Kids Programs

Stories, Songs & Snacks

Ages 0-7

Tuesdays @ 10:00AM and Thursdays @ 10:30AM

Join Ms. J for storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays  There will be stories, songs, and snacks!  Be ready to join in on the fun!


Gettin’ Crafty @ the Library

All Ages

Every Week

Every week, the library will debut a new craft for everyone to enjoy! Materials will be available all week and registration will not be required.


Adventure Pass



We are so excited to start offering passes to the Blank Park Zoo, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Science Center of Iowa, and the Des Moines Children's Museum.

How it works:

You must be –

  • A Van Meter Public Library cardholder in good standing.

  • 18 years or older.

  • A Van Meter resident.

Reserve your Adventure Pass in advance by calling or emailing the library.

  • Each pass allows admission for two (2) adults and two (2) children (unless otherwise noted).  Additional tickets can be purchased at the venue as regular admission.

Choose your attraction and select the date you would like to visit. The pass is only good for the specific day it is reserved.

Print your pass. Digital passes on a phone or other device will not be accepted.

  • Copies can be made at the library using our public computers - Printing costs: black and white- 10¢ per side, color -50¢ per side.

Visit the attraction on the date that is on your pass.

Present the printed pass and valid photo ID that matches the name on the pass at admission. 

  • One pass per venue may be reserved once every 365 days.

  • If you're unable to use your pass, please call the Library to cancel by the day before so another family may use it.

  • Passes cannot be used for special events.

Adventure Pass holders must present the printed pass and valid photo ID that matches the name on the pass at admission. Email on a cell phone is not accepted, as you'll turn in the printed pass. Please print your Adventure Pass at the time of registration.

Please call the library at 515-996-2435 or email us at so we can help you reserve your passes today!