. For children 3-6 with a caregiver. Thirty minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a related craft. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
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. – 3:30 p.m.