Kids (0-11)

*For the safety and wellness of both patrons and staff,
there will be no in-person programming until further notice.
See the Library's Phased Re-opening plan for more information.*

Imagine Your Story

2020 Summer Reading Program

Starting June 5th, you can earn free books just for reading! Every 7 days that you read for any amount of time, you can earn a free book, up to 3 books. You can sign up online with ReadSquared, our new online summer reading app/website! We will also have bonus challenges that you can complete to enter drawings for prizes. Sign up for ReadSquared here:

We encourage you to try ReadSquared if it works for you, but we also have a paper option! You can pick up a paper log by asking for one during our curbside pickup times, or contacting the library at or (515) 981-0217. Everyone can complete the program once, so please choose either ReadSquared or paper but not both, thanks! 

storytime at home

Storytime at Home

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM on Facebook Live
Join us for for a streaming storytime with stories and songs! Through July, none on June 18th because of our online concert with Macaroni Soup! 

D.I.Y. Projects

D.I.Y. Projects

Fridays at 10:30 AM on Facebook Live
A craft, kitchen, or other do-it-yourself project demo from Adult Services Librarian, Kayla. Open to all ages. Four of the projects will have Take & Make kits available, the others use materials that are easy to find or that you may already have.

Register for June 12 Friendship Bracelet Take & Make Kit here. Register for June 26 Magical Garden Take & Make kit OUT OF STOCK

Registration for July 10 Imagine Your Story Notebooks here Registration for July 24 Fantasy String Art here

Online Kids Concert with Macaroni Soup

Macaroni Soup: Online Concert for Kids

Thursday, June 18th at 10:30 AM Sign up here to get the link: Join us in welcoming Miss Carole and Clarence from Macaroni Soup: Active Music for Kids for a live concert on Zoom! Their music is great for toddlers through elementary age kids, and we encourage families to watch together!

The Zoom link will be kept private for security, and will be emailed to participants a couple of days before the event. Any questions? Email Mallory at

Online Magic Show with Mikayla Oz

Online Magic Show with Mikayla Oz

Thurday, June 25th at 7:00 PM
Sign up here to get the link: 
Magician Mikayla Oz present a magic show on Zoom for kids and families! The zoom link is private for security, so to sign up, fill out the form and we will send out the link a couple of days before the show.  Any questions? Email Mallory at

 sample brush calligraphy and pens

FULL: Online Brush Lettering Class for Ages 10+

Thursday, July 9th at 7:00 PM on Zoom, open to ages 10 and up
Registration is full. Email if you would like to be on a waiting list. 
Norwalk Easter Public Library is excited to invite Iowa local hand lettering artist Tristan Miedema, creator of TJM Design Co. to present a VIRTUAL brush lettering class—no artistic ability or experience required! Learn the basics of modern calligraphy using a brush pen from wherever you are. We’ll start with the basics, pencil and paper, and by the end of the class you’ll have created your very own project and have the supplies to practice all summer long. 

The class is free to participants, and includes 2 brush pens, a practice journal, and hand lettering cardstock (provide your own pencil and eraser)—everything is yours to keep after the class! Family friendly, and suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about the art of hand lettering. Closer to the event, we'll arrange a pickup of the provided supplies at the library - you'll get an email with more details. Email with any questions

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